A blue sky over a baywatch tower on the shore of Daytona Beach in Florida

Ground has broken on the Latitude Margaritaville Beach Club, adding to an already staggering number of top-notch amenities.

In case life at Latitude Margaritaville wasn't great enough, there’s a new development on the horizon: Beach Club.

The private beachfront club is one of the premier amenities that residents have been anticipating ever since they started moving into this 55+ community in Daytona Beach. Minto Communities recently announced that ground has broken on the Latitude Margaritaville Beach Club.

Beach-Bound: Where to Find the Private Club 

The community is already close to some of the best shoreline in the Daytona Beach area. Within minutes, residents can reach the surf and enjoy a beach day at Daytona, Ormond Beach, Winterhaven Park, or even Ponce Inlet.

But, there’s something special about having your own private part of the coast.

The Latitude Margaritaville Beach Club will be located at 1057 North Ocean Shore Boulevard. Residents will get access to the ocean with plenty of space to sunbathe, swim, snorkel, surf, or search for their lost shaker of salt. And there’s no need to worry about cleaning sand out of the car—the community provides a shuttle, which residents can grab from the clubhouse.

Latitude Margaritaville Fits Active Adult Lifestyles 

The private beach club is only one of many amenities available to residents at Latitude Margaritaville. There’s a Town Square, which includes the Latitude Bar & Chill Restaurant, a huge fitness center called Fins Up, and an indoor lap pool. There’s also an aerobics studio, a space for arts and crafts, and a spa. Live performances are frequent and popular at The Last Mango Theater, and there’s a business center where residents can access computers, printers, and other office-friendly equipment and technology.

An inviting outdoor pool is hard to resist, and it comes with a patio, tiki huts, and cabanas. Residents can get some exercise on the tennis courts, pickleball courts, or bocce ball courts. There’s also lots of space for walking and biking, and it’s a perfect place for golf cart travel.

A 20,000-square-foot retail area is in the works, which will include grocery stores like Publix, banks, pharmacies, and other shops and services residents may need. There’s also a pet spa (called Barkaritaville!) and a dog park.

The community has developed a bit of a reputation for being social, festive, and active. Holiday parties, picnics, birthday celebrations, and golf outings are frequent. It’s not unusual for neighbors to plan vacations together, and there’s always an art class or a fitness group to join. 

Where to Live: Latitude Margaritaville Homes

This community is home to some of the most desirable Daytona Beach real estate. Jimmy Buffett himself keeps a home here, and he has surprised residents by stopping in to say hello and pet their dogs. Buyers can find new construction and resale homes in attached and single-family models.

Attached homes can be found in the Caribbean Collection, where there are six floor plans in sizes ranging from 1,503 to 1,862 square feet. They have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and come with an attached two-car garage. Most homes have a den, which can be used as a third bedroom or an office.

The Beach Collection offers five floor plans in sizes from 1,684 to 2,392 square feet. These homes have two bedrooms, a den, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The Cabana is a bit larger, with three bedrooms plus a den. Properties in this collection include foyers and formal dining rooms.

Buyers who seek a Daytona Beach home for sale with as much space as possible can find something in the Island Collection, which offers four large models ranging from 2,310 to 2,564 square feet. There are two- and three-bedroom homes available in this collection, and all of them have dens, at least two or three bathrooms, and an attached three-car garage.

More Than the Beach: Get to Know the Area

Latitude Margaritaville is in Daytona Beach, a coastal city that’s known for a number of things. There’s the beach, of course, as well as the Daytona International Speedway. There’s also plenty of art and culture. The Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens provide a nice walk and a popular destination for weddings, parties, and other events. It’s free to enjoy, and just a few minutes away in Port Orange. Galleries like Aberrant Art and Magic Milk Island Art showcase local talent.

Plenty of nightlife can be found, especially on the Daytona Beach Pier and Boardwalk. Visitors enjoy outdoor music, arcades and street artists, as well as plenty of food, drinks, and ice cream. Some great seafood can be found in local establishments like SeaSide Bistro and Bar as well as Doc Bales’ Grill, which is inside the Hilton.