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Anastasia State Park

Camp in the forest and relax on spectacular beaches when you visit one of Florida’s most beautiful state parks.

Anastasia State Park is an area of great natural beauty near St. Augustine on the Anastasia Island coast. Look out for colorful tropical birds or paddle out from the beach in a kayak and spot dolphins in the water. Take a walk along the nature trail and pass by a tidal salt marsh and maritime hammock on the dunes. Stay at the well-equipped campsite and spend a night beneath the stars. 

Anastasia State Park covers an area of 1,600 acres (650 hectares) and offers 4 miles (6 kilometers) of pristine beaches. It is the ideal spot for campers, bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts. 

Make your way to the beaches for a lazy day in the sun. Rent kayaks, canoes or sailboards and head out to sea. Pods of dolphins sometimes play in the warm water close to the bay. Spend an hour or so beachcombing along the sands or simply lie back with a good book and listen to the sound of waves in the background. If you like fishing, drop a line in from the beach or the rocks and wait for the game to bite.

Hikers will enjoy taking a walk along the self-guided nature trail. The path runs through the forest and passes through a diverse range of ecosystems. Keep watch for the sea birds that live on the tidal salt marsh and explore the upland hammock on the ancient sand dunes. Visit the archaeological site where coquina rock was mined in the 17th century. This rock was used to construct the nearby Castillo de San Marco. 

If one day in this beautiful area isn’t enough, spend a night or two at the excellent campsite, which has over 100 pitches. Stock up on camping supplies, or organize equipment rental, at the small concession on the main road through the park. 

Anastasia State Park is located just 1.5 miles (2 kilometers) from downtown St. Augustine, making it an easy place to visit for the day. It is free to enter and open every day of the year.


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Embassy Suites By Hilton St Augustine Beach-Oceanfront Resor $191
Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
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Embassy Suites By Hilton St Augustine Beach-Oceanfront Resor

Embassy Suites By Hilton St Augustine Beach-Oceanfront Resor

300 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
     
    4.4 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Great customer service, clean hotel, family oriented. Friendly staff, special thank you to Michael, hard working, friendly, nice and on top of everything at breakfast. Near to old town, Ocean front.

    Guy Harvey Resort on St Augustine Beach $117
    Reviewed on Jun 8, 2019
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    Guy Harvey Resort on St Augustine Beach

    Guy Harvey Resort on St Augustine Beach

    860 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
       
      3.3 of 5
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      We loved being on the beach and it was convenient to drive to the concert at the Amphitheatre

      Courtyard by Marriott St. Augustine Beach $121
      Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019
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      Courtyard by Marriott St. Augustine Beach

      Courtyard by Marriott St. Augustine Beach

      605 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL
         
        4.5 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Everything,VERY POLITE STAFF VERY HELPFUL ...ROOM SAPCIOUS STAFF PLEASE US WITH A LITTLE VIEW FROM THE ROOM ,WE LOVE IT

        Regency Inn & Suites $75
        Reviewed on Jun 1, 2019
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        Regency Inn & Suites

        Regency Inn & Suites

        331 A1a Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
           
          3.7 of 5
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Like how close it was to the beach had mosquitoes in the room and something in the ceiling leaking water

          Super 8 by Wyndham St. Augustine Beach $75
          Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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          Super 8 by Wyndham St. Augustine Beach

          Super 8 by Wyndham St. Augustine Beach

          311 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL
             
            3.5 of 5
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Clean easey to find. Just rigth restaruants very close to location the ocean acrroses the street frenley the pool was very clean greats detais

            Brand New St Augustine Beach Home
            Brand New St Augustine Beach Home

            Brand New St Augustine Beach Home

            St. Augustine, Florida
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in St. Augustine, this vacation home is close to Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and St. Augustine Beach. Also nearby are St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and St. Augustine Amphitheater.

              Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach $134
              Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019
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              Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach

              Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach

              401 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
                 
                4.2 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Joel at the front desk was really helpful and courteous.

                Sweet Symphony - Three Bedroom Home
                Sweet Symphony - Three Bedroom Home

                Sweet Symphony - Three Bedroom Home

                1343 Cortez Street, St. Augustine, FL
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Anastasia State Recreation Area and Anastasia State Park. St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Amphitheater are also within 1 mi (2 km).