Take A1A for your next Sunshine State adventure to Palm Coast, Florida
Palm Coast offers a perfect mix of golf resorts and lush nature preserves and it is located halfway between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach, along the scenic A1A.
You can tee it up on a Jack Nicklaus-designed course or fish in the Intracoastal Waterway, or indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment, or take a walk-through a formal garden in Palm Coast.
The marshlands and estuaries near the town harbor rare and endangered birds found along Florida’s Great Birding Trail. There you can see such species as the roseate spoonbill, wood stork, great blue heron, and osprey.
Along the local waterways, you can see Dolphins follow in the wake of passing boats, while manatees herd in the waterway during spring and summer.
Eco-tours on water and land introduce you to the plethora of wildlife in and around the area in what has been designated one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet.
About Palm Coast
Palm Coast is a city in Flagler County, Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 75,180, more than twice the 32,832 counted in 2000. The population was estimated to be 89,800 in 2019. It is the most populous city in Flagler County. Palm Coast is part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL metropolitan statistical area.
In the late 1950s, most of the land that would become Palm Coast consisted of swamp and pine forest, with only a few farms and beach houses as well as a turpentine distillery. Business activity was concentrated along Florida State Road 100. Tourists paid fees to hunt and fish in the area.
Developed by ITT Community Development Corporation (Levitt) in 1969, the original development plan encompassed 48,000 home sites on approximately 42,000 acres of the 68,000 acres owned by ITT. Paved streets and central water and sewer served all lots developed within the plan. An extensive water management system was designed to replenish the area’s water table, which includes 46 miles of freshwater canals and 23 miles of saltwater canals.
About Flagler Beach
Flagler Beach is part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL metropolitan statistical area. It is named for oil tycoon and Florida railroad developer Henry Flagler, who was a key figure in the development of East Florida as resort and vacation destinations.