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Sunrise on the Beach at Daytona Beach

Updated on March 22, 2011

A Beach Slowly Comes to Life

To me there is nothing more pleasant than a peaceful walk along a beach at sunrise or sunset.

The photos below were taken during a recent stroll along Daytona Beach beach in Florida.

While the rest of the family slept soundly in the beach front resort condo we were vacationing at, I took my camera and set out to enjoy the dawn of a new day.

The Florida sun can be very hot in August but when I first stepped out the air was cool and pleasant and the sun low enough on the horizon so that my camera was able to capture the views of life on the beach without being washed out by a bright overhead sun on the sand and water.

But those moments didn't last long as the air steadily became hotter, the sun brighter and the crowd slowly began to build.  It wouldn't be long before the beach would fill with people out to enjoy the sun, sand and water.  

Being a part of the daytime beach crowd, enjoying the many attractions of the beach is what we came here for.

But there is something about being present at the very start of the new day that makes it worthwhile to get up early despite the fact that one is here to vacation.

Sunrise!
Sunrise!

Location of Daytona Beach, Florida

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Daytona Beach is an ocean front community located on Florida's Atlantic coast in the north third of the state.

Early morning quiet.
Early morning quiet.
A sandpiper and couple of walkers enjoying the quiet beach
A sandpiper and couple of walkers enjoying the quiet beach
Looking for yesterday's lost coins
Looking for yesterday's lost coins
Sprucing up the sand before the crowds arrive
Sprucing up the sand before the crowds arrive
Morning Coffee.
Morning Coffee.
Not everyone is an early riser.
Not everyone is an early riser.
While the tourists remain nestled snugly within the towering timeshares, crews begin setting up tents and chairs.
While the tourists remain nestled snugly within the towering timeshares, crews begin setting up tents and chairs.
There is neither free lunch nor free shade.
There is neither free lunch nor free shade.
And our friend sleeps on.
And our friend sleeps on.
Time to go in and get the family up for breakfast.
Time to go in and get the family up for breakfast.

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      Chuck Nugent 10 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Kathryn, Thanks for visiting my hub and for your comment. As for Tucson, so far I have written ten hubs with photos on Tucson and what it has to offer. Click https://hubpages.com/travel/My_Tucson_Arizona_Hubs to go to my recent hub which has descriptions of them and links to them. Chuck

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      J.T. 10 years ago

      That´s absolutely beautyful, man that´s make you longning for the beach, great page

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      Kathryn Vercillo 10 years ago from San Francisco

      The photos are beautiful!! If you've got any posts on here that have pics of Tucson, I'd love to see them. It's my hometown but I don't make it back there much anymore. :(

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      Marye Audet 10 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      mm..the first couple of pictures made me think of my childhood and missing it....but once I started seeing the big buildings in the background..NO THANKS! LOL! I would love to have an isolated beach property though.