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).

Discover Area Beaches

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Anastasia Watersports
St. Augustine

Anastasia Watersports offers a variety of aquatic activities everyday where guests can kayak and stand up paddleboard. The salt marsh and beach introduce guests to the amazing bio-diversity that...

Windsor Parke
Ponte Vedra Beach

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...

Let's go boating!
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...

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,...

Sitting on 65 acres, enclosed by pristine waters and Audubon rated grounds, our resort stuns guests with its natural beauty.
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...

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

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...

Every Cast can yield a Florida Giant Largemouth Bass
St. Augustine

Florida is considered the "fishing capital of the world" with more world record fish catches than any other place on earth. 

When it comes to the "Famous" Largemouth Bass our Florida...

St. Augustine

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...

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...

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...

Faver-Dykes State Park is a beautiful park that has gone undiscovered by much of the general public.  As a state canoe trail, Pellicer Creek is surely one of the most beautiful creek systems in...