Planning trip to Palm Coast Fl. I will stay at the Club at Hammock Beach not far from St. Augustine. Does anyone have any tips or insider information on unique things to see in the area of Florida? Is there any good place to snorkel? I have heard that the Blue Springs State park is a snorkel location, but there ai a warning sign about alligators at the park. There are closer prings and state parks but I'm not sure about being a good place to snorkel.
You're pretty close to Daytona Beach/Coco Beach which are both adorable. And you're a couple hours drive to Cape Canaveral. If you've never been, it might be worth it to check it out. Otherwise from my experience, it's pretty much that Fort in St. Augustine while you're there and relaxing on the beach.
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We visited Palm Coast last Spring and also stayed at Hammock Beach.Our trip started with one night and two full days in St. Augustine which is such an interesting city. Flagler College and Castillo de San Marcos are worthy of touring in depth.
Another place worth visiting is Marineland. South of St. Augustine this dolphin conservation center was the most popular attraction in Florida during the the 1940s. The state of the art facility offers programs to swim with the dolphins.
Hammock Beach is such a lovely resort. The lobby and grounds are opulent,the pool resembles a mini water park complete with a 2 story water slide and lazy river. My children enjoyed it everyday. The beach onlystretches about 25 feet to the water at low tide and the water was very choppy when we visited so we lingered mostly around the pools. The highlight of the resort was stargazing in the huge hammocks that line the beach area, they were large enough to fit our family of four and it was the definition of relaxation. My only qualm with the resort is the lack of dining and entertainment choices in the area. We droveseveral miles and over a toll bridge to go out to dinner, and we were told it was the closest. The restaurants at Hammock are really good especially the one facing the Atlantic Ocean, but they are pricey.
We did not visit blue Spring State park but it would probably make a wonderful day trip. I would not worry too much about alligators in a State park especially one so popular with visitors.
For our trip we drove on to Disney World and it only took us an hour and half. We were told many people make the drive there and back daily for vacation, but that seems a bit far,especially after spending the entire day at a theme park. I hope this info helps. Have a great time on your trip!