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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WELCOME Thank you for your interest in our guided horseback riding tours! Included in the top 10 things to do in 2018 in Volusia and Flagler Counties.  Our beach rides are located within driving...

Ponte Vedra Beach

Davis Park is a fee based facility where groups may rent fields to play a variety of sports and activities. Davis Park also features non-sporting activities: stocked fishing ponds for children;...

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...

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

Right under the Francis and Mary Usina Bridge, the Vilano Nature Greenway is a quaint little park with that runs along the salt marsh. This park has mosaic artwork scattered down the boardwalk,...

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

Quiet, peaceful, relaxing and unhurried are the words used to describe this park near St. Augustine. This tranquil park contains 6042-acres along Pellicer Creek, an aquatic preserve. The creek,...

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...

St. Augustine

This park is ideal for any sports enthusiast because it features a number of pickleball, racquetball, tennis, and paddle tennis courts, as well as four softball fields, two basketball courts, and...

Located off Scenic A1A in the Vilano Waterfront Community, you can find Nease Beachfront Park and its beautiful view of two different landscapes. Anyone who visits the park can enjoy the view of...