Along Florida's east coast tucked in between Daytona Beach
and St. Augustine
you'll find Flagler Beach; once a sleepy little fishing village Flagler Beach has flourished in to a vibrant seaside community while maintaining much of its original charm. The big 'Flagler Beach' emblazoned across the roof of the Flagler Beach Municipal Pier Restaurant is and has been a draw to the pier for a long time and is arguably the most familiar sign on the beach.
Flagler Beach was incorporated in 1925 and only has a population slightly over 5,000 people. It was named for Henry Morrison Flagler, the famous railroad builder who built the Florida East Coast Railway and much of Florida along with it.
As you might have guessed Flagler Beach is a small community, the city has a total area of approximately 4.1 miles, it does have six miles of beaches with many great fishing spots including the Flagler Beach Municipal Pier, it's the centerpiece of the town. If you're an early riser, the pier serves as an ideal spot to watch the sun rise and sometimes on Fridays at the stairway to the left of the pier the locals get together for a Drumming Circle, everyone is welcome all ages and skill levels. If you have you own percussion such as drums, rattles and such feel free to bring them but if you don't, they have extras. They normally start around 7 pm.
Flagler Beach is also known to be a calving ground for the highly endangered Right Whale, during the winter months they can been seen breaking the waters near the shore here.
Flagler Beach has many restaurants with ocean front dining, gift shops and many recreational opportunities. The Intracoastal Waterway flows through the town which is convenient for boaters and fishermen.
Flagler Beach is the epitome of a small Florida beach town, it's quaint and charming and a great place to stop and see all that Florida stereotypically is; a beach, a pier, a place to eat and watch the water with a gift shop to buy a souvenir to remember your visit.