12 Ultimate Things To Do In Flagler Beach, Florida

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Darryl
Darryl 
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Are you considering a trip to sunny Florida but want to keep away from the crowded beaches? Then you need to try Flagler Beach, known for many things, but most notably, a relaxed lifestyle that is full of fishing, fine dining, and privy to one of the cleanest beaches in America. If you haven’t found a place to stay in the area yet, check out the top pet-friendly accommodations and other vacation rentals before you begin your trip. We have compiled the best things to do in Flagler Beach, Florida. Take your pick or do them all!

1. Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill on Thursday, April 18, 2019

One of the best places to eat in Flagler Beach, especially when you want to experience seaside dining, is Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill. This casual restaurant mainly serves American fares with a few Greek and Italian selections. Breakfast is served until 1pm and includes goodies like Belgium Waffle Combo and George’s Steak and Eggs. A few of their must-try from the starters and main menu include the flaming cheese and the beer-battered mushrooms, along with delicious fish tacos, coconut shrimp, jambalaya, and surf & turf.

Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill

Address: 1848 S Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136, United States

Website: Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 9pm; Sun: 8am - 2pm

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2. Go on a fishing tour

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


For a fun afternoon adventure in Flagler Beach, book a fishing tour with Salty Dawg Outfitters. Their best-selling kayak fishing excursion explores the magnificent waters of Tomoka Basin. You’ll be guided through the various backwater creeks in the county. Of course, before your fishing trip, a brief orientation will be facilitated, teaching you about the methods, lures, and baits, for the many species of fish you’ll find during the day. You can expect to catch either of the following: redfish, snapper, trout, jacks, flounder, and snook. One tip: bring extra clothing and shoes, as well as drinks and snacks. For your safety, wear a hat and sunglasses, and bring sunscreens and bug sprays.

Salty Dawg Outfitters

Address: 35 High Bridge Rd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136, United States

Website: Salty Dawg Outfitters

Opening hours: 6am - 6pm (daily)

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3. Finns Beachside Pub

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Posted by Finn's Beachside Pub on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

For a laid-back and chatty evening with your friends, Finns Beachside Pub is a great hangout spot. This premier dining and entertainment venue in Flagler Beach is not only famous for its delicious grub but it’s also frequented for the nightly live band performances. The pub is one of the staples of the nightlife scene in town, and it’s a must-visit if you’re vacationing. On some days, you may even chance upon special events like Latin Night and The Ataraxis Experience.

Finns Beachside Pub

Address: 101 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136, United States

Website: Finns Beachside Pub

Opening hours: Sun - Mon, Wed: 11am - 1am; Tue, Thu - Sat: 11am - 2am

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4. Flagler Beachfront Winery

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Florida’s only oceanfront winery, Flagler Beachfront Winery’s focus is in crafting small lot, premium wines whilst releasing new wines throughout the year, as well as hosting Winemaker Tastings, progressive food and wine pairings, full moon parties and bottling parties.

What oceanfront winery would be comprehensive without great beach drinks like wine slushies and wine based cocktails? Flagler Beachfront Winery’s red and white wine slushies are the perfect indulgence on a hot summer day. Venture into their pepper infused Bloody Mary or a Champagne Margarita while sitting on their oceanfront patio while relishing tapas plates and gourmet desserts that pair perfectly with their wines.

Life doesn’t get much better than enjoying a wonderful glass of wine on the patio with an endless ocean view.

Flagler Beachfront Winery

Address: 611 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136, USA

Hours: 12:00 am to 9:00 pm (Monday to Thursday); 12:00 am to 11:00 pm (Friday and Saturday)

Phone: +1 3866934950

Website: Flagler Beachfront Winery

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5. Florida Agricultural Museum

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Tour through five restored buildings – a 1930s, Depression-Era citrus business and a dairy barn. Then hop on a tractor-pulled wagon to travel through the woods to an 1890s pioneer homestead. Enjoy hands-on farm activities and meet the rare heritage horses and cattle or watch the pigs take a mud bath. Visit the chickens, ducks and Murphy the sweet donkey. Continue the time travel to Florida’s Black Cowboys Museum, then onto a turn of the century dry goods store. Discover tools, saddles, canned goods, bolts of cloth, bales of cotton and a glimpse into everyday life from long ago.

After the tour, take a short self-guided hike around archaeological site of John Hewitt’s water powered sawmill, that operated from 1770 to 1813. Pack a picnic lunch before you come – tables and chairs are available at the barn. Purchase cold water and drinks onsite. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Explore this museum to experience one of the best things to do near Flagler Beach.

Florida Agricultural Museum

Address: 7900 Old Kings Rd. N., Palm Coast, FL 32137, USA

Website: Florida Agricultural Museum

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6. Flagler Beach Pier

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Waiting for the best Flagler Beach upcoming events? Flagler Beach Pier is as old as the city itself and is their crown jewel. Near the pier’s iconic A-frame entrance are picnic tables, a decked restaurant, a lifeguard station, and public restrooms. Freshwater outdoor showers are located at the top of the steps adjacent to the entry. The Pier Shop collects fees for pier access and sells fishing supplies, bait, and snacks. When out on the pier take note of the personalized planks beneath your feet. You too can memorialize a special person or event on these planks by donating 100 USD towards pier services.

The pier is open from 6:00 am to midnight every day, except Independence Day on the 4th of July, when it is closed for Fabulous 4th Festival Fireworks display and the occasional special events.

Flagler Beach Pier

Address: 105 Florida A1A, Flagler Beach, FL 32136, USA

Phone: +1 3865172436

Website: City of Flagler Beach

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7. Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve

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One of the lesser known, more accessible boardwalk trails - great for birding! - in North Florida is Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve, downtown Flagler Beach: http://www.floridahikes.com/steflik

Posted by Florida Hikes! on Saturday, May 25, 2013

Snuggled in an unpredicted corner of Flagler Beach, Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve shields more than 200 acres (80 hectares) of mangrove marsh, mud flats, and coastal uplands right on the edge of this downtown beach community. Connected to the network of boardwalks is a loop trail through a maritime hammock and a coastal scrub. Fun to explore – especially when bird activity is at its peak at dawn or dusk – it’s a by-the-sea treat for your next beach visit. The preserve is open daily from dawn to dusk offering panoramic views at every turn and excellent birding opportunities along the way.

Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve

Address: 815 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach, FL 32136, USA

Hours: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm (all days)

Website: Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve

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8. Flagler Beach Historical Museum

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Looking for fun things to do in Flagler County this weekend? The museum motto describes two of the most popular displays in the permanent collection which is entirely dedicated to Florida history, featuring Flagler Beach and Flagler County. Visitors are captivated by the museum’s oldest display of prehistoric bones and other remains. On the “space age” side of the museum, an exhibit with items provided by NASA astronauts piques interest – usually about the space food. To represent history “in the making” this display also includes the Flagler Beach city flag that orbited the earth aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor.

Orange Period pottery pieces date from 2000 BC to 500 AD. Native American Indian life is represented by an exhibit of arrowheads and other Indian artifacts, all discovered in Flagler County. Mill and plantation objects make up the display about the Plantation Period. Exhibits also include documents and memorabilia associated with the development boom that began in the western portion of Flagler County and then was continued ocean-side.

Flagler Beach Historical Museum

Address: 207 S Central Ave, Flagler Beach, FL 32136, USA

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (All days)

Website: Flagler Beach Historical Museum

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9. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

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While the formal gardens are the focus for this park, Washington Oaks is also celebrated for being the unique shoreline of coquina rock formations that mark the Atlantic Beach. Snuggled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River, this property was on one occasion owned by a distant relative of President George Washington. The gardens were established by Louise and Owen Young, who purchased the land in 1936 and constructed a winter home. They named it Washington Oaks and, in 1965, donated most of the property to the State.

The gardens make remarkable use of native and exotic species, from azaleas and camellias to the exquisite bird of paradise, protected within a scenic oak hammock. Guests can picnic and fish from either the beach or the seawall along the Matanzas River. Several short trails deliver opportunities for hiking and bicycling. Guests can learn about the park’s natural and cultural resources in the visitor center.

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Address: 6400 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast, FL 32137, USA

Phone: +1 3864466783

Website: Washington Oaks

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10. Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

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The 150 acres (60 ha) of Bulow Plantation Ruins stand as a testament to the rise and fall of sugar plantations in East Florida. In 1836, the Second Seminole War brushed away the prosperous Bulow Plantation where the Bulow family grew sugar cane, cotton, rice and indigo. Wrecks of the former plantation, a sugar mill, a unique spring house, several wells and the crumbling foundations of the plantation house and slave cabins, show how volatile the Florida frontier was in the early 19th-century.

Today, a scenic walking trail leads visitors to the sugar mill ruins, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. The park has picnic facilities and an explanatory center that tells the plantation’s history. A boat ramp offers admission for canoes and small powerboats to scenic Bulow Creek, a designated state canoe trail. Anglers can fish from the dock or a boat.

Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

Address: Ormond Beach, FL 32174, USA

Phone: +1 3865172084

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Thursday to Monday)

Website: Florida State Parks - Bulow Plantation

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11. Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area

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Renamed after the beloved Florida folksinger, Gamble Rogers, who gave his life trying to rescue a drowning man at Flagler Beach State Park in October 1991. The Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area stretches from the orange sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to the windswept oak hammocks along the Intracoastal Waterway.

It’s still the same beach as it was back then, with thick orange coquina sand and rollicking surf and a campground within earshot of the melodic waves. Nature trails wind under the thicket of windswept oaks, and you can drop a line in the Intracoastal or watch ibises pecking across the mud flats. This Flagler point of interest is a prime nesting beach for 3 species of sea turtles from May thru September.

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area

Address: 3100 S Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136, USA

Phone: +1 3865172086

Website: Florida State Parks

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12. Flagler Beach Farmer's Market

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Posted by Flagler Beach Farmers Market - Sponsored by Flagler Strong on Saturday, August 20, 2022

Shop at Flagler Beach Farmer’s Market, considered to be one of the Top 101 Best Farmer’s Markets in America, to find the freshest Florida produce, seafood, plants, honey, baked goods, and handcrafted work. Some vendors arrive early, but nonetheless, most of them are set up by 8 am in the morning and break down around 1 pm for lunch. Expect great products at great prices at this market, which is in downtown Flagler Beach right next to the Atlantic Ocean. The farmers & vendors sell only the freshest items and quality, handcrafted art at unbelievable savings and have been doing so since 1979. The market is open every Friday and Saturday all year round.

Flagler Beach Farmer's Market

Address: FL-100, Flagler Beach, FL 32136, USA

Hours: 7:30 am to 4 pm (Friday and Saturday)

Website: Flagler Beach Farmer’s Market

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Life doesn't get any better than this

Get into the essence of Flagler Beach, while tasting delicious wines in front of the ocean. Delve into the American Agricultural history, Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, and Flagler Beach Historical Museum before you head back to the pier or the Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve and indulge in a leisurely stroll to build up an appetite to dine in many restaurants that will cater to your whims and pocket. Why not check out some great Airbnb vacation rentals as well. So what are you waiting for? Come on by and enjoy all that Flagler Beach has to offer!

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