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Bonfires on the beach

A beach bonfire in a fire ring is a time-honored tradition for residents and visitors to enjoy. Fire pits are large cement rings in the sand for building a bonfire.

Volusia County's Beach Safety Division provides fire rings free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for the fire pits must be made in advance;  reservations for the next season will not be taken before Oct. 15.

Beach visitors are permitted to bring their own bonfire pit as long as it's not sea turtle nesting season. No permit necessary! All rules still apply.

The wood for the fire is not provided. The best type of wood to bring is unprocessed wood. Do not use discarded wood from household furniture with varnishes and paint, or wood containing nails.

Bonfire rings create instant gathering places for entertainment and sharing, which is why they are such a popular activity. They are only available during non-turtle nesting seasons (November through April). Reservations will not be taken after April 27

To make a reservation, choose a location below and click on the "Reserve Now" button.

Bonfire ring locations and reservations

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Van Ave Park
3101 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach 32118

Rockefeller Dr
100 Rockefeller Dr, Ormond Beach 32176

Sapphire Walkway
1080 N. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach 32169

Ester Park
551 Esther St, New Smyrna Beach 32169

27th Ave Park (North)
3681 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach 32169

27th Ave Park (South)
3701S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach 32169

Hiles Beach Ramp
700 Hiles Blvd, New Smyrna Beach 32169

bonfire pits

Bonfire ring rules and reservations

Reservations will not be taken after April 27

​Bonfire rules & regulations 

If you have any questions, please email: beachsafety@volusia.org or phone 386-239-6414.

Ray Manchester

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