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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. 28.

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 26th, 2022.


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


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


Cardinal Beach Ramp
301 Cardinal Dr, Ormond Beach, FL  32176


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


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


Ester Park
551 Esther St, New Smyrna Beach 32169


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


Hiles Beach Ramp
700 Hiles Blvd, New Smyrna Beach 32169

Bonfire ring rules and reservations

• The FIRE must be extinguished WITH WATER no later than 11:00 PM.
• You must be at least 18 to reserve a fire ring. 
• Applicant is responsible for removing debris (trash, unburned wood, etc.) upon conclusion of event. Officers will be inspecting the site each night and violators will be contacted to return and clean-up. The division reserves the right to deny future reservations if this provision is not met.
• Plastic & foam may not be used as fuel.
• No more than ONE (1) weekend reservation date at the same pit per month will be permitted.
• If you need to contact BEACH SAFETY personnel during the event – Please call central dispatch at (386) 248-1777 and PRESS “1”.

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. 

Beach Safety Volusia County

If you have any questions, please email: or call 386-239-6414.

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