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The Town of Beverly Beach, Florida, was founded by Claude G. Varn, a visionary, prominent attorney, and extensive land owner, known throughout the state for the contributions he made to the development of the eastern part of Florida. Beverly Beach was formally incorporated June 23, 1955, with its first Commission meeting being held in July 1955, overseen by its inaugural Mayor, Stanley L. Farnsworth. Mr. Varn served as the Town Attorney.
Beverly Beach's "main street" is a 1.1 mile stretch of Scenic and Historic State Road A1A, in which Mr. Varn was instrumental during development. The Town is located in Flagler County, south of St. Augustine and north of Daytona Beach, on a 1/4-mile wide barrier island nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. A newspaper article published in The Flagler Tribune in February 1925 referred to SR A1A as the "American Riviera."
Since its founding, the Town has grown moderately in physical size, annexing a two-acre parcel on the north boundary in 2015, but still remaining less than one square mile in total area. Its population has increased to more than 450 residents, with nearly 360 of those year-round and the rest seasonal. About two-thirds of the residents live in Surfside Estates, a resident-owned mobile home community for those aged 55 and over. The remaining citizens live in single-family homes on both sides of State Road A1A, which bisects the town, or in four developing communities built on the west side of the highway. These communities are Shelter Cove, Osprey Point, Oceanside Condominiums, and our newest - Sunset Inlet. While a great deal of property is already developed or currently in planning and development stage, several prime building lots for single family homes remain, especially in Osprey Point and Shelter Cove. Beverly Beach is experiencing its first real growth spurt in many years and we welcome our new neighbors with open arms!
Our government organization consists of a Mayor and five Commissioners who are each paid a very modest monthly stipend ($250 for the Mayor and $125 for each Commissioner). All are elected positions, with each having two-year terms and no term limit restrictions. Terms are staggered so that each year at least two positions are up for election. The Town Clerk's job is a part-time, appointed position, paid hourly, and the Clerk must be re-appointed by the Commission each year. The only other "paid" employee is the Town's Code Enforcement Officer who is also part-time hourly and paid once a month. The Town's elections are conducted by the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections and are held in the Town Hall. Voting in state and federal general elections takes place at the City Hall in our nearby "sister city" of Flagler Beach.
The Town's potable water is supplied by the City of Palm Coast through an Interlocal Agreement with Flagler County Utilities. A public sewer line installed along State Road A1A is managed by Flagler County Utilities; however, some homes are on individual septic tank systems (governed by the local Health Department). Trash and recycling services, as well as building permits, are handled through Interlocal Agreements with the City of Flagler Beach. The Flagler County Sheriff's Department has concurrent jurisdiction over State Road A1A and a Sheriff's Department "C.O.P." substation is in Beverly Beach, located behind the Town Hall. Fire services are provided by the County with backup from the fire departments of Palm Coast and the City of Flagler Beach. Florida Power and Light supplies electrical utilities in the Town. A County-wide school system serves Beverly Beach along with the Cities of Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Bunnell, and unincorporated areas of the County.
Click on the "Resources" tab above for helpful phone numbers and other information about the Town, our government, and other local municipal numbers. The "News and Events" page is a wealth of information, from the periodic newsletter to hurricane preparedness, upcoming Town meetings, volunteer opportunities, and family-friendly events scheduled throughout the County.
Welcome to Beverly Beach! The Little Town with a Good Heart! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
A Personal Note from the Office of the Mayor
Welcome to our Web site! As Mayor of Beverly Beach, let me tell you a little bit about our Town. Beverly Beach celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year as an incorporated municipality. The Town has fewer than 350 year-round residents (and over 100 seasonal residents), mostly senior citizens, who love their town and all it has to offer. When I try to come up with a description of life in Beverly Beach, the words that always comes to mind are “simple pleasure.” Our eastern boundary is the Atlantic Ocean, our western boundary is the Intracoastal Waterway, and our main street is State Road A1A. From north to south, the town is about 1.3 miles long. If you drive those 1.3 miles you will see attractive beachside homes and two modern residential developments, each having an array of recently built stylish homes and a number of lots that are available and shovel ready. Additionally, you will see a lovely three-story condominium on the south side of town that has units available for sale or rent. Sunset Inlet is the newest development under construction on the west side of State Road A1A just south of the Town Hall, with new homeowners moving in every month. Sunset Inlet offers 31 individual two- and three-story family homes with numerous amenities, including waterway and beach access, and boat slips for each home.
Our quaint Town Hall is located right on the beach on State Road A1A. Just north of the Town Hall is an attractive and well-managed manufactured home community with a beautiful state-of-the-art clubhouse and pool, and a clean, modern motor home resort including a public convenience store. What you won’t see as you drive those 1.3 miles is intrusive billboards, high rises, strip malls or run down, poorly maintained buildings. While the Town is growing, we still strive to keep the quiet, village atmosphere that residents love.
In my humble, and somewhat biased opinion, Beverly Beach is a great place to visit and a wonderful place to live. If you are in the area, stop by! Our Town Hall is open weekdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We will be most happy to see you, and I am certain that you will enjoy your visit.
Our pristine beaches and programs to protect our dunes are a source of pride. Photographs courtesy of Donna Francis; all rights reserved.
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Town of Beverly Beach, Florida
2735 N. Oceanshore Blvd.,
Beverly Beach, Florida 32136
Telephone 386.439.6888 ~ FAX 386.439.3202
E-mail the Town Clerk at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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