With more than 1,600 acres of unspoiled white quartz sand beaches, tidal marshes, maritime hammocks and ancient sand dunes Anastasia State Park is one of Florida’s most popular parks for visitors to explore. Visitors can observe the wildlife along the beach, from a canoe or kayak, or on the Ancient Dunes Nature Trail. The park’s protected wildlife area and trail systems attract birders, bicyclists, fishermen, surfers, and of course, sunbathers. And the sunrise here is spectacular.
Anastasia State Park is located on the Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, making it the perfect place to see songbirds such as warblers, cardinals, robins or even painted buntings. From the beach visitors may find laughing gulls, least terns and black skimmers. There are also abundant wading birds hunting for food along Salt Run, including colorful roseate spoonbills. Look up and you may see an osprey or eagle looking for prey.
Over four miles of beach and several miles of park roads, some with bike lanes, are available for bicycling. Bicycles are available for rent at the concession inside Anastasia State Park. The four miles of beaches and designated swimming areas are monitored by lifeguards from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Ready to go offshore? Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) are available for rent at Anastasia Watersports.
One of America’s prettiest beach campsites, the park offers 129 campsites for RVs and tents all located within the beautiful maritime hammock and just a short walk or bike ride from the beach. Pets are allowed in designated park campgrounds, and service animals are welcome in all public areas of the park.
Nearby covered picnic pavilions and permanent restrooms make it easy to spend the entire day. The Island Beach Shop and Grill is located within the park and offers casual dining options, sundries, a gift shop, and free Wi-Fi. Anastasia State Park is committed to providing amenities accessible to all visitors. Beach wheelchairs are available upon request at no charge.