Helen Mellon Schmidt Park

St. Augustine
Summer Island Dr.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Birding & Wildlife Viewing

What You Need To Know

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 fish on-shore and hang out on the sand with your friends. Although there is not a boat ramp here, right when you first enter the park, there is a sandy kayak launch area you can use to enter the inlet for an aquatic adventure.


  • Activities
    • Birding
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • SUP (Stand-up Paddleboard)
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Facility Amenities
    • Free Parking