With 1,600 acres, including four miles of pristine beach, tidal salt marshes, and hammock preserves, Anastasia State Park has almost everything a beachgoer might be looking for: sunbathing, surfing, swimming, fishing, sailboats, paddle boarding, and sailboarding.
This beach boasts beautiful, white sandy beaches, a variety of birds, turtles, and other wildlife. Visitors can walk the nature trails that wind through the dunes shaded by maritime hammocks. Spectacular sunrises can be viewed from this spot, as well as the oldest city’s inlet, where the Matanzas meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Visitors can also hike the coquina quarries located at the park entrance. This archaeological site dates from the 1700s when the Castillo de San Marcos was first built. The quarries were continuously used until the turn of the 20th century. This is a protected historic site and on the National Register of Historic Places.
Campers can spend the night in Anastasia State Park’s full-facility campground, with showers, bathrooms, and a store near the beach selling camping necessities. There are over 139 campsites to choose from, all located beneath trees and palms.
Recreational activities at Anastasia State Park range from windsurfing and kayaking to fishing and hiking the park’s Ancient Dunes Nature Trail.
Driving is prohibited on the beaches of Anastasia State Park, and dogs are not allowed on the beach or inside the park’s facilities.
There are two stores within the State Park. Anastasia Watersports
300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine, FL 32080
ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE
Dawn until Dusk.
$8 per vehicle. Limit 8 people per vehicle.
$4 per single-occupant vehicle.
$2 per pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
$28 per night plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee.
Includes water and electricity.
Florida residents who are 65 years of age or older or who hold a Social Security disability award certificate or a 100% disability award certificate from the federal government are permitted to receive a 50% discount on current base campsite fees.
Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered the settlement of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or Fort Mose for short, as a settlement for those fleeing slavery from the English colonies in the Carolinas. Over the next 25 years, Fort Mose and Spanish Saint Augustine became a sanctuary for Africans seeking liberation from the tyranny of English slavery.
For half a century, visitors to St. Augustine have made the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center their first stop upon arriving in the Nation’s Oldest City. Commonly known as the “VIC,” the center offers information on special and cultural events, brochures and guidebooks for the area's attractions, clean restrooms, a gift shop. The VIC is staffed with friendly fully licensed tour guide hosts who gladly share information on attractions, museums, tours, accommodations, restaurants and unique shopping opportunities. The VIC is where a St. Augustine vacation begins, whether you plan to stay a day, a weekend or longer.