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Discover Anastasia Island

 

Anastasia Island is a seaside destination known for its breathtaking natural landscapes and laid-back quirky beach charm. Explore the island’s unique historical landmarks, restaurants, artist galleries and more.

Island Experiences

 

Anastasia Island is known for its gorgeous natural landscapes and state-of-the-art performing arts venue. Visit one or all for a laid-back visit.

The Amp - St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The 4,000-seat St. Augustine Amphitheater is located in the beautiful Anastasia State Park, where it hosts world-renowned musicians, events, farmers markets and night markets.

(904) 209-0367

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

Visit the iconic St. Augustine Lighthouse that’s been protecting seafarers since 1874. View the landmark from sea level, or climb the tower and take in the breathtaking sights of St. Augustine from above. An educational museum explores lighthouse history and shipwreck archeology.

(904) 824-2874

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

For a family-fun trip, visit the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park for a day packed with wildlife shows, zip lining and many animals. The Alligator Farm is the only place in the world where you can see every living species of crocodilian.

(904) 824-3337

Fort Matanzas National Monument and Barrier Islands

Fort Matanzas is a national monument that guarded St. Augustine’s southern river approach from the European nations during the fight for control in the New World. The colonial wars are over, but Fort Matanzas is still protecting things — including its wild barrier island.

 

Travel Tip: Take in the views by the water – via the free ferry ride to explore the fort or by paddleboard.

(904) 471-0116

Local Favorite Eats

For pasta lovers, check out Viola’s Pasta serving Long Island NY Style pizza, authentic Italian food along with fresh seafood. Gas Full Service Restaurant provides classic comfort food elevated with their creative twist. The Purple Olive offers New American with a Mediterranean twist, and a creative “build your own plate” menu option, giving customers dozens of tasting possibilities. The Elk House Eatery is an upscale bistro with a cozy lodge feel that focuses on sourcing local ingredients. For a casual waterfront view, taste fresh seafood at The Beachcomber. A cozy local favorite The Back 40, serves options ranging from tacos to sandwiches in its charming bungalow patio space. For a taste of the area’s food trucks, visit the Village Garden Food Truck Park.

Island Art Galleries

From award-winning artist galleries to vinyl record stores, the Island is filled with eclectic beach charm.

Wendy Tatter Gallery

From the art of batik to sculpting, Wendy Tatter Gallery brings concepts from all over the world. Wendy Tatter is the recipient of the ROWITA (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts) Award and continues to reflect her work on the people and places from her travels.

Travel Tip:Pair with photo-worthy Peruvian cuisine at the Llama Restaurant.

(386) 428-1133

Other Galleries

High Tide Gallery showcases more than 35 local artists, featuring sea turtle pottery, seaside home decor, vintage surfboards and more. You can also visit The Art Studio & Gallery of St. Augustine Beach, which has an eclectic mix of artwork by local artists, jewelry, stained glass and pottery.

Island Music

 

Live music thrives on Anastasia Island, thanks to a tight network of talented local musicians, many with national and international acclaim, as well as restaurants that give them a platform.

Hornski’s Vinyl Lounge

Hornski’s Vinyl Lounge is one of the most unique record stores on the island. This personable record store includes a bar with many selections of draft beer, great priced vinyl and music.

The Conch House

If you like the Caribbean, then you’ll love The Conch House! The Conch House Restaurant features Caribbean style cuisine with the finest seafood, steaks, and more. The Conch House Lounge is a casual cocktail lounge that features live music with local musicians.

(904) 829-8646

Sarbez!

Sarbez! specializes in its well-rounded craft beer selection and its gourmet grilled cheese menu. In addition, they also provide one of St. Augustine’s only arcades and awesome live music with killer acoustics.

(904) 342-0632

Cafe 11

Great live music in St Augustine at Cafe 11! Check out our list of concerts and come out to the beach to enjoy some live music.

(904) 460-9311

Anastasia Island is a seaside destination known for its breathtaking natural landscapes and laid-back quirky beach charm. Explore the island’s unique historical landmarks, restaurants, artist galleries and more.

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