Outdoors

St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra Beach

Nature is as much a part of our makeup as history. With miles of water and currents flowing in every direction, the St. Augustine outdoors make for one of the most kayak-friendly places in the U.S. Discover unique wildlife, flora and fauna along our beaches and parks - don't miss the resort-style Ponte Vedra Beach. And for fishing, the area can’t be beat. We’ve got saltwater and freshwater, inland and deep-sea. Take a fishing charter or fish from a pier; just be sure to get a license first.

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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

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...

South of Butler Beach heading down A1A Highway, Butler Park West is the perfect park to spend the day outdoors and on the water. Butler Park West gives visitors the opportunity to sit outside and...

St. Augustine

Crescent Beach Park is a small park along A1A South with access to the beach through a long boardwalk that has signs about St. Augustine wildlife. The park also features tables and seating for...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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

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...

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....