A Personal Note from the Office of the Mayor
Welcome to our Web site! As Mayor of Beverly Beach, “The Little Town with a Good Heart,” let me tell you a little bit about our Town. Beverly Beach has approximately 335 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 a new development under construction on the west side of State Road A1A just south of the Town Hall. With open model homes and several units nearing completion or about to break ground, 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 are intrusive billboards, high rises, strip malls or run down, poorly maintained buildings.
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.
~ Mayor Jim Ardell
Our pristine beaches and program to protect our dunes is a source of pride.
Photographs courtesy of Donna Francis; all rights reserved.
The Town of Beverly Beach, Florida, was incorporated in 1955. Since that time the Town has not grown in physical size, remaining less than one square mile, but its population has increased to more than 500 residents, with about 335 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 three recently developed communities built on the west side of the highway. These communities are Shelter Cove, Osprey Point and Oceanside Condominiums. A fourth community, Sunset Inlet, is currently under construction on the west side of SR A1A and will offer 31 two- and three-story homes with beach access and individual boat slips on a canal accessing the Intracoastal Waterway.
Our government organization consists of a Mayor and five Commissioners. All are elected positions, with each having two-year terms, without term limit restrictions. Terms are staggered so that each year at least two positions are up for election. 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 nearby 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 are handled through an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Flagler Beach. The Flagler County Sheriff's Department has a C.O.P. substation in Beverly Beach, located behind the Town Hall, and fire services are provided by the County with backup from 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.