Awesome Family Activities for a Cinnamon Beach Vacation

Beyond the beautiful color of the sand, the beach at Cinnamon Beach is unique in so many ways.  Many elements of the beach change depending on currents and weather events.  Most of the time, the beach is a cinnamon-colored shell-based soft sand.  Other times it has white hard-packed sand more common to Daytona Beach.  Additionally, shells and coquina rocks can be present on the beach in varying quantities.  While the coquina rocks are beautiful and provide an inviting area to explore, it is essential to take precautions when exploring by wearing water shoes as coquina rocks can be sharp. Often the rocks can be covered by the waves, so take extra care when entering the water.  You may notice wooden stakes on the beach set in rectangular shapes with colored ribbons connecting the stakes.  These are turtle nesting sites that are being protected.  The color of the ribbon around the nest denotes the month in which the nest was laid. Nests laid in May have pink ribbon, June has blue, July ha

Time for a Florida Mancation?

So why would guys plan a Florida mancation to Cinnamon Beach in Palm Coast, Florida?   According to, Florida golf vacations are the second most popular destinations for a mancation and Palm Coast has you covered when it comes to the quality and quantity of courses in the area. However, beyond golf, there are enough activities in the area to spend more than a week in Palm Coast, so here are some ideas and links for planning your mancation: Photo by Stephanie Wallace Photography Racing – Daytona Beach, which is just 30 minutes from Palm Coast, is a mecca for racing  enthusiasts.   Whether you are into stock car racing or motorcycle racing, there is no better place to experience it.   With the Daytona 500, the Coke Zero Sugar 400, and Bike Week, the thrill of racing, and the static displays at Daytona International Speedway will amaze.   If your vacation does not line up with one of the many race events at the Daytona International Speedway, consider taking a speedway to

Girls’ Cinnamon Beach Getaway

It’s time for that beach getaway with your gal pals, but what are you going to do for the week that is fun and entertaining?  Don’t worry; the area has so many options available, and I have put together some suggestions and website links to get you started. Cinnamon Beach, Beachside Pool If your priority is to work on your tan, Cinnamon Beach has a great beachside recreation center that provides plenty of lounge chairs, cabanas, and great pools for cooling off.  The  Cinnamon Beach Grille  serves food and drinks in the pool area during peak seasons (spring break and summer).  If you are looking for a private beach cabana, the Cinnamon Beach Recreation Association has contracted with  Coastal Cabana  to provide rental cabanas and chairs to make your beach time special.  They take care of the setup and takedown every day you want to use the cabana.  After a day of travel to get to Cinnamon Beach, you are probably ready to be pampered.  Whether it is a matter of just getting your nail

The Flagler County Essential Guide to Live Music

The area has many venues to enjoy live music, but while the music is free in most places, it will cost you a drink at the bar or a meal to take in the music.     I have several venue recommendations for you where the music genre can vary from instrumental, reggae, southern rock, country, and hard rock.   If you are looking to see a national musical group, I have also included in this summary a few concert venues that require you to pay to hear the music.   The teal-colored links will take you to the specific venue.  Hammock Wine & Cheese, Photo by jerseygirl604(Instagram) The pandemic has caused many venues to either shutter or reduce their live music offerings.   However, we are starting to see restaurants and bars start to get the music flowing again.   Before heading out to a recommended music venue, check the link for their music schedule. Hammock Wine & Cheese , In the Hammock, Palm Coast. This tapas restaurant is open most days (except Monday and Tuesday) for lunch an

Coffee, Breakfast, and Other Reasons to Get Out of Bed

Breakfast is a thing here in Cinnamon Beach, with  plenty of coffee and breakfast choices in the area to try something different each day.   While there are plenty of breakfast chain restaurants in the area, Palm Coast and Flagler Beach have more than enough unique local restaurants for your to experience and enjoy.   Closest to Cinnamon Beach Metro Diner, Photo by Metro Diner (Instagram) Rodie’s Place , Palm Coast (in the Hammock Area Beachside) is a simple breakfast and lunch spot in the Hammock (beachside area of AIA) and just a short bike ride from Cinnamon Beach.   This small restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. They are open from 730 am-2 pm daily, except Tuesdays. Best All-around in Palm Coast Metro Diner , Palm Coast (Mainland in Publix shopping center), This all-day diner has a great breakfast menu with some unusual takes on some traditional items.   The service is always quick, and the coffee is bottomless.   Check out the chicken and waffles.   They have b

Unique Shopping Choices in Palm Coast and Flagler Beach

When you have gotten a little too much beach time during your vacation, there are some great shops in the area with beach attire, unique jewelry, art, décor, and souvenirs.   Here are just a few to consider. Sea Casas , Flagler Beach, is a unique boutique with treasures that include hand-blown glass, original art, jewelry, scarves, home decor, natural soaps, scrubs, and soy candles. Sea Casas, Photo by visitflagler (Instagram) Sea Casas, Photo by visitflagler (Instagram) County Road & Company Boutique , Flagler Beach.  This small shop is your one-stop-shop for beachy, boho women’s apparel and accessories.  Inventory changes frequently.  Country Road and Company, Photo by countryroadcompany (Instagram) Bahama Mamas , Flagler Beach – Bahama Mamas is a great place to find whimsical, fun, and tropical gifts to bring home. Lots of treasures to browse, accessories, gifts, and there are some adorable sundresses you’ll want to check out.   Bahama Mama, Photo by visitflagler (Instagram) Gal