Flagler Beach - County

        Flagler County Florida, the fastest growing county in the U.S. in 2004, remains predominantly a rural area.  Its largest city, Palm Coast, is one of only three planned communities in Florida.  Started by I.T.T. in 1972, lots were sold as investments and building sites to persons who were still employed and living somewhere else.  Designed around a honeycomb of canals connecting to the Intercoastal Waterway and four golf courses, Palm Coast is detached from metropolitan sprawl, yet is ideally located between St. Augustine, 20 miles north and Daytona Beach, 20 miles south. 

        For those interested in the water, Flagler Beach remains largely unspoiled, and its 15 mile stretch is never crowded.  The pier provides good fishing for dozens on a daily basis, a great backdrop for spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic, and an occasional perch for brown pelicans who glide along the beach by the hundreds.   The beach is occasionally crowded with assorted birds standing in groups watching the ocean and each other.  Flagler's county seat, Bunnell, is eight miles east of the beach.  Bunnell retains its original country atmosphere, and features the Bantam Chef, a locally popular open air, fast food facility with fried flounder sandwiches that are almost too good to eat, and too large to stuff in your mouth. 

Flagler Beach Pier

Pelicans clearing Flagler pier

Fishing Everyone!!

Pier restaurant with a view

Bite of Ham at the pier

Flagler Beach Crowd

Lone gull resting

Beachside Shelters

Intercoastal Homes

Canal homes in Flagler

Flagler Beach Shops

Flagler's Friday Market

Front of the House

Fresh Asparagus

Friday Flowers

Picking Melons

Gold Sea Turtle

Palm Coast flower planting

Bunnell's Bantam Chef

Bantam Chef Dining

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