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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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...

Ripple Effect Ecotours The Real Florida Kayak Tour
St. Augustine

A dedicated kayak touring company based in the Marineland Marina offering scheduled eco-tours in many of the state parks in Northeast Florida. All trips are two hours and no prior kayaking...

The Osprey
The Beaches

Scheduled Dolphin & Eco Tours, BYOB Sunset Tours, BYOB Ghost Boat, Full Moon Tours, Nights of Lights and Private Charters. Florida Water Tours is owned and operated by Jessica Tichy and her ...

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...

Ocean Course
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...

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

The PLAYERS Championship golf tournament, May 8-13, 2018, features the world's best golfers and boasts the highest purse of any tournament in the world.

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...

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...

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...

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;...

Nearby Areas

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...