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Set on the southern tip of a barrier island on the coast of central Florida, Ponce Inlet is a small town known for its peaceful coastal atmosphere. It's only a 20-minute drive south of its more popular sister city, Daytona. Known for its family-friendly atmosphere, unique attractions, boardwalk, and nature preserves, this lesser known gem is well-worth the visit. Ponce Inlet is a fantastic destination option for families, couples, and beach lovers seeking a laid-back, uncrowded coastal Florida getaway.Finding your perfect Ponce Inlet vacation rental
Enjoy a peaceful, laid-back beach getaway at Ponce Inlet where you can choose from a variety of vacation rentals. Several oversized rentals are available for large groups and families. Smaller groups and couples can opt for a cozy, intimate rental with a private garden. Enjoy sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean at a rental close to the beach or with balcony views. The majority of rentals in this area are designed with Florida-inspired decor, plenty of natural light, and modern furnishings. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.
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The area and getting around
If you’ll be flying into Ponce Inlet, the closest major airport is Daytona Beach International Airport, just 10 miles away. From Daytona Beach, you can take a taxi or a bus to Ponce Inlet and the drive takes around 30 minutes. Uber and Lyft are also widely accessible throughout the region. Rental car companies are available at the airport and in the city of Daytona beach if you plan to rent a car during your trip.A small walkable town
Ponce Inlet is a small and walkable town. Renting a car during your trip will make it more convenient to get from place to place, but if you enjoy walking, it is totally possible to rely on your own two feet to get around. Renting bikes or a golf cart is also a popular option for getting around.
Travelers and activities
Enjoy a variety of fun and unique activities with your significant other at Ponce Inlet. Parasailing is a popular activity with many different packages available. You can take parasailing flights between 800 and 2000 feet in the air and enjoy spectacular views of Daytona and the surrounding region. Boat tours are also a popular activity and a great way to explore the coastal region. There are several boat tour operators offering different package options, from sunset cruises, to day trips, fishing trips, and more.Ponce Inlet for families
Ponce Inlet is a wonderful destination for a relaxing and memorable family getaway. Head to the Ponce Inlet Historical Museum to learn all about the history and cultural heritage of the local area. The museum is set inside of two historic Florida cottages called “cracker homes” with several informational plaques throughout the property. Explore the Ponce Preserve, which is the largest park in the town and sits on over 40 acres of coastline. The park is home to an archaeological Native American site, wetlands, and several species of native trees. There’s even a live oak that’s been estimated to be over 350 years old.
„Legend has it that Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida in the 1500s on his quest to find the Fountain of Youth. Ponce Inlet was named after him in 1926.“
Top 5 travel tips in Ponce Inlet
Climb 203 steps to the top of the 175-foot Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse. The tower is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and one of the tallest in the entire country. The inside of the lighthouse contains a spiral staircase with a panoramic viewing deck at the top. Spend a couple of hours walking around the grounds and exploring the museum. There are several informational plaques and points throughout the property where you can learn about the history of the lighthouse and local area.2. Explore the Marine Science Center
One of the most popular attractions in the city, The Marine Science Center plays an important role in preserving the local marine ecosystems. The center regularly rescues, rehabilitates, and releases sick or injured sea turtles and birds in the area. During a visit here, you can visit the animals and learn about how they are cared for. There are hands-on exhibits for children to learn about some of the local marine life species, as well as a nature trail and an observation deck with views of the surrounding nature preserve.3. Stroll through the Lighthouse Point Park
This well-maintained beach park has it all. You could spend quite a few hours exploring the peaceful area, swimming, walking along the shores, fishing, or just enjoying the spectacular views of the lighthouse. A series of wooden walking ramps provide beach access at several different points along the coastline. There’s also a nature trail and a dog park. The park has restrooms with showers, and there are several trashcan points around the park.4. Catch some rays at Ponce Inlet Park
Named one of the best beaches in the region, the white sands, wide shores, and calm waters at Ponce Inlet Park are not to be missed. Grab your beach gear and a cooler full of drinks and snacks and spend an entire day here.5. Enjoy locally caught seafood
Several restaurants around the inlet serve delicious, fresh, and locally caught seafood. Enjoy a meal at Down the Hatch Seafood Company, which offers a wide range of fresh seafood dishes. Off The Hook is another top-rated restaurant serving locally caught seafood.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Ponce Inlet
How much do the vacation rentals in Ponce Inlet cost on average?
The corona crisis strongly impacted holidays in 2020. Last year, rentals in Ponce Inlet had an annual average price of around $305.52 per night.
Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?
Those who want to save as much as possible travel to Ponce Inlet in December, November, and January, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $207.97, $214.24, and $247.79 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Ponce Inlet?
When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Ponce Inlet, the highest prices are usually found in the month of May (with an average of $405.05 per night), followed by April ($395.39), and July ($357.74).
Is Ponce Inlet a good location for a last-minute getaway?
When going on vacation to Ponce Inlet, it is necessary to be proactive as 93% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data in 2020.
Which months offer the highest availability?
May, April and September are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations available, with respective average availability figures of 14.4%, 13%, and 12.25%.
During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?
Vacation rentals in Ponce Inlet reach their peak in demand in March, usually fully booked. The second most requested month is February, with 0.25%, and the third is July with 3%.
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