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Lighthouse Point Park

Aerial view of Lighthouse Point Park ocean and inlet beaches.

Location: 5000 S. Atlantic Ave.,  Ponce Inlet

Open Daily: February 1st through Daylight savings time start:  6:00a.m. - 7:30p.m

Start of Daylight savings time through September 30th:  6:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.

October 1st through November 30th:  6:00a.m. - 7:30p.m. 

December 1st through January 31st:  6:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Admission: $10 per vehicle. $20 annual inlet parks pass.  Free for Handicapped and Disabled Veteran registered vehicles.  Additional discounts available for Veterans,surviving spouses or children of first responders and Veterans whom died in the line of duty.

Alcohol is prohibited within the park under the Town of Ponce Inlet Ordinance Article VI Section 6.7

Trailers are not permitted on weekends and holidays without prior authorization from the Coastal Division through a Special Event Permit. There is a $25 application fee and the form can be submitted via email to

Pets are allowed on the inlet shore beach area and must be leashed at all times.  Pets are not allowed on elevated park boardwalks after 10am.  Pets are never allowed on the Atlantic Ocean beach.

Lighthouse Point Park is a 52 acre inlet park located along the northern shoreline of Ponce de Leon Inlet. The park has elevated wooden boardwalks, restrooms and picnic pavilions that are available for reservation.  There is a nature trail in the forested area in the center of the park that leads to a scenic observation tower overlooking the Halifax River.  Special park features include an 800’ jetty deck and dog-friendly swimming beach area located along the park inlet shoreline.  Park amenities are handicapped accessible and dog-friendly.  The property is owned by the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  Volusia County manages the park under a lease it maintains with this state agency.

The Volusia County Marine Science Center is located on Lighthouse Drive within the park and is a wonderful place to visit with a variety of aquariums and marine educational exhibits.

  • For additional information on the Volusia County Marine Science Center please visit
  • The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is not located in the park but just outside at 4931 South Peninsula Drive.  For additional information and to visit the lighthouse please visit
  • Fishing license requirements and salt-water fishing regulation information is available at

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