Hunt for coquina rock on family beach walk

Posted on August 6, 2017 by Gloria Mazure in Active Lifestyles, Baby Boomers, Blog, Boomer and Senior Resources, BSR, Community Resources, Eldercare Resources, Entertainment, Environment, Events for Women, History Events, Hobbies, Independent Living, Local Events, Nature, Outdoor Fun, Tourism, Tours

A Family Beach Walk  will be held  Monday, Aug. 7,  10 to 11  a.m.  at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Learn about coquina rock   on this  last summer beach walk before school begins. The beach at Washington Oaks holds one of the largest outcropping of coquina rock on the Atlantic Coast.

The tour is free with regular park admission: $5 per vehicle with up to eight people, $4 per single occupancy vehicle, and $2 per pedestrian or person on bicycle. For more information call (386) 446-6780

During a beach scavenger hunt  the whole family can learn about coquina rock, shells, sea turtles, and more. Wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for rough terrain. No registration is required.

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 Family 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.

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is located two miles south of Marineland, at 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd. ,   Palm Coast. Visit http://www.washingtonoaks.org/.