Frequently Asked Questions
- Check for flags and posted signs that will alert you of the current water conditions and look for life guard stands. Swim in the area in front of them when possible.
- Keep an eye on your little ones and make sure you have enough adult supervision for the children in your group.
- Make sure to pack your floaties, noodles and rafts, but be aware that they are not life-saving devices.
- The Sunshine State is full of sunshine so please use sunblock faithfully and wear a hat.
- Remember to stay hydrated. Bring a cooler full of water and refresh yourself frequently.
Make the most of your Florida Beach vacation by taking care of yourself and loved ones. Take note of the above tips and enjoy Flagler Beach.
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Yes, you can bring your pet north of N. 10th St and south of S. 10th St. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet and please remember to pick up after your pet to help keep our beaches beautiful.
You can get married on the beach. Please keep in mind, within the City limits, the beach is a public beach and you will not be able to rope off a section, etc. Depending on the size of the wedding, you may need to have a Special Events permit. Generally speaking, if your party is over 50 people, the City requires a special events permit. To be on the safe side, it would be best to contact the City Clerk’s office and go through your event with staff. There are establishments within the City limits, such as the Golden Lion for a casual affair or Island Cottages by the Sea for a more affair and the staff at those locations can help plan you day.
As an individual, you may bring alcohol on the beach. If you are having a large party, again this would fall under the special events permit.
Yes, bonfires are allowed and must follow the following rules: Fires on the beach between May 1st and October 31st are prohibited. To have a fire on the beach, we require you complete a burn permit request within 3 days of your desired fire and abide by the following: Complete a burn permit request form in person at the Flagler Beach Fire Department, located at 320 South Flagler Avenue. You will need your driver’s license with you at the time of the permit request. Notification of time, date, and location of the fire to the fire department prior to ignition. Ensuring there are no active burn bans within the city limits and/or county. Fire must be contained in a metal drum or similar container, as to not leave remains on the beach. A hole must be dug to the depth of the estimated flame height (i.e. 4ft flame = 4 ft hole) A means of extinguishment must be nearby. Examples of a means of extinguishment would be a bucket of water or a shovel. The fire must be supervised at all times and must be completely out before leaving. All wood containing nails and/or screws are prohibited. We encourage anyone with questions on having fires on the beach contact the fire department at 386-517-2010. One of our friendly firefighters will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have.
On weekends October to May, and every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day, lifeguards. The lifeguards are on duty from 9-6. They are located from 9 Street North to 9th Street South.
All known nests on our beaches are marked with four stakes, survey ribbon and a sea turtle nest sign. However, even the most diligent sea turtle monitoring program misses nests. Keep away from sea turtle nests. Stay out of soft sand areas at the base of dunes. Do not disturb nest markers or barriers. Support dune conservation and restoration. Report unmarked turtle tracks to the turtle patrol. Contact the turtle patrol or beach patrol if you see someone disturbing a nest. If you come across a stranded turtle, you need to contact Turtle Patrol/386-763-0977. If you find a bird, you need to call Trey Hatch, a representative at DEP at 877-314-1329.
No, not within City limits.
Please click the following link to see the basic recreational saltwater fishing regulations http://myfwc.com/media/1451156/sw_chart_2011.pdf
Yes, there is a handicap ramp located at the Pier and there is handicap accessibility at Gamble Rogers State Park. The City of Flagler Beach has acquired equipment to enrich the beach experience for residents and visitors with disabilities. The equipment includes wheel chairs with extra-large tires for movement through sand, a semi-recliner chair for use in the water and wheelchair accessible benches on the iconic Flagler Beach Municipal Pier. All chairs are available to the public free of charge.
Persons or parties that would like to utilize the mobi-chair of the beach access chairs should contact the on-duty Flagler Beach Pier & Bait Shop Attendant. A Driver's License or identification card will be required to reserve the specialty equipment and will be promptly returned when the equipment is returned. The daily hours of operation for the Flagler Beach Pier & Bait Shop are 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and their phone number is (386) 517-2436.
Don’t panic or swim against the current Relax, float with the current until it dissipates Swim parallel to shore and back in Raising your hand into the air will identify yourself as someone in need of help Stay calm and wait for help to arrive Of course the best way to avoid a rip current is to know the surf conditions before entering the water. One or more of the following features indicate the presence of a rip current Darker color surf, indicating deeper water Murky, brown water caused by sand stirred up on the bottom Smaller, unorganized waves alongside more evenly breaking waves over a sand bar Waves breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip current