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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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...

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 Beaches

Colorful and lively salt marsh borders on beach dunes and shady maritime hammock. You can camp, picnic, walk for miles on protected beach, hike the nature trail, bike, kite, fish, boat or take a...

Ponte Vedra Beach

The Nocatee Greenway is a preservation area of more than 5,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land. The community's Greenway Trails offer residents easy access to these preserved lands...

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

Helen Mellon Schmidt Park is a hidden treasure tucked away behind the Summer Island Clubhouse along a .6-mile road that leads to the Matanzas Inlet. This park offers visitors the opportunity to...

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...

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...

Ponte Vedra Beach

Whether a spectacular Tournament Players Club (TPC), a luxurious destination or an outstanding resort venue, PGA TOUR Experiences matches the PGA TOUR's highest level of quality for legendary...

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 ...

Ponte Vedra Beach

This includes the "original" 7000 yard Sawgrass Course that originally hosted the Tournament Players Championship for many years. Currently a private equity club, guests of the Sawgrass Marriott...

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.