Lakeside By the Sea is a small enclave of Mediterranean style, single family, free standing homes that was established in 1990. Nestled between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway (the Matanzas River), the gentle sea breezes whisper through the rustling palms creating a unique environment of natural serenity. Situated on a barrier island and surrounded by a natural, pristine preserve, this community, consisting predominantly of owner occupied, permanent, and full-time residents, serves as an ideal retreat from the stress and rigors of the world on the mainland, not only for active retirees but for busy, working residents as well. Lakeside By the Sea is a separate parcel within the master association of the Matanzas Shores Homeowner Association, featuring an independent Board of Directors, as well as its own association documents and rules of governance. Among the abundant recreational opportunities are miles of nearby ocean beaches, including a private walkover to the coquina beach at Matanzas Shores, direct connection to Flagler County extensive bicycle trail network, and a meandering walking trail that runs through the adjacent nature preserve. In addition, residents have access to two swimming pools, courts for pickleball, tennis, volleyball, and shuffleboard, and a Boat House on the Intracoastal which includes kayak storage, a fishing dock, and an over-the-water pavilion for relaxation. The ocean side Beach Club at Matanzas Shores is also available for use by Lakeside By the Sea owners for community gatherings and for reserved private functions. Thank you for visiting!