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The Flagler Beach Chamber of Commerce

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P.O. Box 5
Flagler Beach, Florida 32136-0005
(386) 439-0995 Fax (386) 439-0998
1-800-298-0995

The tranquility of the ocean breezes await you!

Flagler Beach, Florida . . . The Peaceful Beach

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Flagler County's Fabulous 4th of July

The Flagler Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to its sun-kissed beaches. You will enjoy the warmth and friendliness of our quaint little city with a population of approximately 3,850. We are a city of beauty and of destiny. Flagler Beach is an idyllic spot on the upper east coast of Florida. It combines scenic and natural assets for year round living with an average annual temperature at an ideal, three season, 70.7 degrees. We are just 3 miles east of Exit 91, I-95 interchange. Flagler Beach is 68 miles south of Jacksonville, 31 miles south of historic St. Augustine, and 20 miles north of Daytona Beach.

Flagler Beach boasts over six miles of quiet, uncrowded pristine beaches with unlimited access and no cars allowed on the beach. Our town is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Intracoastal Waterway with its marshes and wetlands. Flagler Beach has the ultimate in outdoor recreation - fishing, swimming, surfing, boating, tennis, golf, marinas, kayaking, and boat ramps. Check out the camping facilities at Gamble Rogers State Park at Flagler Beach. (The park is a memorial to Gamble Rogers, folk singer.) Also look for private camping facilities in the area on our Business Members Page.


What To Do

Just relax and enjoy . . . take a stroll out on the pier or walk along our environmentally friendly, recycled plastic walkway... on the bluff of the dunes to south 7th street. Watch the locals fish at the water's edge or the surfers to "catch a wave" on some of the best waves in the area. Sunbathe, beachcomb for shells, jog or even turtle watch! During May to the end of October, Flagler Beach is a protected sea turtle nesting area. The eggs hatch and the baby sea turtles head for the ocean. The Flagler Beach Ocean Rescue is on duty to guard the beach all year with additional resources during the peak season.

Ride bicycles along the Atlantic Ocean from county line to county line - over 20 miles! Walk west from downtown over the new high-rise bridge over the Intracoastal. The view of wetlands, ocean and the charming maritime village is magnificent. Take an eco-tour of our wetland wooden walkway from Wickline Park to Flagship Harbor Park.

For the avid fisherman... it's the perfect place to enjoy great fishing. Cast off from the municipal Flagler Beach Pier, surf fish at the ocean's edge or launch your boat from either the county boat dock or the State Park. Try your luck - Snook, Blues, Whiting, Flounder, Spots, Redfish, Snapper, Sheepshead, Tarpon - the ocean waters and the Intercoastal Waterway abound with a variety of fish to catch! Don't forget our eco-tourism!

If you prefer golf or tennis... Flagler Beach has two public tennis courts and a 9-hole golf course. In Flagler County there are several 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts and an olympic-size pool.

Check out our popular spots . . . outdoor cafes, restaurants and pubs serving everything from a great sandwich to a gourmet meal. There are full-service financial institutions, real estate offices, motels and hotels, houses of worship, supermarkets, hardware and convenience stores - all prepared to serve your needs. In addition, our gift and retail shops offer the latest in ladies' and men's sportswear, beachwear and surfwear. Check our membership list of area businesses.

Farmer's Market & Special Events

Friday in Flagler Beach brings an old-fashioned theme to the center of town. Don't miss the opportunity to stroll amongst the vendors selling farm fresh vegetables, fruit, baked goods, nuts, and plants. The Farmer's Market and our Veteran's Park are also the sites of many special community events including

Easter Egg Hunt The Fabulous 4th Festivities Holiday at the Beach

Enjoy spectacular fireworks blazing in the sky from the end of the Pier on July 4th. We have arts and crafts, special events, food booths, and small town beauty contests. Live music and local entainers.

Transportation

Flagler County has an airport that is suitable for small or corporate jet aircrafts and in the stages of growth to accommodate larger aircraft. Car rentals are available here. Here the more adventurous may experience sky diving or flight instruction.

Located within 30 miles of Flagler Beach is the Daytona International Airport. Jacksonville International Airport is 75 miles north, and Orlando Airport is 86 miles southwest. All 3 can be easily reached from I-95, just minutes from Flagler Beach.

Sightseeing

Plan your day trip! Visit Bulow Ruins, Washington Oaks, or historic St. Augustine. A short ride south will take you to Daytona USA at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach Kennel Club, and the Kennedy Space Center.

Attractions in the Orlando vicinity are all within two hours travel time Walt Disney World, Epcot, MGM Studios, Sea World, and Universal Studios. Busch Gardens is just a couple hours past Orlando in Tampa Bay.

After spending a fun filled day sightseeing, you will enjoy returning to one of our fine hotel, motels or bed and breakfast inns. We invite you to visit our village and enjoy our friendly beaches, outdoor activities, and natural setting. Whatever your pleasure, relax . . . enjoy . . . stroll our peaceful beach and leave only your "Footprints in the Sands of Time."

A Little History

Flagler Beach, Florida, is a narrow island between the Intracoastal Waterway and Highway A1A along the Atlantic Ocean. The beautiful, unspoiled, traffic-free beaches are naturally attractive to tourists, winter residents from the northand summer residents from surrounding areas, as well as fishermen and permanent residents who know that Flagler Beach is a perfect place to live.

The intracoastal Waterway, constructed in 1890, is a wide, deep-water channel through wetlands and marshes, used for commercial and recreational boating. Blue crabs, tarpon, and bass are plentiful, heron and egret wade in the shallows, manatees and dolphin play and feed.

The first development in Flagler Beach was named Ocean City and was located on the west bank of the inland waterway. In 1913, the first home was built, and it soon grew to include a general store and the Ocean City Post Office.The first oceanfront homestead was granted in 1913 and the first home was built, at what is now South Second Street and A1A. This was just the beginning of a growing beach-side community. As the beach proved to be a popular attraction for campers, picnickers, surfbathers and fishermen. The United States Post Office declared "Flagler Beach" the official name in 1923.

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