Hit the paws button—we’re about to share some exciting news! The Hang 8 Dog Surfing Competition will return in 2024 with even more tail-wagging fun. Watch as pups soar across the waves at this family-friendly event in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. This year’s dog surfing competition is slated for June 8, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South 5th St. Walkover on A1A, just south of the Flagler Beach Pier. Activities will include a costume contest, a free doggie surf lesson, specialty pet vendors, and activities for kiddos.


Want to bring your four-legged friend to compete? There are plenty of places to sit, stay, and play with your pup on your visit to Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.

Pet-Friendly Places to Stay in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

Let sleeping dogs lie…down. From a luxury resort to cozy vacation rentals, there are plenty of pet-friendly places to stay in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Si Como No Inn is just steps from the beach and sits on an acre of land—perfect for taking leashed walks. Or park your RV at one of the local campgrounds, like Bulow Plantation RV Resort, which features an onsite dog park.

Where to Dine with Your Dog in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

Bone Appetit! There are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants in Flagler Beach—many of them with ocean views. Like Java Joint Beachside Grille, where you can chow down on pancakes with Fido at your feet. Or let your pooch chill on the patio at Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill while you enjoy a cocktail and dinner. For dessert, swing by Sally’s Ice Cream. The walk-up window makes it easy to get a satisfying sweet with your pup in tow. Hit up Good Times Dog Bar and enjoy a cold beer while your dog makes a new best friend in the fenced-in play space.

Dog-Friendly Things to Do in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

If your fur baby is fearless, be sure to sign him up for the Hang 8 Dog Surfing Competition. More cautious canines can enjoy a walk on the beach or through one of the many parks in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Flagler Beach has pet-friendly access, allowing leashed dogs on the beach north of N. 10th Street and south of S. 10th Street. Up in Palm Coast, you’ll find plenty of room to romp at James F. Holland Memorial Park’s 1.5-acre dog park.