Palm Coast, Florida sits along the Atlantic Ocean, offering miles of sandy beaches, gorgeous scenic views, and vacation rental homes located within minutes of the shoreline. From surfing the generous ocean waves and fishing for prize-winning bass to sunbathing and waterfront dining, Palm Coast has something for everyone. If you’re planning a trip, there are several great Palm Coast Area vacation rental locations to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect lodging accommodations, and this list of some of the best options can help you get started.

1. Marineland

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Located on the northernmost end of Palm Coast, the Marineland neighborhood is an ideal location for travelers looking for vacation rentals in a semi-secluded area that overlooks the ocean. Pack a picnic and head over to St. Augustine Beach for some relaxing fun in the sun, or spend the day with the local dolphins at the nearby Marineland Oceanarium.

2. Flagler Beach

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Flagler Beach is one of Palm Coast’s most popular vacation rental locations, as the shoreline is just minutes away, and the beach is always buzzing with a mix of tourists and local residents. Known for having the third best waves in Florida, Flagler Beach is also a great option if you’re hoping to do a little surfing or splash around in the surf. During the early mornings, when the pace of the beach is a little slower, stroll along the Flagler Pier or sign up for a guided low-tide shoreline bird walk.

3. Pine Lakes

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If you’re looking to work on your golf game during your holiday, vacation rentals in the Pine Lakes area put you in close proximity to the Pine Lakes Golf Course, a popular golfing club with a signature Arnold Palmer layout. Referred to as the “W” section of Palm Coast, Pine Lakes is also conveniently centrally located off the Palm Coast Parkway, allowing for easy travel to the nearby beaches, restaurants and shopping centers.

4. Palm Harbor

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Vacation rentals in the Palm Harbor area are surrounded by the Matanzas River to the west and just a few miles from the coast. John C. Chestnut State Park is also in close proximity to the area, where you’ll find picnic areas, fishing ponds, and hiking trails. Walk along the wooden bridge for some fresh air and amazing scenic views. Make sure to bring your camera, as you just may spot a few herons or catch some alligators splashing around in the marshy areas.

5. Belle Terre

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If you’re hoping to catch a few fish during your vacation, the Belle Terre neighborhood is a great location for a home base. Belle Terre is just a short drive away from Gamble Rogers State Park, where you can sit along the Pellicer Pond fishing platform and reel in some largemouth bass, or sign up for a kayaking lesson along the Pellicer River. Nearby Belle Terre Park also offers a variety of recreational amenities and has its own heated pool, making this neighborhood an ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts.

6. Beverly Beach

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Beverly Beach is a small beach town, nestled between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean sand dunes on the Florida Coast. Many vacation rentals in this area are within walking distance to the beach, where you can spend the day lounging in the sand and soaking up the lovely atmosphere of this peaceful community. After a long day in the sun and surf, pop into the Turtle Shack Cafe for some fresh crab cakes and pleasant conversation with friendly locals.

7. Cypress Knoll

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If you’re looking for a vacation rental in the center of everything, choose a place in the Cypress Knoll neighborhood. Located near Palm Coast’s town center and just a quick drive from the Flagler Beach Pier, Cypress Knoll has something for everyone in your family. Head over to the beach and stroll along the pier, then grab a bite to eat in the town center. If you’re up for a little recreation, pay a visit to the Cypress Knoll Golf Club and spend some time on the course.

8. Quail Hollow

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Referred to as one of the “Best Kept Secrets” of Palm Coast, Quail Hollow is the perfect vacation spot if you’re looking for a little quiet, rest and relaxation. Located on the south end of Palm Coast, Quail Hollow offers peaceful waterside views and convenient access to the St. John’s river for fishing, kayaking or simply relaxing on the bank. When you feel like joining the hustle and bustle of the busier beach cities, just hop on Highway 100 and head into town.

9. Indian Trails

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If you’re planning to spend some time exploring the natural landscapes of Palm Coast, consider a vacation rental in the Indian Trails community. Located in Northern Palm Coast, the neighborhood is in close proximity to Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, a beautiful area of land known for its beautiful flowers and coquina rock shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean. Pack some snacks and water before heading out to explore the grounds filled with beautiful azaleas, live oak and curious wildlife, then pay a visit to the shoreline and dip your toes in the water.