By enjoyFloridaBeaches.com Staff October 15, 2015
Once a small fishing village, Flagler Beach has developed into a highly desirable seaside resort destination, located in the north-eastern region of Florida. It is famous for its quiet charm, not to mention many miles of unspoiled beaches that lure thousands of beachgoers every year.
Flagler Beach was voted a 2013 America’s Coolest Small Town by Budget Travel readers, and voted one of the best retirement destinations in Where to Retire magazine. This small beach town has a resident population of just under 5,000 people and boasts plenty of magnificent accommodations, retro and modern restaurants, and a historic pier that will take visitors back to yesteryear.
Things To Do
Beach and family activities are available everywhere, featuring many interesting attractions and entertainment spots for visitors. Fishing is a highly sought-after pastime, with a long pier jutting out from the town, not to mention six miles of pristine beachfront. The downtown area is relaxed and laid-back, and the Historical Museum offers guests insight into the history of Flagler Beach and the surrounding area.
When you want to explore other natural settings, a day trip or overnight camping trip to Gamble Rogers State Recreational Area should be high on your list. Fantastic swimming spots, fishing, and picnicking facilities are available, right next to the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.
Flagler Beach features six miles of ocean-front beach, and offers the perfect place for sunbathing, swimming and other water activities. The beach is also lined with low-rise condos and hotels, not to mention restaurants for excellent dining opportunities. Parking is free, as well as beach access, along North Ocean Shore Boulevard, which is also A1A.
Don’t be surprised to see dolphins, sea turtles and other marine creatures on Flagler Beach, as you enjoy the uncrowded beach. And if you are a surfer, the waves at Flagler Beach are perfect for surfers of all skill levels.
Motorists can reach Flagler Beach by taking I-95, which passes west of the city. Go East from I-95 on Highway 100, which leads directly into the heart of Flagler Beach. If you are flying, the closest airport is Daytona Beach International Airport, which is about 20 miles to the south.
While in this small beach town, walking or bicycling are enjoyable ways of getting around.
Winter is the most popular time to visit Flagler Beach with average daytime temperatures around 70 degrees, especially if you are interested in near-by events in Daytona Beach, such as the Rolex 24 At Daytona (January), Speedweeks (February), and the Daytona 500 (February).
The spring and fall months are also very pleasant in Flagler Beach, and the summer months are especially great for spending lots of time at the beach.