Flagler Beach, situated off of A1A in Palm Coast is about 30 minutes North of Daytona Beach and 30 minutes South of St. Augustine. While it is still relatively unknown, it has become more and more popular over the years for tourism and bikers and beach-goers alike are visiting this cute little Florida town to enjoy a quiet getaway.
Flagler Beach overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The further south you go on the beach, you will notice the rocks become less and less. The further North you are, the beach will get a little rockier. It also depends on the time of year as to the amount of seashells on the beach and rocks. Regardless, this beach tends to be less busy than say the Gulf and panhandle along Destin and Panama City.
At any time of year, you can enjoy a nice walk on the beach, fly a kite, go para-sailing, kite surfing, surfing, boogie boarding or skim boarding. The beach is relatively flat and long, making it the perfect place to bring your beach chairs and enjoy a long day soaking in the sun.
During the summer months, watch out for those notorious Florida afternoon storms. You don’t want to get caught on the beach in a lightning storm. Closest to the Flagler pier, there are often times life guards and they will be sure to let beach goers and those in the water know when lightning was spotted. Heed their warnings and exit the beach and water immediately.
This pier has since been rebuilt after Hurricane Matthew and is a great place to go fishing or just enjoy the views of the Atlantic Ocean. It does cost a small fee to walk out on the pier and to fish off the pier, but is a great place to make a large catch.
Flagler Beach and Palm Coast is a popular destination during Bike Week and Biketoberfest in Daytona. Cyclist often enjoy Finns, a beach bar that is biker friendly and other bars and restaurants along A1A such as Lagerheads and The Golden Lion.
There are so many excellent options available to grab a bite to eat for lunch if you are enjoying a day on the beach or for date night. The Golden Lion Café often has live Jamaican music and offers outdoor seating with beachy drinks and delicious fish and chips, oysters and more. At night, you are likely to notice Tortugas restaurant with its fire pits going. Their seating is also mainly outdoors and their food is highly rated with numerous options such as salad, burgers, seafood and more. Finns is a well-known beach bar in the area with live music usually at night on their top bar and good food and drinks as well. If you want to enjoy all you can eat fried shrimp, check out JT’s which is about a 10 minute drive North of Flagler Beach.
While there is not much for kids in this quiet little beach town other than go to the beach, you can drive a little further North to Marineland where the kids can swim with the dolphins or watch a dolphin show. Or you can drive a little further South to Daytona or North to St. Augustine where there are numerous activities for kids.
Another great place to visit in Palm Coast is Princess Place Preserve.
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