World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona devoid of post-Thanksgiving holiday weekend crowds

New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Above, a view of Daytona Beach from the Daytona Beach cam, near the Dunlawton Avenue Beach Ramp Approach in Daytona Beach Shores at 4: 11 p.m. Monday. At left, the Flagler Avenue Beach Ramp Approach at 4:12 p.m. in New Smyrna Beach.
By Henry Frederick
Headline Surfer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Even with unseasonablty warm day-time temps near 80 on Monday, post-Thanksgiving weekend crowds were non-existent at the World's Moart Famous Beach at the start of a new work week.

There were were a scant few more people in the beach in New Smyrna than in Daytona, but certainly no traffic tie-ups or any difficulties finding a sport to park on the hard sands along stretches of the berach where motor vehicles are allowed.

In both locales, there were more people than cars in the vicinity of the ramps.


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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.