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 to St. Augustine’s beaches?

There are dozens of public beach access points along the coast, giving you easy access to St. Augustine's beaches. Public parking is available. 

Can you drive on St. Augustine beaches?

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). 

What are the best beaches in St. Augustine?

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!).

What kind of beach activities are there to do in St. Augustine? 

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.

Where can I stay overnight near St. Augustine beaches?

There are plenty of accommodations near the beaches. Browse our places to stay page and choose from hotels, bed & breakfasts, historic inns, beachside resorts, and campgrounds. 

Anything else I should know about St. Augustine Beaches?

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).

Get Social With Us

#staugustine #pontevedrabeach #floridashistoriccoast

Discover Area Beaches

Showing 1 - 12 of 55 Results
St. Augustine

Canopy Shores Park is a beautiful 33-acre park with many opportunities for visitors to enjoy nature. As its name suggests, this park is full of large oak hammock canopy and a paved 1.5-mile looped...

Sea Serpent Tours, Inc was established in St Augustine Florida in 2015. Our mission is to provide historic and ecological tours of St. Augustine from our beautiful inland waterways for both...

Ponte Vedra Beach

South Ponte Vedra Park has a stunning view of the beach and Atlantic Ocean. Simple and peaceful, this park has two pavilions with picnic tables and barbecue grills for guests to enjoy. With a set...

St. Augustine

Trout Creek Park is a huge 16.5-acre park open to the public and an ideal spot to take your friends and family for picnics, to walk through its many nature trails, or to take the kids to the...

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...

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...

Ponte Vedra Beach

The PLAYERS Championship golf tournament, March 12 - 17, 2019, features the world's best golfers and boasts the highest purse of any tournament in the world.

South of Butler Beach heading down A1A Highway, Butler Park West is the perfect park to spend the day outdoors and on the water. Butler Park West gives visitors the opportunity to sit outside and...

Sunset at Alpine Groves Park
Nearby Areas

Alpine Groves Park is an incredible park with many things to offer from outdoor pavilions and kayak launches to two beautiful butterfly gardens. This versatile park has a picnic area, a playground...

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...

Visitor Center at Fort Mose Historic State Park
St. Augustine

The first free African settlement in North America and a premier site on the Florida Black Heritage trail. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered Fort Mose as a settlement for freed...

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...