Racing's North Turn

4511 South Atlantic Avenue
Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
(386) 322-3258


Hours: 11:00 AM to Close
Location: On the beach
Drink: Caribbean Moonshine
Eat: Shrimp and Grits
Music: Nightly at 6 PM and Weekends at 1 PM
Parking: Own parking lot, across the street
Boat Access: No
Unique Feature: Historical beach racing site--north turn. Top 10 Florida Beach Bar award winner 2011-2019.


Racing's North Turn has made's Top 10 List for 9 years running from 2011 to 2019. It is only one of three bars that has accomplished this feat. Racings's North Turn is a unique and fun place that combines a beach bar, automobile racing, and history into one of the most unique beach bars in Florida.

racing's north turn top 10 florida beach bar award winner

How fun is it to go to a great beach bar that has an interesting and exciting history? Starting in 1936, the brave and adventuresome started racing cars on Daytona Beach. The races took a break during WWII, but continued until 1958 when they built the Super Speedway of today. 

The restaurant is located right on the beach and right at the north turn. Cars would come down the beach just north of the restaurant; they would then turn and go up Atlantic Avenue. There are pictures throughout the bar to commemorate this event.

But during the racing season you are apt to find someone like Richard Petty visiting this favorite beach bar and happily signing autographs. Racing's North Turn is a popular place for race car drivers when they are relaxing. 

But as a Florida beach bar, it ranks a 5 Flamingo rating. Racing's North Turn is honored to be called a beach bar. Sure, there is the racing history but Racing's North Turn is a true Florida Beach Bar. It has what we look for in a great Florida beach bar. It's on the beach. You can walk up to it from the beach. They provide a shower area for cleaning off your feet before entering. 

This Florida beach bar has music during the day on weekends and every night of the week starting at 6 PM, the perfect time to leave the beach for your dinner and cocktails. Racing’s North Turn features a large bar, big stage, and plenty of room for dancing. The food is good and drinks are cold. Try and catch the band, "Parallel" when you are in the neighborhood. They are great entertainers.

Racing's North Turn has events all the time, too, so check their calendar and see what else this fun bar has up its sleeve. And like all good Florida beach bars, Bikers are Welcome! In fact, everyone is welcome in this Florida beach bar. As the owner, Walter Glasnak, told us "you might arrive alone but you will have made many friends here by the time you leave". Just like Cheers. 

The owners, Walter and Rhonda Glasnak,are wonderful and love their bar just as much as you will. Everyone is friendly and nice and so proud to be one of Florida's Top 10 Beach Bars. We just don't see how you could possibly go to  Racing’s North Turn and not have a wonderful time. This Florida beach bar is the perfect place for learning some local history and making some longtime

Best location, great food, music, and friendly staff, and patrons. Always fun and the people, so friendly.
— Mona (Port Orange, FL)
Favorite bar from our vacation on Florida’s east coast — definitely will visit again next time we visit Florida! Great (free) entertainment and delicious food (shrimp o’boy was amazing!)
— Julie (Wrightstown, WI)
We LOVE Racing’s North Turn! Beautiful oceanside seating for great food, great service, great people! See you there!
— Judy (Sandusky, OH)
Excellent food. Recommend the “Mad Marion” sandwich for anyone who likes fish. Unbelievably tasty. Try 2 eat here once a week when down here 4 the winter. Great view of ocean & beach. Favorite beach bar/restaurant.
— Tom and Patti (Kettering, OH)