Ponce Inlet Real Estate For Sale
Located on the southern peninsula between Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet is a quaint beach town best known for its iconic lighthouse—the tallest in Florida and second-tallest masonry light station in the nation. Over 170,000 visitors per year pass through the lighthouse, creating a booming tourism industry in this former fishing village that now boasts multiple fishing charter businesses, waterfront restaurants, the Marine Science Center and the new Timucuan Oaks Botanical Garden. Ponce Inlet’s proximity to Daytona Beach offers residents and visitors alike easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment venues such as the Daytona International Speedway, the Ocean Center, Peabody Auditorium. Ponce Inlet is also minutes to a thriving universities community which includes Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona State College, University of Central Florida and Bethune-Cookman University.
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Ponce Inlet Fun Facts
First explored by Ponce de Leon in 1516
The current lighthouse went into service in 1887, replacing the original lighthouse that was destroyed by a storm in 1834
Electric power arrives in 1946
The town of Ponce Inlet was incorporated in 1963
Ponce Inlet gained water service in 1969
The first Ponce Inlet police car went into service in 1971
The new Public Works facility was dedicated in 2003
A new town hall and city council facility was also built in 2003
The North and South Turns of the historic NASCAR Beach Road were added to the register of Ponce Inlet Historic Places in 2007
The Ponce Inlet Historical Museum opened to visitors in 2010
Timucaun Oaks Botanical Garden opened to the public in 2016
(Facts courtesy of www.ponce-inlet.org)
Ponce Inlet Points of Interest
- Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum-choose from a multitude of guided tours & special events or explore this historic lighthouse on your own. Hours vary by season, group rates available.
Marine Science Center - this marine conservation and rehabilitation center doubles as a destination for visitors, residents and students of all ages. Participate in a variety of educational programs and experience the Aquatic Touch Pool while you learn about local marine life and conservation efforts.
Lighthouse Point Park—a 52 acre park featuring nature trails, a rock jetty, pavilions & beach access for humans as well as their furry canine friends. Restrooms, showers and vending.
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum— two restored cracker-styled cottages have been converted into an educational facility focused on preserving the history of Ponce Inlet. Admission is free. Call 386-761-2408 for hours and additional information.
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