Flagler Beach Florida

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Flagler Beach is largely still an old style Florida Beach community without any high rises along the oceanfront. Located just a little north of Daytona Beach on the upper east coast of Florida, you can revel in the warmth of this lovely little city with miles of secluded pristine beaches. Such scenic beauty is rare even in Florida, as Flagler Beach is a narrow island between the Intracoastal Waterway with its marshes and wetlands on one side, and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.

Incorporated in 1925, Flagler Beach is no longer the sleepy fishing village it used to be but it combines modern amenities with its unique old world charm. Residents and visitors can enjoy great fishing, along with swimming, surfing, boating and kayaking. Flagler Beach is a new name that has replaced Ocean City as a label for this gorgeous place. Today it is home to about 5500 warm and friendly people who are extremely conscious of the environment and take pains to see that Flagler beach remains eco friendly.

Flagler Beach is the ideal spot for those who want to get away from it all and yet have access to the flavors of a perfect Florida beach vacation. It combines scenic and natural beauty, with a host of recreational possibilities including tennis and golf, within easy access to other major Florida attractions like Daytona and St. Augustine. Enjoy cycling along the ocean for almost twenty miles.

No vehicles are allowed on the beaches, which have unlimited public access. Walkers can enjoy a stroll on the beautiful pier or the environmentally friendly, recycled plastic walkway. You could also walk west from downtown over the new high-rise bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway for a magnificent view of the wetlands, ocean, and the fishing village. Another option is an eco-tour of the wetland wooden walkway from Wickline Park to Flagship Harbor. Between May and October, there are some very special guests, who you can admire from a distance. Sea turtles nest here and you may have the privilege of watching the eggs hatch and the babies heading to the sea.

Flagler Beach is an angler’s paradise. You have the choice to fish from the municipal Flagler Beach Pier, an ocean fishing pier, or the long salt marsh boardwalk. You can cast off from a boat in the ocean or waterway or even surf fish at the ocean's edge. You can land Snook, Blues, Whiting, Flounder, Spots, Redfish, Snapper, Sheepshead, or Tarpon. If you are unlucky enough not to land a big catch, you can console yourself with a superb meal at any of the restaurants with ocean front dining.

The Gamble Rogers State Park also offers a host of recreational facilities. There are camping grounds in the park as well as opportunities for playing baseball, racquetball, or volleyball. Enjoy archery, shooting, motocross, hunting, and horse riding as well and make it a vacation to remember. There are churches of all denominations including Baptist and United Methodist. The Community Memorial Church has a large following as well. Be careful when you visit Flagler Beach for the first time, for many people who have vacationed here, have moved in permanently after falling in love with it!

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