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. 23.

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 24.

Bonfire ring locations and reservations

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

Frank Rendon Park Frank Rendon Park
2705 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL  32118

Tom Renick ParkTom Renick Park
1565 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL  32176

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

Ester Park imageEster Park
551 Esther St, New Smyrna Beach 32169

27th Ave Park27th Ave Park (North)
3681 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach 32169

27th Ave Park27th Ave Park (South)
3701S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach 32169

Hiles Beach RampHiles Beach Ramp
700 Hiles Blvd, New Smyrna Beach 32169

bonfire pits

Bonfire ring rules and reservations

Reservations will not be taken after April 24

​Bonfire rules & regulations 

Grilling on the beach
Beachgoers are permitted to grill on the beach. If using charcoal to grill, beachgoers must take the charcoal with them and properly dispose of it off of the beach. Charcoal cannot be disposed in the beach trash/recycle containers and it may not be put in the sand. 

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

Director
Ray Manchester
rmanchester@volusia.org

Questions and comments
BeachSafety@volusia.org

Call us at
386-239-7873