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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Ponte Vedra Beach

Bird Island Park is an innovative, passive park to be enjoyed by all generations and offers ample opportunities for small group gatherings, theatre events, children's programming,...

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

St. Augustine

The St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier is the ideal spot for relaxing, fishing, and sightseeing. With benches and picnic tables, the pier is a great place to have a fun day in the sun....

St. Augustine

Ron Parker Park is a well-equipped park full of opportunities to play sports and have fun. The park features a dog park and number of sports areas including tennis and paddle tennis courts, as...

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...

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....

St. Augustine

The Southeast Intracoastal Waterway Park is a 114-acre piece of land located between Crescent Beach and Fort Matanzas National Monument. A scenic overlook gives visitors a spectacular view of the...

St. Augustine

St. Johns County Golf Course is a par 72, 6,940-yard public course that tests the proficiency of low- and high-handicappers alike.