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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

Experience the beauty and history of St. Augustine from a different perspective: by water! Join us on the Highlights by Water tour for a waterfront view of many historic landmarks. Or enjoy our...

Ponte Vedra Beach

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...

Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club
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...

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

Framed by graceful palms and rolling dunes, The Lodge & Club sparkles as one of Florida's most alluring oceanfront resorts.  Accommodations include 66 luxurious guest rooms and suites with...

TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse
Ponte Vedra Beach

 

The Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass offers 13,000 sq. ft. of banquet and meeting space complemented by more than 3,250 sq. ft. of upper level terraces. Nineteen, Traditions and Champions are...

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...

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

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

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;...

The Beach
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...

Ponte Vedra Beach

The mission of the PGA TOUR is to expand domestically and internationally to substantially increase player financial benefits while maintaining its commitment to the integrity of the game. The PGA...