Daytona Beach may be known for beautiful beaches and sunny skies, but make no mistake- we do get some chilly temperatures! The good thing about the colder temperatures in Daytona Beach is that they don't usually last long. We may get a day or even a couple of days of colder weather, but then we heat back up to a comfortable temperature. I always enjoy the colder temperatures, simply because I know they won't last long.
Today, we had cold temperatures here in Daytona Beach! In fact, when we took a drive down the beach today around 10 am, it was 39 degrees and with the wind chill it felt like it was 33 degrees. Brr! There were still some people walking the beach and quite a few runners on it. If you have a jacket, you could still take a beautiful walk on the beach when it's cold outside. Below are two pictures that I took today on the beach in Daytona Beach Shores. It was sunny, beautiful, but cold. And what a cool sandman someone made for everyone to see!
If you are visiting the Daytona Beach area and it will be cold, take one of the cold mornings to visit the manatees at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City. It's about a 30 minute drive to get to the park from Daytona Beach, but well worth it on a cold morning. The manatees live in the river, but on cold mornings they pack into the spring area of the park. I've been there when there are 300 or more. It's quite a beautiful site to see! You can read more about visiting that park and see pictures here.
Winter is a beautiful time in Daytona Beach. Typically speaking, the weather is often perfect. Even when we have some cold days, it's still usually beautiful and you can go see the manatees. You can also take a short drive to see the Fairchild Oak at Bulow Creek State Park. Not only is the park beautiful, but it's a scenic drive along the way. Finally, as long as the beach is open to driving, you can take a drive down the beach or park and sit in your car and admire the view, read, etc.
Daytona Beach is great all year long!