Destinations & Points of Interest
Interesting things to do and see around Flagler Beach
Things to see and do
Looking for something beyond the Flagler Beach and the White Orchid pools? There are a variety of thigns to do and see in and around Flagler Beach - Shopping, biking, kayacking or canoeing, hiking or even just a leasurely stroll for some site seeing.
Take Oceanshore Blvd. north approx. 9 miles, follow signs for I-95 to cross Intracoastal Bridge – immediately after passing toll booth on the bridge take a left at the light and follow signage, upscale shops, café style restaurants and formal dining
Washington Oaks State Gardens
Take Oceanshore Blvd. north approx. 12 miles. Formal rose and walking gardens, picnic area, coquina lined ocean shore
Take Oceanshore Blvd. north approx. 14 miles. Features several different dolphin encounters – from dry to full immersion interaction, reservation required 888-279-9194 x.116
Matanzas National Monument
Take Oceanshore Blvd. north approx. 16 miles. Nature trail, wide sandy beaches, free ferry ride and tour of Fort Matanzas which guarded the rear access to St. Augustine port.
Historic St. Augustine
Take Oceanshore Blvd. north approx. 35 miles. Castillo de San Marco, Lightner Museum, Flagler College, pedestrian shopping district, excellent restaurants
Princess Place Preserve
Take Oceanshore Blvd. to Rt. 100, take Rt. 100 3 miles to Old Kings Road, turn right onto Old Kings Road and drive approx. 15 miles. Hiking and equestrian trails, picnic area, and panaramic views of the intercoastal waterway.
Gamble Rogers State Park
Take Oceanshore Blvd. south approx. 3 miles. Picnic area, nature trails, kayak and canoe rental, boat ramp.
"The Loop" - Scenic Drive
Take Oceanshore Blvd. south approx. 4 miles, the highway enters North Peninsula State Preserve, in this stretch of undeveloped land look for High Bridge Road (best marked by the brown binocular and canoe symbol signs on the right). Turn right onto High Bridge Road, this dead ends onto Walter Boardman. Turn left onto Walter Boardman, this dead ends onto Beach Street. Turn right onto Beach Street - approx. ¼ mile is Old Kings Road. Turn left and drive approx. 3 miles to Bulow Plantation Ruins - ruins of original sugar mill, canoe rental, hiking trails, vehicle tour. Turn left onto Beach Street - approx. 1 mile on the left (look for small sign) is the 2000 Year Old Tree - very small park, tree is magnificent and regionally famous. Continue south on Beach Street approx. 8 miles to Tomoka State Park on the Tomoka River, hiking trails, kayak rental, museum.
Cape Canaveral - Kennedy Space Center
I-95 south approx. 65 miles, daily tours and attractions
Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve
There is a wooden boardwalk with intertwining nature trails which passes over marshland and meets the Intracoastal Waterway. There are lighted tennis courts, an outside basketball court and a fitness walk. From South 9th Street and South Central Avenue, you’ll see the playground and tennis courts, walk on the cement path beside the tree line next to the tennis courts approximately 150 feet to reach the boardwalk.
Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park
The ruins of an 1800s sugar & cotton plantation in a lush setting with trails & a boat ramp. Bulow Creek State Park is also home of the Fairchild Oak - a 2000 year old tree. Wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling, fishing, picniking.
Graham Swamp Conservation Area & MTB Trails
The headwaters of Bulow Creek originate in the large freshwater basin which is Graham Swamp. Wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling, fishing