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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We have some great sightfishing on fly in Saint Augustine
St. Augustine

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...

Ponte Vedra Beach

Encompassing approximately 73,000 acres of salt marsh and mangrove tidal wetlands, oyster bars, estuarine lagoons, upland habitat and offshore seas. The GTM Research Reserve has three beach access...

An Aerial View of the Sawgrass Marriott
Ponte Vedra Beach

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for unforgettable family vacations and golf getaways. Whether it's relaxing at the private Cabana Beach Club, plunging into one...

Ponte Vedra Beach

The gracious and elegant Inn & Club offers two, guest-only, 18 hole courses. The first course created at the Inn & Club was the par-72 6781-yard Ocean Course built in 1932 by famed English...

St. Augustine

Nestled in the heart of St. Augustine, just south of the Historic Bridge of Lions in the city's historic district, is a true treasure for anyone traveling the Intracoastal Waterway: the St....

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...

Ponte Vedra Beach

Davis Park is a fee based facility where groups may rent fields to play a variety of sports and activities. Davis Park also features non-sporting activities: stocked fishing ponds for children;...

St. Augustine

St. Johns County Golf Course is a par 72, 6,940-yard public course that tests the proficiency of low- and high-handicappers alike.

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.

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St. Augustine

“Yacht Of Fun” is simply that, a lot of fun! It is the creation of Captain Mike Fitzpatrick, his wife Janie and their Step Dad Bill Ryan to provide you, your family and friends of all ages...

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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...

St. Augustine

Experience St. Augustine from the water with some of the best kayak Eco tours in Florida. The quaint and scenic charm of St. Augustine is home to abundant wildlife. Possible encounters may include...