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Beach Driving Fight Rolls On In Volusia County


There aren’t many beaches that allow you to drive right onto the sand. Daytona Beach is one of the few, and it’s become something of a unique tradition there, even a point of pride. So when the Volusia County Council voted last month to restrict beach driving in front of a few proposed five-star hotels, there was an outcry from some residents. Council members say curtailing the beach driving will stimulate development. But locals say the beach driving itself is a tourism draw. Now, the fight is going to court in the first of what may be many battles over beach driving.
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Diving Into Daytona Beach Economy


Daytona Beach is branded ‘The Original American Beach’, and the city’s long been synonymous with motor sports like NASCAR, the Daytona International Speedway , bike week and beach driving. But as Florida’s economy picks up after a long recession, some say Daytona needs to do more to keep up with that wave, drawing more visitors with higher-end hotels and more family oriented attractions.
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