2019 Fantastic Flagler Visitor, Newcomer & Resident Guide 2019_Fantastic_Flagler__Visitor-Newcomer-Resident- - Page 22

Beach OUR NEIGHBORHOODS GET TO KNOW U nblemished by high-rises, Flagler Beach welcomes visitors from the start with miles of unobstructed views along A1A, so taking the scenic route is not just a choice, but a must. You won’t find any chain hotels or restaurants, so expect to be greeted and treated like a friend by the locals. You’re more likely to see golf carts zipping around town than the usual traffic jam. Pet-friendly beaches, the ability to immerse in the local culture and outdoor experiences have lured visitors to Flagler Beach for decades and the laid back eco-friendly Old Florida charm of the area is vastly undisturbed. So set up a chair and watch surfers dance on waves and spot dolphins or sea turtles, all against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunrise. You’ll get to unwind on an uncrowded beach that’s easily accessible, yet feels like you’re worlds away. POPUL ATION 5,135 20    flaglerchamber.org  •  visitflagler.com *2018 Estimate; Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2018 DID YOU K NOW Before incorporating as Flagler Beach in 1925, the town was originally called Ocean City. The Flagler Beach exit off of I-95 (exit 284) is the closest exit to the beach from Maine to Miami, just three short miles.