Sixteenth Road is just what it says, but beyond the fact that it ends in a sandy road that leads to the beach, it is home to the Hammock Beach Resort and a small number of single-family homes. It also home to a golf course and the Old Salt Park which is one of the dog-friendly parks along A1A. With the beach and Atlantic Ocean on the east side and acres of live oaks on the west side, the community feels more isolated than it really is. Shopping for groceries is just down the road, as are alternate dog-friendly parks. But if you need pet supplies, groomers, or vets, you will need to cruise into the main part of Palm Coast or up to St Augustine.
One of the biggest draws to the Palm Coast area has to be the fact that it never snows here. Winters are usually in the mid-to-upper 40s with summers in the mid-90s.
The terrain here offers a slow slope down to the beach but beyond that, is relatively flat. This type of ground may not provide much challenge to younger adults with young dogs, but it is perfect for seniors looking for a place to retire and go for a walk. There are trails throughout the live oak forest for you to follow, just remember to go with a friend and carry plenty of water for you and your pup.
Then, of course, there is the beach with both wet and dry sand that offers a completely different hiking experience and can make your walks more enjoyable and challenging at the same time.
Within the housing community, there are nice wide sidewalks for you and your hound to enjoy. Just keep in mind that when ambient temperatures are high, the pavement is hot enough to burn your pup's paws so be sure to walk early in the morning when the sidewalks are cool.
Beyond the fact that each home here has a large yard with plenty of shade trees, the area to the west is heavily forested with live oaks. There are trails running through the woods for you and your pooch to enjoy. The entire Sixteenth Road community is surrounded by a golf course, but you probably shouldn't take your dog out walking along the fairways as he might get hit on the head with a golf ball.
All joking aside, the Old Salt Park with its dog-friendly area is right at the end of the street. Then there are the miles of beach for you to enjoy. Keep in mind that dogs are not welcome on some parts of the beach. Be sure you know where these areas are so you can avoid them. The nice thing about the beach is that you get one walking experience in the loose, dry sand and a completely different one on the hard-packed wet sand.