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


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 

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