Bunnell, FL - It only took two days for Flagler County to change from limited hours at the beach to opening the beaches 24 hours per day. Uses of the beach include physical activity and motion. Sunbathing or gathering in groups is still not allowed. The beaches will continue to be monitored by Law Enforcement and supplemented by City Staff to ensure that proper social distancing guidelines are being adhered to for public safety.
“The overwhelming compliance with social distancing that we continue to witness in our parks and at our beaches validates that the time is right for this to occur,” said County Administrator Jerry Cameron.
Activities allowed on the beaches are walking, running, surfing, swimming, fishing and other uses that require physical activity. Lifeguards may not be on duty so going into the water is at your own risk.
Handicap parking and beach access is available just north of the Pier, at South 2nd Street and SRA1A.
Fishing on the Beach and the walking of pets will only be permitted north of 10th Street North and south of 10th Street South.
Flagler Beach City Manager Larry Newsom stated, “The decision to extend the open hours of our Beaches was based on the level of compliance we observed from our community over the last four (4) days; plus, guidance and approval from our local Department of Health”.
“The Department of Health-Flagler is supportive of the Beach re-opening decision by community leaders” said Bob Snyder, Director, and Health Officer of Florida Department of Health in Flagler County. Mr. Snyder concluded by stating “In normal times, we advocate physical activity through walking, running, surfing and enjoying the outdoors. So, ‘exercise don’t socialize’, keep moving and don’t forget your sunblock and other protective measures”.