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Safe to run on Atlantic Blvd.?

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Safe to run on Atlantic Blvd.?

I'll be in Daytona Beach for a volleyball tournament and need to work in a training run of 8-9 miles. I hate the treadmill. Is it safe to run along Atlantic Blvd.?

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1. Re: Safe to run on Atlantic Blvd.?

When is your visit? You should be fine running on the Blvd. It is quite a busy area traffic wise, however there are good sidewalks to run on. There are usually many people around too, so its safe.I think it would be best to run southwards toward Port Orange/South Daytona. :)

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2. Re: Safe to run on Atlantic Blvd.?

It should be fine, other than being on a sidewalk with driveways close to traffic; there's less traffic in Daytona Beach Shores, south of Daytona beach proper.

Depending on tide, the beach offers an excellent alternative, including barefoot running or walking. The beach has a substantial average tidal range, up to 5 feet. The National Weather Service has a beach forecast, including tide times, here:


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3. Re: Safe to run on Atlantic Blvd.?

It's perfectly safe in terms of nobody's going to attack you. And, you'd be fine running on the sidewalks. I'd think twice about running on sections without a sidewalk, but areas that might not have them should be outside of your range. I haven't actually ever paid attention to where they might stop.

I think once you see the beach you'll seriously consider it if conditions permit. There's a strip that's hard packed enough that the used to run trials for the land speed record out there. There's 26 miles of that in Volusia County, and more to the North. Tides and storms my put some or all of it underwater, but not always.

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4. Re: Safe to run on Atlantic Blvd.?

Buy a newspaper when you arrive and find the tide timetable. Low tide and an hour or two on either side is good for runnin on the beach.. You can run in neighborhoods when you get a couple of miles north or south of downtown. Atlantic is fine but you might have to dodge people unless you run before 8 am. Running om the beach is a wonderful experience. Best beach area is near Pounce Inlet because the beach is widest there. That is about 8-10 miles south of downtown. Have a good time with the views!

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