We stayed in unit 363 at Cinnamon Beach. The condo was luxurious and the beach/golf course view from the balcony was amazing. The area is mainly condo's so very private, uncrowded beaches were the norm. When the tide was low there were big rocks but they were very interesting. The kids enjoyed looking at all the sea life in the tide pools around the rocks. When the tide is low the sandbar goes out very far. When the tide is high the rocks are not an issue. We enjoyed lots of boogie boarding but the coquina can be painfull if you crash into it. Still worth it though. We saw dolphins within one minute of stepping onto the beach. Also saw a sea turtle. Very unspoiled, quiet and peaceful.
The pool is nice and the kids really enjoyed the splash zone. There is also an adult quiet pool that was very beautiful but not for us since we were traveling with four boys ten and under.
There are plenty of good local restaurants a short drive away. JT's is excellent for casual seafood. Mezzaluna at European Village has great pizza.
Our choice to stay here came after canceling plans to stay at Santa Rosa Beach on the Gulf. I was really disappointed because I have always preferred the Gulf to the Atlantic. After staying here my disappointment is gone. If you like lots of people, lots of gift shops, and a boardwalk, this is NOT your place. If you like quiet, and unspoiled this is your place. Very beautiful.
This trip was also our wedding. Two families blended. The two of us, and four children on the beach. It was beautiful. We also took a day trip to St. Augustine. The city is very quaint and more touristy. If you like history the Castillo de San Marcos is an awesome National Park. The Fountain of Youth not so much. It has a lot of history but is kind of cheesy and the water is like drinking rotten eggs!
We booked through Vacation Rental Pros. They were very easy to work with. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cinnamon Beach is a gated Oceanside resort with 275 new condos boasting 2 1/2 miles of private beach, an amazing ocean-front pool, a second large pool for families with a gradual "zero" slope entrance for kids, a water "splash zone" for kids, a fitness center, an adult game room, a kids game room, an on site cafe with food and a selection of beer, wine, and frozen drinks, and a selection of picturesque walking and jogging trails. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cinnamon Beach At Ocean Hammock Beach Hotel Palm Coast