Surfing at Vilano Beach 

Sailing is great way to spend the day on Salt Run at Anastasia State Park

Florida Skimbboarding Pro/Am happens annually on Vilano Beach

The St. Johns County Splash Park & Playground is a great way to chill out for beach-goers of all ages

Ponte Vedra Beach offers beautiful beaches and family fun

Matanzas Inlet at Crescent Beach offers beautiful white sand and quiet getaways

Take a stroll along beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach

St. Augustine Beach near the pier is a popular place for many visitors

Walk a few miles on Butler Beach and your cares are sure to fade away

Florida's Historic Coast: 6 Best Beaches

More than 500 years ago, Ponce de Leon spotted beaches so inviting it drew him in and led to the first documented European discovery of Florida. And today, with 42 miles of beaches, you can discover a perfect day on Florida’s Historic Coast no matter what your pleasure.
 
6 Best Beaches

Ponte Vedra Beach Elegant resorts along with challenging golf courses line the shore of this serene beach. Mickler’s Landing (pronounced mike-lers) is a popular access point for visitors. The beaches at GTM Reserve feature a historical marker, a life-size statue of Ponce de Leon and a dune overlook platform that includes interpretive panels describing Ponce’s 1513 journey when he sighted land at this very spot. 
 
Vilano Beach A popular beach destination since Henry Flagler’s millionaire friends of the late 1800s enjoyed it. Tucked away in this charming little beach town you’ll find shopping, fun eateries and beach cottages to rent. Coquina sands along with a near shore break make it popular with surfers and kite boarders.
 
Anastasia State Park  White quartz sand beckons beachgoers atone of Florida’s most popular parks. The northern three miles are for beach walkers only and most signs of civilization are hidden away well beyond the dunes.
 
St. Augustine Beach Everything is here for the ideal beach vacation—sunny accommodations, tropical seaside restaurants, a beachfront park with an impressive fishing pier, pavilion, splash park and sand volleyball. Plus, a decidedly laidback attitude.
 
Butler Beach Once one of the few designated African-American beaches in Florida, the end of
segregation opened it to everyone. Today, the area is a mixture of private homes and condos, but many public-access points make it easily reachable. Showers and restrooms are available.
 
Crescent Beach Located on Anastasia Island, this beach is so named because the shoreline has a natural crescent moon shape. Miles of broad, white sand are an irresistible appeal among beach-goers. This particular stretch of beach is one of the most scenic and unspoiled in the area, perfect for eco-tourists and beachcombers.