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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St. Augustine

Deadliest Catch St. Augustine Style YOU be the greenhorn! Experience America's proud history of commercial fishing. Over 40 years of experience in Alaska, Florida and the Great Lakes. Enjoy views...

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...

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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...

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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...

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...

Another shining gem in the St. Johns County parks system is Vaill Point Park, which is full of natural oak hammock canopy with winding trails leading you in multiple directions around the park....

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...

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...

St. Augustine

1/2 and all day deep sea fishing aboard the 70' Sea Love II and the 50' Sea Love III. Sportfishing aboard the 40' Reel Therapy.

Sunset at Alpine Groves Park
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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...

Under the second Vilano beach overpass you can find North Beach Park. North Beach Park is the perfect place to come with your friends and family to enjoy a day at the beach or have a barbecue....