Why is Daytona Beach the “World’s Most Famous Beach?”

During your vacation at Atlantic Terrace, you’ll most definitely want to make many visits to the sandy shores of Daytona Beach. With 23 miles of white, sandy oceanfront, this Florida beach city draws in millions of visitors annually. Daytona Beach has a very prominent sign arching over the street leading to their boardwalk with the phrase, “World’s Most Famous Beach.” This educational blog reveals the history behind this claim.

Why is Daytona Beach the “World’s Most Famous Beach”?

Google did not come up with a solid answer, so a phone call placed to the Chamber of Commerce (very nice and very helpful!) referred us to the City of Daytona Beach website, which offers a little history behind the title:

Made famous for its wide beach and smooth, hard-packed sands, Daytona Beach became widely known in the early 1900s for high-speed automobile testing, and later, racing. This made the beach a mecca for racing enthusiasts.

By the 1920s, it was dubbed the “World’s Most Famous Beach.” As more and more racing took place, the sandy beaches gave way to the development of the famous racetrack known as the Daytona International Speedway, which was built by NASCAR founder William “Bill” France. The speedway has been hosting the Daytona 500 since 1959 and attracts thousands of tourists and race enthusiasts from all over the world in search of thrills.

Daytona Beach has beautiful beaches and is a popular destination spot for those looking for a fun, family vacation – not just race fans!

Want to visit Daytona? Check out the spacious accommodations at Atlantic Terrace!

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