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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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...

St. Augustine

Butler Park East is a modest little park in St. Augustine Beach with a pavilion with tables, seating, and barbecue grills for guests that would like to have a get-together along with a large...

The Slammer & Squire features two distinct nines with generous fairways, contoured greens, and plenty of water hazards along with impressive views of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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...

Hammock Beach Resort
Ponte Vedra Beach

Planning a golf vacation to Northeast Florida is easy and affordable thanks to Florida's First Coast of Golf. The organization specializes in planning golf retreats. Visit their website or call...

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...

St. Augustine

The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier is the ideal spot for relaxing, fishing, and sightseeing. With benches and picnic tables, the pier is a great place to have a fun day in the sun....

Faver-Dykes State Park is a beautiful park that has gone undiscovered by much of the general public.  As a state canoe trail, Pellicer Creek is surely one of the most beautiful creek systems in...

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...

St. Augustine

Nestled in the heart of St. Augustine, just south of the Historic Bridge of Lions in the city's historic district, is a true treasure for anyone traveling the Intracoastal Waterway: the St....

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...

Nearby Areas

Riverdale Park is a riverfront park with a stunning view of the St. Johns River. A great feature of this park is that it has a boat ramp and a small dock running down along the ramp for everyone...