Experience A1A Beach Boulevard

Next time you’re in town, take the scenic route along A1A Beach Boulevard.

January 4, 2022

There’s lots to see and do to make the most of your time at St. Augustine Beach.

Day One

Start off with the Wednesday Farmers Market at the pier. Local artisans, bakers and farmers offer their best crafts and products at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. You can pick up a delicious baked pastry at one stand and follow your nose to a fresh brewed cup of coffee just steps away. You might want to try your hand at some bocce ball at the court. Or, if you’re hungry for more of a brunch, head across the street to the outdoor tables at Little Margie’s FA Café for eggs benedict, breakfast tacos or authentic Filipino lumpia rolls.

As long as you’re there, you might as well dip your toes in the sand at St. Augustine Beach. Don’t worry about lugging any chairs or umbrellas as Barney’s Beach Service has got you covered. They’ll deliver and set you up then pick up when you’re done at the end of the day. This way, you can spend more time soaking in the sun and fun with family and friends.

For farm fresh and shore-to-table cuisine, head to Harvest & Reel at the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Oceanfront Resort. With indoor and outdoor ocean view seating, you’ll feel spoiled as you enjoy a craft cocktail and indulging in a unique coastal dining experience from the modern open kitchen. Top off the evening with a refreshing treat from Rita’s Italian Ice just steps away on Beach Boulevard.

Day Two

You can’t beat breakfast at Santiago’s Florida Kitchen at the Guy Harvey Resort St. Augustine Beach. Wake up to classic buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy, French toast and all kinds of egg sandwiches before heading off for a day of adventure on the water.

Right off A1A on the marina at Comares Avenue is where you’ll find Fishardy Charters. Here you can take advantage of the year-round fishery St. Augustine offers with one of the area’s best and most experienced guides, Capt. Jacob Hardy. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just trying it out for the day, this is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences you’ll have on the water. If fishing isn't your thing, experience the waterways on a boat tour with St. Augustine Boat Tours.

All that fishing has got you hankering. Once back on land you’ll be ready for a cold brew and some tropical inspired fare. How does lunch in a tiki hut over the water sound? That’s what’s waiting for you at the Conch House along with fresh catch dishes, Caribbean inspired fare and classic Cuban sandwiches.

Ready to relax? At La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites you’ll not only have direct access to the pristine Atlantic ocean but the luxury of a heated 60-foot pool to relax in. Just next door, take the family for a competitive game of Miniature Golf at Fiesta Falls. The course boasts 18 holes, several waterfalls and a 65-foot ship to play through.

You don’t have to look to find a great spot for dinner on Beach Boulevard. Salt Life Food Shack is a local favorite with its open air dining and fresh seafood selections. If you’re really in a beachy mood, be sure to try their fresh oysters and sushi plates. Afterwards, a stroll along the boulevard will lead you to Coneheads for classic and creative ice cream flavors. You’ll scream for this ice cream.