Anastasia State Park BeachSt. Augustine, FL
Anastasia State Park is an amazing place to visit! Located on Anastasia Island (St. Augustine Beach) this gem of a beach is located inside a beautiful state park. It’s unassuming entrance is almost easy to miss!
The park is great for just about everything! They offer campsites (tents and RV’s), nature trails, birdwatching, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding through Anastasia Watersports, and, of course, amazing beaches!
There are two beach access points that begin from one large, parking lot. The park amenities include restrooms, a few pavilions for picnicking, showers and a concession stand with a convenience store included.
I visited the northern access because it’s so nice and is less crowded (probably due to it not being a guarded beach). There’s a beautiful, but very long, ramp that takes you to the sand dune. Once on the beach, you’ll enjoy the huge beach and nice sand. Like most beaches in northeast Florida the sand is soft closer to the dunes but harder closer to the water. The sand was nice, the water was clean and relaxing in the water was fantastic! Anastasia State Park also seems like a good beach for surfing!
Once you’re done with the beach you can rinse off by the concession stand and grab some lunch or dessert. If you are camping in the park you can grab some essentials at the store or conveniently, venture into St. Augustine Beach for anything else you’d need.
GREAT BAY FOR KAYAKS & SUPS
As you enter and leave the park you’ll pass a small building that backs up to a great, little bay. The bay is great for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding and you can rent all your gear on-site. The name of the outfitter is Anastasia Water Sports and they look like they run a great operation.
Finally, one of the best things about the park is the close proximity to beautiful, historic, St. Augustine. I highly recommend Anastasia State Park for a host of reasons but the primary being that Anastasia State Park makes a great lazy location!
WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH:
Long Ramp (north entrance), Shorter Ramp (south entrance)
COST TO PARK:
$4 Park Entry Fee
Yes (at southern beach access)
Concession Stand On-Site, Numerous, Awesome Restaurants and Bars in the Historic Section
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