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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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St. Augustine

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Imagine yourself boarding a boat . . . the sparkling water shimmering beneath you. You feel the salt air brushing your face. Your boat  is fully stocked and ready to go. Adventure awaits. Redfish...

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The Nocatee Greenway is a preservation area of more than 5,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land. The community's Greenway Trails offer residents easy access to these preserved lands...

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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...

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Scheduled Dolphin & Eco Tours, BYOB Sunset Tours, BYOB Ghost Boat, Nights of Lights and Private Charters. Florida Water Tours is owned and by Jessica Tichy and operated by her father Captain...

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Deadliest Catch St. Augustine Style YOU be the greenhorn! Experience America's proud history of commercial fishing. Over 40 years of experience in Alaska, Florida and the Great Lakes. Enjoy views...

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Located between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida, World Golf Village is home to the renowned "King & Bear" and "Slammer & Squire" golf courses, the only resort golf courses in the...

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A dedicated kayak touring company based in St. Augustine offering scheduled eco-tours in many of the state parks in Northeast Florida. All trips are two hours and no prior kayaking experience is...

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Relaxing waterfront guest cottages nestled along the Intracoastal Waterway. Another hidden place you'll want to discover; our accommodations are as unique as our name. Full kitchens with all...

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Planning a golf vacation to Northeast Florida is easy and affordable thanks to Florida's First Coast of Golf. The organization specializes in planning golf retreats. Visit their website or call...

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The King & Bear is the first-ever collaborative design of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Measuring 7,279 yards from the back tees, this course will challenge novice and skilled golfers alike...