Residents and business owners of Flagler Beach have much to
treasure about this charming, coastal city.
Foremost among its myriad of attractions is the seven-mile strand of
pristine sandy Flagler Beach.The
Flagler Beach Pier, almost as old as the city itself, is considered by many to
be its crown jewel.Opened in 1927, it
has undergone many repairs but remains popular with locals and tourists alike.
The Pier Shop collects fees for pier access and sells fishing supplies, bait,
snacks and sun protection.Adjacent to
the store is Flagler Beach’s own local radio station, 97.3 Surf FM that
broadcasts updates on the weather, ocean temperature, tides, and reports of
current fish swarming the waters.
Flagler Beach is also home to four species of protected sea
turtles that nest between May1- October 31.The Sea Turtle Patrol rides the beach every morning identifying new
nests and roping them off from the public.
Hatchling appear approximately two months after the eggs are laid and
make their way to the ocean guided by the bright, open view of the moon and
stars over the water.
Unlike neighboring cities, Flagler Beach is pet-friendly as
long as dogs are kept on leashes and do not disturb the protected dunes. Other than the 150 foot area immediately north
and south of the pier that is reserved for fishing only, there are no
restrictions on swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, tubing, etc.
With a vibrant nightlife, dozens of restaurants, art galleries,
a weekly farmers market as well as a host of several annual and semi-annual
events, Flagler Beach offers something for everyone.