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Manatee Island

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Address: 325 N Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3303

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Nice Island to Enjoy Water Views

We enjoy visiting this island when in Daytona. It provides a nice walk around the whole island with a great view of the river and the "backside" of Daytona Beach boardwalk area... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a Beautiful location. Relatively Clean. I would recommend nature lovers to Bring extra garbage bags and do our part as Citizens of Planet Earth to keep it clean and yes pick up the slack and garbage of the Clueless. Pick up your share of garbage and a little extra before you leave so worth it. The only thing I... More 

Thank Alisa J
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We enjoy visiting this island when in Daytona. It provides a nice walk around the whole island with a great view of the river and the "backside" of Daytona Beach boardwalk area. The playground is great, my kids love pretending at teh outdoor amphitheatre. Bathrooms and an adult fitness station area make this a place I think everyone in teh... More 

Greater Cincinnati
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

The park is near restaurants and shopping. You have a view of the Halifax river. If you have just eaten and need a bit of a stroll or need a spot for the children or dog to burn off a little energy, this park will do the trick. There is a historic building at the opening of the park but... More 

1 Thank RLW86
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

TIP - As I was told from locals just walk your dog outside this park. "You never know what type and how many homeless are in the park. Rarely are there any dogs inside". We were in Daytona for the day and needed a place to take the dog out. This has the only dog park I found in Daytona... More 

12 Thank MikeD56
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Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

This place was beautiful to walk around until we seen around 10 homeless people hanging out staring at us. This island had an awesome park tlmy daughter was begging me to play at. No way was I going to let daughter play at a park surrounded by homeless people with no kids hanging around letting their clothing dry out on... More 

2 Thank hbenick
Oakdale, Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

As long as you do not expect to actually see any manatees you will not be disappointed. Only issue I had was the homeless person camped out at the walking bridge, which you have to cross to get in an out - Daytona PD please take notice.

5 Thank Oakdale29
Gulfport, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Great dog park including an area to be off leash. Lots of open areas and shading. Nice river views and children's play area too. Area is not so great as homeless seem to sleep there during the day and the area around is deserted.

4 Thank Julie H
Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Manatee island is a great little place to have a picnic or walk the dogs. The addition of the new dog park is awesome. The only downside is there tends to be some homeless meanering about, but ive been there many times and they havent bothered me.

4 Thank Scott W
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

A nice little island to bring the kids with a very nice little playground for them. Nice fenced in area for the dogs to run around. Right on the Halifax River so it's beautiful to look out on the river with a walkway going right over the river.

4 Thank Tommysmimi
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We went here for a little picnic and to let our dog run for a while, since he'd been trapped in the car for two days. (Great for toddler exercise too, if you need that.) There was a nice pavilion with tables inside the dog park, so we sat while the kids ran around with a few other visitors. It's... More 

4 Thank Nikki B

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