A compact village between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Flagler Beach is home to a long fishing pier and surprisingly orange beaches. The color comes from coquina, a shell common along the Atlantic Coastal Ridge, which outcrops here right at the beach. A1A is atop high bluffs along this oceanfront.
Seeping south through freshwater marshes, Bulow Creek lies on the opposite site of the Intracoastal. A string of public lands protect its frontage and provide recreational opportunities beneath the canopy of some of Florida’s oldest and grandest live oak hammocks.