A small and cozy seaside community along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Flagler Beach is located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. It’s a retro town with a laid-back atmosphere, open-air waterfront restaurants, and friendly residents who are always eager to help.
In addition to more than six miles of free clean beaches and spectacular ocean views, Flagler Beach also offers natural parks and good fishing spots, including one with a classic fishing pier.
Location and Access
Flagler Beach Fishing Pier is located at 105 South 2nd Street, Flagler Beach, Florida. The nearest airports are Daytona Beach International Airport and Flagler Executive Airport. The pier is open from 6 a. m. to 9 p. m. daily and features a $1.5 admission fee for walking and a $6 fee for fishing.
The beach is public so you can access it for free. It’s also handicap-accessible. There is free roadside parking close to the beach and pier.
For excellent dining and live music, check out oceanfront restaurants and rooftop cafes where local musicians play on a regular basis. There is a great variety of eateries with different cuisines as well as all kinds of shops within walking distance from the beach.
There are nice, full-fledged restrooms and outdoor showers to rinse the sand and salt off your body. There are sheltered benches to have some rest from the sun.
Sand and Water
Overall, the beach and water are quite clean. The sand boasts a beautiful golden hue, it’s very soft and good for shelling. The water is blue and warm. It can be a bit rough, which is good for surfers and not so good for children. However, it depends on the weather. There are lifeguards on duty, which makes swimming safer.
No fishing license is needed to fish off the Flagler Beach Fishing Pier, you only need to pay the admission fee of $6. Seating is provided. Two fishing poles per person are allowed. You can take additional poles for additional payment ($1 per pole).
There are many types of fish, sharks, and mantra rays in these waters. You can make use of bait cutting and fish cleaning stations. The only disadvantage is that people tend to swim too close to the pier.
Flagler Beach Historical Museum
If you would like to add an educational aspect to your beach recreation and learn more about Florida history, you should visit Flagler Beach Historical Museum offering a comprehensive range of showpieces from the Stone Age remains to the ‘Space Age’ exhibits including space food and other items provided by NASA astronauts.
- 1 hour 5 minutes from Jacksonville, FL
- 1 hour 10 minutes from Orlando, FL
- 1 hour 40 minutes from Gainesville, FL
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Flagler Beach Fishing Pier which you can visit:
- Daytona Beach (19 miles)
- St. Augustine Beach (27 miles)
- New Smyrna Beach (33 miles)
- Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Beach (39 miles)
- Apollo Beach (47 miles)