First Stop

Our first stop was Flagler Beach Florida. Flagler Beach is a small town nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Their claim to fame is, they are the only town on Route A1A where you can actually see the Atlantic Ocean, they are the closest to I-95, and they are not commercialized. In fact there are no franchises if you don’t count the one 7 Eleven.

The town is completely individually owned restaurants and shops. Posts on YouTube recommended Swillerbee’s Donuts, (they were sold out of donuts by eleven am) The Flagler Tea Shop, (they were closed and locals told us they are hardly ever open) Sally’s Ice Cream Shop, (they have 43 flavors and 23 toppings for your soft serve. We highly recommend the Rum Raisin and Moose Tracks) and The “World Famous” Whaam Burger. We got one for take out to eat at home. It’s nothing to write about, although I am. We decided as we go along we will keep a ranking for best burger on our trip. Since this is the first entry, it is in first place, although we gave it a five out of ten.

Besides the restaurants and shops, the beach is open to the public, the Municipal Pier is a great spot for fishing, and you can leave a message on the public chalkboard out side The Funky Pelican Restaurant.

We stayed at the Beverly Beach Campground RV Resort for two nights. Calling this a resort is a bit of a stretch. The campground is majorly overpriced since the sites are sand, very close together, the water pressure is low, and there are NO amenities. But, our site was just yards from the ocean. We enjoyed the sights and sounds of the waves crashing in, the smell of the salt water, and the VIEW never got old. I started the day walking the beach at sunrise and ended the day from the driver’s seat watching the most exciting light show ever of thunder and lightening. Our ratings: Kathryn 6; Paul 6.

The photos are posted on the Post Cards 2021 page above. You get to that page and all the other pages thru menu. (I can’t put them in a blog post) On to Hardeeville, South Carolina!

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