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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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...

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...

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...

Dolphin swimming by
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...

St. Augustine

1/2 and all day deep sea fishing aboard the 70' Sea Love II and the 50' Sea Love III. Sportfishing aboard the 40' Reel Therapy.

Ripple Effect Ecotours The Real Florida Kayak Tour
St. Augustine

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...

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....

Ponte Vedra Beach

Welcome to the crown jewel of Florida's northeast shore. A regional landmark since its celebrated opening in 1928, this AAA Five-Diamond rated oceanfront resort is located in the picturesque...

Ponte Vedra Beach

The PLAYERS Championship golf tournament, early May, features the world's best golfers and boasts the highest purse of any tournament in the world.

St. Augustine Show Off!
The Beaches

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...

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...

Ponte Vedra Beach

Bird Island Park is an innovative, passive park to be enjoyed by all generations and offers ample opportunities for small group gatherings, theatre events, children's programming,...