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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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...

St. Augustine

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...

St. Augustine

Take a boat ride aboard Victory III. Departs daily from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina for a one-hour-and-fifteen-minute-narrated tours. See numerous historic and natural sights along the St....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Ponte Vedra Beach

This includes the "original" 7000 yard Sawgrass Course that originally hosted the Tournament Players Championship for many years. Currently a private equity club, guests of the Sawgrass Marriott...

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.