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Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches offer Boating Access

Van Snider
Van Snider

Whether you are a visitor or resident of Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches, boating is part of our lifestyle. Our community offers boating access sites to help you enjoy our waterways.

There are over twelve million registered boats throughout the United States. Each state establishes its registration criteria and, accordingly, not all boats are required to be registered depending on length and use of mechanical power. That means there is a greater number of boats owned in this country than the twelve million registered. All of them need access to streams, rivers, lakes, the Intracoastal Waterway and oceans.

Many of these vessels are too large to be transported on a boat trailer behind the owner’s car or truck. They must be kept in the water at a marina.  The majority of boats owned are trailerable. I am pleased to tell you our community has done an admirable job of providing boat ramps for launching and retrieving trailer boats thereby providing convenient water access.

To access the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), there are four primary launch sites. Three are provide by Flagler County for public use. They are: Bing’s Landing, 5862 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast; Herschel King Sr. Park, 1000 Grady Prather Jr. Cove, Palm Coast; and Moody Boat Launch, 825 Moody Lane, Flagler Beach.  The fourth is provided by the State of Florida.  It is Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area located at 3100 S. State Road A1A, Flagler Beach.  There are additional launch sites if you are interested in access to Cresent Lake.

Bing’s Landing, Herschel King and Moody provide free access, restrooms, and adequate vehicle and trailer parking.  There is a minimal fee at enter Gamble Rogers to use the boat ramp.  I recommend checking with the Park Office on where to park your vehicle and trailer upon entering the park.

Having a trailerable boat opens up many opportunities to explore and see new and different locations.  Whether you canoe, kayak, paddle board, sail, jet ski, or powerboat, you’ll find you are welcome in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.