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Old 06-27-2010, 06:05 AM
 
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Does anyone know if any beaches near Orlando have a wash off center where we can go to wash off the salt water after swimming? Does Daytona Beach have one?

This is one of the major things that makes going to the beach a hassle for me and my family. After swimming in salt water, we like to wash off, shampoo, get cleaned and get dressed. It seems that a lot of the beaches don't have a wash off center.

Does anyone know if there is any beaches with wash off centers?



Thanks much!
If you are talking indoor showers with private stalls to change in , they are disappearing in our area of the beach. All public beaches have out door showers, though. Some may even still have showers inside the rest room areas but because of the homeless using them and hanging out around them, the showers are being replaced with just changing rooms.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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Thanks everyone!


Rabflmom - What area of the beach are you located in, or do you go to? Is it Daytona beach that is replacing the showers with just changing rooms?
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Also when it comes down to which beach, you might want to google the events for each one.

For example, this weekend is Race weekend in Daytona....150,000 of your closest friends will be there to share the town with you.
Raceweeks and BikeWeek in Feb
and Biketoberfest in October will also affect your stay.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:02 AM
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Location: Orlando Metro Area
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In my order of favorites:

1.New Smyrna: Quickest to get to from northern suburbs, awesome restaurants like The Garlic, Ocean's Seafood , Boston's Fish House, PJ's Seashack, and much more. Beach driving permitted but no alcohol. New Smyrna is know as the Shark Bite Capital, no joke look it up but there is valid reason so don't worry. I've been going there for years and never even seen a shark, except on my plate.

2. Cocoa Beach: Two incredible surf shops,Ron Jon & Cocoa Beach Surf Co., anchor this beach community plus it's proximity to Port Canaveral and NASA make it a fun choice. The Pier is a little run down but a nice place to grab a drink which you can take on the beach. Matter of fact, as long as there's no glass, feel free to bring a 24 pk of beer, set out your umbrella, light up a nice cigar, and enjoy the sunset. No cars to worry about either so if you pass out from all the drinking, you won't get run over, only sunburn.

3. Daytona Beach: "World's most Famous Beach" for a reason, it's crowded. Even though the city kicked MTV out in the 90's to put an end to the wildest Spring Break parties I've ever seen, the city still gets down for BCR (Black College Reunion), and Bike Week. It has some other attractions you can enjoy with the family like the Daytona 500 experience thing, Volusia Mall, and a great boardwalk with rides like Beckykat said. There is beach driving but once again no alcohol. Daytona is the most urbanized of the 3 main Central Florida beaches so that has to be considered as well.


Here is a visual representation of the 3 for comparison, and yes they all have places to rinse off after becoming very salty and sandy.
New Smyrna (http://www.golfandboatfun.com/PonceInletBeachesLookingNorth7.jpg - broken link)
Cocoa Beach
Daytona
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
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If you are talking indoor showers with private stalls to change in , they are disappearing in our area of the beach. All public beaches have out door showers, though. Some may even still have showers inside the rest room areas but because of the homeless using them and hanging out around them, the showers are being replaced with just changing rooms.
RAB, sorry to hear about the homeless problem you're now having in Brevard County. Daytona is much better over the past 2 years.

We never really had many indoor showers in Daytona that I'm aware of -- mostly all of them are outdoors and there are plenty of them at beach entrances (esp. those with facilities).

The nicest ones in Daytona are in Breakers Oceanfront Park, which is just south of the Pier. During the daytime, it has a water-jet fountain your kids will love rinsing off in. There are rows of regular showers adjacent to it and clean, patrolled facilities as well (in the Beach Patrol building).
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