See Flagler County from a Different Perspective
Not only will you see marinas, resorts, parks, condos, private homes and waterfront businesses, it is common to see a variety of wildlife and aquatic mammals. Dolphin are plentiful and, based on seasonal changes, manatees frequent the area.
In addition to the Intracoastal Waterway, there is an island, separated by the Intracoastal Waterway on the West side and a canal on the East side, which is home to the “Island Estates” community. The canal is accessible south of the Hammock Dunes Parkway and reenters the ICW adjacent to Herschel King Park on the West side of the Intracoastal. This canal is Slow/No Wake speed and depth, at low tide, may have limitations depending on your vessel’s draft; it’s a pleasurable cruise, but make sure your vessel is appropriate for passage.
Boating in Flagler County should include visiting one of several waterfront restaurants by boat. One of my favorites is Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing (5862 N. Oceanshore Blvd.) which is accessible by water just south of channel marker red "108". In addition to a boat ramp at Bing’s Landing, there is temporary dockage close to the Captain’s so you can stop for lunch or dinner. Captain’s BBQ is been highly rated for it’s true southern BBQ, and I can attest to some great BBQ. In addition, Sweet Waters Smokehouse & Grill located at 830 Moody Lane, Flagler Beach, is another waterfront stop offering temporary dockage while you enjoy their restaurant and bar. It has a great view of the ICW while you enjoy the facility’s ambiance. Look for it just north of the E. Moody Blvd. Bridge (Rt #100) on the east side of the ICW. Next to Sweet Waters is The Tuscan Grill, 820 Moody Lane, offering great Italian cuisine. Another restaurant option to consider.
If you have yet to experience Flagler County from the water, we encourage you to start your water adventure so you, your family and friends can see our community from a different perspective.