The Flagler Beach beachfront in Volusia County

Flagler Beach was named for oil magnate and Florida railroad developer Henry Morrison Flagler. The town straddles the county line between Volusia and Flagler Counties, incorporating about six miles of sandy, uncrowded beaches within its borders. Flagler Beach serves as the southern terminus of the A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway and home to the famous Flagler Beach Municipal Pier.

The population of Flagler Beach has dropped almost 10% since 2000, probably due to the fact that Flagler County has sustained one of the highest unemployment rates in all of Florida since 2007.