Ponce Inlet


Ponce Inlet, FL
United States United States
29.0907, -80.9346

Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998. The lighthouse tower and museum are located 12 miles south of Daytona Beach and are open to the public year round. The lighthouse is close to Orlando attractions, historic St. Augustine and the Kennedy Space Center. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the second tallest lighthouse in the nation. Visitors who climb the 175-foot-tall lighthouse tower are treated to a magnificent view of the Florida coastline and Halifax River from Daytona Beach to New Smyrna Beach.Ponce Inlet leads to the best fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, deep-water reef fish such as Red Snapper, Grouper, Sea Bass, Porgy, Trigger Fish, King Mackerel, Amberjack or even a shark.There are numerous guides available for your angling adventure.Also many choices of lodging.Beach driving is permitted daily seaward of the clearly marked dune conservation zone depending on tides and access ramps being opened.

The beach is open to vehicles:

May 1 through Oct. 31 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Nov. 1 through April 30 from sunrise to sunset

Lifeguards towers are staffed from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Whether you want to take a nature walk, see historic sites and sugar mills, learn more about the environment, or visit museums or cultural opportunities, Volusia County has it all. Plus you can boat, fish, camp, observe wildlife in its natural habitat, sunbathe or participate in more active recreational (courts, ball fields, etc.) activities in Volusia County.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier
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Fishing Reports

over 2 years ago (08/31/2014)

Ponce Inlet Fishing Report 08.31.14

Best bet this month , mullet run has started try using a castnet get some small mullet drift baits or cast up against seawalls ,the fish to catch are redfish, trout,snook, mango snapper. ...
over 5 years ago (08/30/2011)

Ponce Inlet Fishing Report 08.30.11

Took my skiff out to the backwaters of Ponce Inlet today closer to Port Orange than New Smyrna. The morning was a steady bite of Reds and Sheepshead which are both fun and challenging to catch. Find an area where there is an oyster bed and throw a live or dead shrimp on the edge of the bed. You will get caught upon the oysters from time to time, but it is worth it when you hook up with a nice Redfish. Im glad I got out of there before this crazy storm hit! Bring your kids out fishing in the...

Ponce Inlet Fishing Report 04.12.11

Only a few weeks away from the Easter holiday and it looks like everything will be early this spring and early summer. Baitfish have flooded the coastal waters in the region, water temperatures are solidly in the 70-80 degree range, and bigger tarpon are being spotted along the beaches and area backwaters. Water levels have risen over the past couple weeks with several inches of rain and in turn winter fish schools are breaking up and fish are moving into typical summertime patterns. The bi...
about 7 years ago (04/11/2010)

Ponce Inlet Fishing Report 04.11.10

The fishing on the Mosquito Lagoon these past few weeks has been nothing short of fantastic!! What more can I say? A sight-fishing paradise with schools of huge tailing redfish and large schools of the elusive black drum sharing the same flat. All have been happily eating a well placed fly or lure. The last few trips have been spent stalking tailing fish with light tackle spinning gear and fly rods. The big key to success has been a Stealthy, Patient & quiet approach with an accurate pre...
Captain Fred
over 8 years ago (01/14/2009)

Ponce Inlet Fishing Report 01.14.09

Hello all the fisherman! Curious about what we are catching these days?Well even on the colder weather we are still catching alot of snooks, they are biting with small pins, and shrimps jumbo.Last time we stopped at Ponce Inlet and followed the shrimp boat we caught 2 cobias and alot of sharks.Still at the inlet some anglers caught some nice black drum, and i saw a lot of small mangrove snappers.We are trying to catch some nice trouts, it's the best time to catch the biggest ones!Write on your...



Bonito, Atlantic (Sarda sarda)


Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)


Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)


Grouper, Black (Mycteroperca bonaci)


Grouper, Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis)


Grouper, Goliath (Epinephelus itajara)


Grouper, Red (Epinephelus morio)


Mackerel, King (Scomberomorous cavalla)


Porgy, Silver (Diplodus argenteus)


Sea Bass, Black (Centropris Striata)


Sea Bass, Giant (Stereolepis Gigas)


Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae)


Shark, Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus)


Shark, Hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran)


Snapper, Cubera (Lutjanus cyanopterus)


Snapper, Lane (Lutjanus synagris)


Snapper, Red (Lutjanus campechanus)


Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)



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