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11 Authentic Things to Do on the Palm Coast and Flagler Beaches

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Palm Coast and the Flagler Beach area stretches 19 miles along the shimmering Atlantic Ocean and is perfect for cruising Florida’s coastline, playing on the beach, swimming with dolphins and paddling through aquatic preserves.  You may chance upon a migrating whale swimming along the coast, or a sea turtle laying her eggs in a sandy nest.  And of course, while enjoying this salty getaway, don’t miss some tasty cuisine from seafood to barbecue, and even an adult beverage with a waterfront vista.

From chill time to adventure, the area provides many delightful excursions. Here are some ideas to make your trip truly memorable:

Hang Ten in Flagler Beach 

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Flagler Beach is where locals meet at the pier

Start in the charming community of Flagler Beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, where this cozy beach town meets at the central pier. Locals gather with friends to watch surfers ride some of the best waves on the east coast. The laid-back beach vibe coupled with vast unimpeded ocean views is an inspiring backdrop to charming eateries, retro motels, surf and eclectic gift shops. If you want to catch a wave, the local surf shops will help you with equipment and lessons. If hungry, enjoy a meal at Flagler Fish Company, known for its creative dishes and fresh seafood. For a cocktail, visit the ocean front The Island Grille and try a thirst quenching Rum Shark Bite or its signature Bloody Mary. If you want to picnic at the beach, try Kokomo’s Café for a fresh sandwich or a delicious wrap.

Robin Draper, AuthenticFlorida, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, April 11, 2017

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Sarasota native Robin Draper is the owner of AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle blog devoted to the simple and delightful pleasures for Florida living. Authentic Florida is intended to inspire discovery of the accessible, yet under-appreciated areas of the state. Draper’s lifelong passion has been discovering Florida’s genuine side – some old, some new – but most are “simple and affordable.” Authentic Florida has been recognized as the BEST Blog of the Year, and the BEST Travel Blog, and BEST Food Blog at the Florida Bloggers Conference Sunshine Awards. She was also awarded 13 Excellence-In-Craft awards by the Florida Outdoor Writers Association for her blogs, print articles and videos.