We’re a busy community here at Surfside Estates.
Lots of opportunities to keep fit!
Start by Walking! Homes and yards are always changing and it’s fun to walk our streets to see what’s new and what you may have missed before. Besides being a great way to meet you neighbors, you can’t help but feel wonderful as you enjoy the breeze and the beautiful views along our lengthy scenic waterfront street on the Intracoastal. Many residents start or end their day walking alone, or with a group – sometimes just one street, sometimes doing the whole perimeter, and for the athletic and Fitbit crowd… up and down all the streets.
Or, go Biking, 2- or 3-wheel, and maybe venture out of the community, north or south along scenic A1A. Not so recreationally-minded… go for a Golf Cart ride. Many of our residents enjoy that, and with our Views, it’s no surprise.
Like to exercise alone? Our Exercise Room (1st floor of the Clubhouse) is open 24 hours-a-day. Or participate in one of our group exercise activities like Exercise classes, Yoga classes, and Pool Aerobics (class availability varies throughout the year). Speaking of the pool… don’t forget to do some laps, or practice the pool exercises, on your own time. The pool is lighted, stays open till 10 PM, and is a great place from which to watch the sunsets. See you there!
Games of Skill
Play a fun or competitive game of 8-Ball, or practice your Pool skills on one of our 2 Pool tables, located in the clubhouse. A Ping Pong / Table Tennis table is also available in the Clubhouse. Pool and table tennis equipment is available by the tables.
Outside, there are two Shuffleboard courts (by the pool), and pits for Horseshoes (out by the Intracoastal waterfront.)
Speaking of the Intracoastal… it’s great for your Re-Creation! Our 2 piers over the Matanzas River make it easy to go fishing, or surf fish from the shore. Boats are not allowed to tie-up to the pier, but for small boats there is a small PVC-ramp to assist getting in and out of the water. A newly built watercraft rack, by the shore, allows you to store your canoes and boats (free), and to get on the water quickly. Kayaking and Canoeing can be great exercise and you’ll love having them so close to such a beautiful waterway.
And last, but not least, have a lot of fun, and get moving, by playing on a Wii Bowling team. Teams meet weekly (most of the year) and play at the Clubhouse. Even if you don’t play, come and watch a bit… it’s not unusual to see a 300 game. Wow – when’s the last time you saw that!
We hope you know by now: there’s a beautiful, sandy, Atlantic Ocean beach… just across the street! There is Handicap accessibility at the nearby Beverly Beach Town Hall. It’s a beautiful beach for walks, sunning, swimming, fishing, body-surfing, etc. The beach is “leashed-dog” friendly, and small campfires are permitted except for May 1 to October 31 when our sea turtles are nesting!
There are lots of Golf Courses in the area.
There are Tennis Courts about 4 miles away in Flagler Beach – near the public library and in Wadsworth Park. A bonus here… both parks have access to scenic boardwalks that meander along the Intracoastal waterway.
There are 3 dedicated Pickleball courts about 7 miles to our north, behind the Hammock Community Center, on MalaCompra Road. This center is very close to the beachfront, pet-friendly, MalaCompra Park.
State Parks and other Recreation Areas nearby
What a great area we live in! There are many State Parks and public Recreation areas to enjoy nearby!
Bulow Creek State Park
Nature trails for walkers and bikers; and beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife for photo-taking, enjoying picnics, kayaking/canoeing, etc.
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
Explore the remains of a sugar plantation from the 1800s. The park has picnic facilities and an interpretive center that tells the plantation’s history. A boat ramp provides access for canoes and small powerboats to scenic Bulow Creek, a designated state canoe trail. Anglers can fish from the dock or a boat.
Faver-Dykes State Park
Noted for its pristine condition, this tranquil park borders Pellicer Creek as it winds along Florida’s east coast highways down to the Matanzas River. Great for birding and wildlife viewing. Also great for boating and kayaking.
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area
Gamble Rogers has two campgrounds and public area that provide access to the Atlantic Ocean, beach, and Intracoastal Waterway. Also has picnic areas, nature trails, and canoe & kayak rentals and launch areas.
Princess Place Preserve
This truly beautiful preserve with 1,500 pristine acres is great for hiking, fishing, camping, kayaking, horse riding, and picnicing. Tours of the historic lodge there are also available.
Tomoka State Park
Native Americans once dwelled here, living off fish-filled lagoons. Today, these waters are popular for canoeing, boating, and fishing. The park protects a variety of wildlife habitats and endangered species. Tomoka is a bird-watcher’s paradise, has a one-half mile nature trail through a hardwood hammock, and has a boat ramp giving boaters and canoeists access to the river.
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
Beautiful, and interesting gardens, a historic home, picnic areas, and kayak put-ins are available on this park’s Western half. Across the street, on the ocean-side, is a quiet beach, with a large outcropping of coquina rocks. More info at: this website.
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