Coquina Rock Beach Walks

3 dates in Spring 2019: March 16 & 29 and April 15 | See below for times

Learn all about coquina rock while exploring the beach with a naturalist guide at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.

Palm Coast
(386) 446-6783
  • Washington Oaks Gardens State Park hosts three Coquina Rock Beach Walks in the spring of 2019: on Saturday, March 16, Friday, March 29, and Monday, April 15, 2019.

    The tour is led by park volunteer Jim Gleason and takes visitors along the beach to explore the second-largest outcropping of coquina rock on the Atlantic Coast. Tour participants will learn all about the geological makeup of coquina and its role in the beach ecosystem. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for rough terrain.

    Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is 425 acres of coastal preserve that ranges from rare coquina rock formations along the Atlantic to the tidal marshes of the Matanzas River and the historic formal gardens within the live oaks, magnolias, and coastal scrub of the beachside hammock.

    Events like the Coquina Rock Beach Walk are offered by the Friends of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, a community-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect, promote, and provide interpretation at Washington Oaks Gardens and Faver-Dykes State Park.

    Admission: The tour is free with regular park admission: $5.00 per vehicle with up to 8 people, $4.00 per single occupancy vehicle, and $2.00 per pedestrian or person on bicycle.

    When: Three dates in the spring of 2019:

    • Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, March 29, at 10:00 a.m.
    • Monday, April 15, at 11:00 a.m.

    Where: Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is located two miles south of Marineland, at 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd. in Palm Coast FL 32137.

    For more information call (386) 446-6780 or visit here.

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