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The stunning 42-mile oceanfront playground of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra gives beachgoers plenty 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.

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Sunrise Photo Shoot at St. Johns County Pier by Rick Sammon

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