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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Dolphins in the wild!
St. Augustine

Best chance of seeing dolphins and a large variety of wildlife in St. Augustine. An interpretive Naturalist will explain dolphin behavior, birdlife, and elements of the estuary. Join Captain Zach...

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...

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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...

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...

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Hammock Beach Resort, located near St. Augustine, is Northeast Florida's premier family vacation beach destination, featuring luxury villa and condominium accommodations overlooking the Atlantic...

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...

St. Augustine Parasail
St. Augustine

St. Augustine Parasail is the highest rated parasail provider in the St. Augustine area. We've been parasailing the shores of Florida for over a decade and have an excellent safety record. We've...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...