St. Augustine Beach
By enjoyFloridaBeaches.com Staff July 16, 2017
St. Augustine Beach, Florida is an awesome place to live, and an extremely fun vacation spot for couples, friends, and families. Spend beautiful days at the beach in St. Augustine Beach enjoying the sand and surf, then experience exciting adventures on a ghost tour, eating fresh seafood, or at a state park.
St. Augustine Beach is located on Anastasia Island, and features St. Augustine’s finest, white sandy coast.
The St. Johns County Ocean Pier is the main attraction on the beach and features a gift shop to supply all the beach items you need, including refreshments, snacks, souvenirs, rentals, fishing gear, and bait.
The Pier is located on a 4-acre beachfront park that hosts arts and crafts shows, concerts, a farmers market, and festivals throughout the year. Amenities at the Pier include lighted beach volleyball courts, a playground, a splash park, picnic tables, restrooms, outdoor showers, and a covered pavilion you can rent to host about 200 people.
Attractions & Things To Do
There is a wide variety of attractions in St. Augustine Beach. Treat the family or challenge your friends to a game of miniature golf, take advantage of the tennis courts at Treaty Park, or take surfing lessons and learn to hang 10.
Fishing is excellent at the St. Augustine beach pier, which also hosts events throughout the year that include live music, a market, charity events, and more. And when you want to fish offshore, Sea Love Charters and Old City Guide Service are just two of the charter services ready to show you the best local fishing spots.
If you love water sports, and especially if you want to do something special for the young folks in your life, visit the Pit Surf Shop. The Pit Surf Shop is more than a store for equipment, supplies, and beach rentals, it is an attraction featuring surfing lessons, a surf camp, skateboarding, and much more.
And if you’re up for extreme water sports, you’ll love the adrenaline-filled art of flyboarding at Extreme Water Adventures. Flyboarding is like having a jetpack strapped to your feet and flying through the air like a super hero doing acrobatics.
Anastasia State Park is the perfect place for enjoying the beach in a natural setting, and it’s excellent for eco-adventures. The state park is located on the northern end of Anastasia Island and includes 1,600 acres with 4 miles of pristine beach. The park’s recreational activities include swimming, surfing, shelling, hiking, bicycling, boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, birding, wildlife viewing, fishing, and camping. Park amenities include an amphitheater, concessions, picnic pavilions, a playground, restroom facilities, and a shower station.
St. Augustine Beach is home to more than 60 restaurants with a variety of cuisines.
Seafood lovers enjoy Sunset Grille, Mango Mango's Caribbean Grill & Bar, and the Salt Life Food Shack. And when you want a delicious steak with your seafood dinner, the BlackFly is an excellent choice.
Italian restaurants in St. Augustine Beach serve authentic dishes that you’ll enjoy. The La Strada Italian Restaurant features fine dining in a casual atmosphere, as well as specialty desserts. Viola's Pizza, Pasta, and Seafood is a dog-friendly restaurant featuring fresh meatballs, lasagna, ravioli, breads, pasta, sauces, soups, salads, dough and desserts that are made every day. And, Terra & Acqua features Italian dishes with the freshest of locally-farmed ingredients.
Then when you want a fine dining experience with a Latin flair in a casual atmosphere, the highly rated La Cocina International Restaurant is the perfect place.
There are outstanding hotel options in St. Augustine Beach to fit every budget, including chain hotels such as Best Western, Hilton, and Hampton Inn.
The highly-rated La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites is a beach-side hotel in a resort-like setting that includes garden view and ocean view rooms, ocean side rooms, townhouse suites that sleep 5, and pool area rooms.
St. Augustine Beach is also home to over 100 vacation rentals, many of which are on the beach.
Venues for weddings and private meetings on St. Augustine Beach are plentiful, with local event planners to coordinate all the details of your event.
Beach weddings are hosted by local resorts and hotels, such as Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, and La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites.
For couples envisioning a romantic wedding in a historic inn, the Bayfront Marin House Historic Inn is nearby in historic downtown St. Augustine, and an excellent choice to tie the knot.
And for couples wanting to share their day in a nature-filled environment, Anastasia State Park can provide the perfect backdrop.