Beaches

St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra Beach & The Beaches

St. Augustine and the surrounding area is home to some of the best beaches in Florida — from Ponte Vedra Beach to Crescent Beach and everywhere in between. 

How do I get there?

There are dozens of public beach access points along the coast, giving you easy access to St. Augustine's beaches. Public parking is available. and some beaches allow cars to drive right onto the sand. You will need a pass to drive on the beach during peak season (annual and day passes are available). 

Where should I go?

From the bustling St. Augustine Beach and St. Johns County Ocean Pier, to the quieter Crescent Beach with its wildlife refuge, there's something for everyone. See more information about our 6 favorite beaches in St. Augustine (the best beaches in Florida!) here.

What can I do at the beach?

The stunning 42-mile oceanfront playground along the Atlantic coast is a beachgoer's dream, with plenty of activities to enjoy year-round. Relax in the sun, taking in the scent of salt water and the gentle ocean breeze. Fish, go shelling or hit the waves to swim, kayak, windsurf or kiteboard. It’s fun to stay on the sand, too – dolphins play in the surf, an endangered beach mouse lives in the dunes of Anastasia State Park and rare Northern right whales come here to give birth every winter.

Anything else I should know?

Please be considerate of the environment and other beachgoers. No alcohol or glass is allowed on the beaches, and all pets must be on a leash (check posted signs at each beach for other rules and regulations).

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Red Boat Water Tours - Boat
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Red Boat Water Tours aims to make your time with us a comfortable experience, by catering to your needs at any given time. Captain Tony, Miss Jennifer and the Girls, want to share with you, the...

The Beaches

Colorful and lively salt marsh borders on beach dunes and shady maritime hammock. You can camp, picnic, walk for miles on protected beach, hike the nature trail, bike, kite, fish, boat or take a...

Dolphins in the wild!
St. Augustine

Best chance of seeing dolphins and a large variety of wildlife in St. Augustine. An interpretive Naturalist will explain dolphin behavior, birdlife, and elements of the estuary. Join Captain Zach...

St. Augustine Parasail
St. Augustine

St. Augustine Parasail is the highest rated parasail provider in the St. Augustine area. We've been parasailing the shores of Florida for over a decade and have an excellent safety record. We've...

St. Augustine

Quiet, peaceful, relaxing and unhurried are the words used to describe this park near St. Augustine. This tranquil park contains 6042-acres along Pellicer Creek, an aquatic preserve. The creek,...

Ponte Vedra Beach

The golf course is 6875 yards and was designed by acclaimed golf course architect Pete Dye. When it opened in 1980 it quickly became ranked as one of America's top ten resort courses by Golf...

Nearby Areas

The Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River provide the natural boundaries for the 410-acres of coastal scenery that comprise this state park. Ocean waves have washed away the sand, exposing coquina...

Nearby Areas

Hammock Beach Resort, located near St. Augustine, is Northeast Florida's premier family vacation beach destination, featuring luxury villa and condominium accommodations overlooking the Atlantic...

The Slammer & Squire features two distinct nines with generous fairways, contoured greens, and plenty of water hazards along with impressive views of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Ponte Vedra Beach

Whether a spectacular Tournament Players Club (TPC), a luxurious destination or an outstanding resort venue, PGA TOUR Experiences matches the PGA TOUR's highest level of quality for legendary...

St. Augustine

A truly unique boating adventure! This 3-hour adventure is like no other boat tour. Experience an aquatic adventure as you find yourself exploring St. Augustine finest jewels from a view that only...

Outdoor Pool Deck
St. Augustine

The 4 Diamond Renaissance Resort now offers a complimentary shuttle for individual guests to and from downtown St. Augustine (based on availability). Meet in the largest combination hotel and...