Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida

This small town was once home to the Timucuan Indians, who relied on the vast shellfish population for survival. As the area developed, a small family settled there in 1876 and began making and selling brandied figs and jelly that they shipped across the country called, "Number 9 Guava Jelly." Despite only occupying 2 square miles, Ormand-by- the- Sea has a rich history for visitors and locals alike.

At North Peninsula State Park you can enjoy an afternoon at the beach, swimming in the Atlantic Ocean or searching for wildlife such as sea turtles or an array of fish. Almost at 3 miles long, North Peninsula State Park offers picnic pavillians and a two mile long hike where visitors can see creatures such as indigo snakes and gopher tortoises. Whether you're looking for a nice relaxing trail, or to just bask in the sun, North Peninsula State Park is a perfect family beach spot.

North Peninsula State Park