Marineland Rock Beach

Marineland Rock Beach

Photo Spot Summary

Country: United States

Category: Waterscape

State: Florida

City: Palm Coast

GPS Latitude: 29.664795

GPS Longitude: -81.210770


Just south of the Mainland Marina there is a parking lot on the ocean side. The parking lot has a boardwalk that leads to a few paths to the beach. If you go to the southern-most point on the boardwalk, and head out to the beach, you will see a half-mile stretch of the rock formations in the photo.

Photo Spot Details

My family recently vacationed in St. Augustine and one morning I drove along the coast looking for anything to capture. I didn’t fine any man-made structures so I stopped at a beach access and noticed these random rock formations all along the beach. The winds were around 25 miles an hour that morning so I didn’t keep my gear out for long. I managed to snap this one shot before everything was wet with sea mist.

Best Times & Gear

The sun rises on the east-coast so that would be my recommendation, but I’ve never see how the sunset lights the rocks, so explore both options. I’m not a Florida native but the day I visited the winds were severe so bring your heaviest tripod and dig the feet in when you find a good composition. The rock formations provide a great foreground subject for wide-angle work, but the details could also provide an endless array of macro shots.

Reader Interactions


  1. Bobbi
    March 20, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    My favorite beach in Florida it use to be very private not now but beautiful

  2. Robert Lavelle
    June 21, 2020 at 11:39 am

    we pass there and stop many times just to look at the water and walk the board walk, a few weeks ago we had a picnic with a few friends at the north side of the parking lot under a covered area with tables, what I would like to knew how long was that covered picnic area was there, the building…

  3. Eddie Wilson
    September 10, 2018 at 9:19 am

    No idea. They seems to be eroded from a single large rock formation so I’m assuming it was already here.

  4. Mary
    September 10, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Are the rocks native to the area or brought in from elsewhere?

    • John Sallas
      December 14, 2018 at 5:34 am

      Native to area. From when Florida was the ocean floor. Millions of years old.

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