Flagler Beach, a sunny haven for surfers and beach lovers alike, borrows a bit of groove from the Florida Keys. This quaint little seaside community includes several kilometers of generally uncrowded beach. And thanks to the building limits on the skyscrapers, you can see the beach for miles as you descend the A1A.
Here are five things to try in Flagler Beach:
Eat breakfast like a local
Java Joint, 2201 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach. Located on the north side of Flagler Beach, this sunny spot popular with locals offers a variety of breakfast plates like their Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict. They also offer lunch and a variety of coffee drinks. And with raised outdoor seating that offers a bird’s eye view of the beach across the street, it’s a perfect prelude to a day in the Florida sun. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 386-439-1013.
Land this big or just enjoy the view
Flagler Beach Fishing Pier, 105 S. 2nd St., Flagler Beach. In the heart of Flagler Beach, the pier offers epic views and a great place to enjoy the great outdoors. The fishing rate is $ 6 per day and the outing rate is $ 1.50. The pier is open from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week 386-517-2436.
Perfect picture: Flagler County’s shores are teeming with peaceful and natural photogenic spots
Start a line: Volusia and Flagler Fishing Guide
A taste of Mexico
Burrito Works, 400 S. Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach. This taco shop attracts many locals and visitors alike, with a variety of Mexican dishes including quesadillas, tostadas, and nachos. And, their burritos are big enough to fill any surfer’s appetite. Hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. 386-439-6601.
Hang in there, my brother!
Z Wave Surf Shop, 400 S. Ocean Shore Blvd. Flagler Beach. Located right across the street from the beach, this salty staple of a surf shop has been providing surf gear and bikinis to beach goers for over 25 years. In addition to paddleboards, Z Wave also rents out surfboards, bodyboards, and skim boards. They also teach courses. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. 386-439-9283.
Dining by the sea with a relaxed atmosphere
Funky Pelican, 215 Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach. With stunning ocean views and a menu to satisfy any appetite, the Funky Pelican is a favorite with tourists and locals alike. Located next to Flagler Beach Pier, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with specialties like Maddie’s Shrimp & Grits and Twisted Seafood Mac. The Funky Pelican is known for its version of a Bloody Mary – the Funked up Mary. The toppings alone – a slice of cucumber, a sweet baby pickle, a large shrimp, a piece of pepper cheese, Spanish olives, and a Slim Jim – make up a meal. Special drinks of the day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 386-439-0011