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Anastasia State Park
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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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Guy Harvey Resort on St Augustine Beach
3 out of 5
860 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
The price is $152 per night from May 5 to May 6

Nestled on the beach, this St. Augustine hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from St. Augustine Beach and 1.6 mi (2.7 km) from Anastasia State Park. Butler Beach and St. ...

3.8/5Good! (1,447 reviews)

"This is not a luxury resort, but it was nice. The room decor was average, it was clean, the staff was very friendly, the restaurant was good, the lobby is nice and it is reasonably priced. A decent beachfront pool with Tiki bar serving drinks. Its best feature is its oceanfront location and 10/15 ..."…"

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St. Augustine Inn
St. Augustine Inn
3 out of 5
601 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
Free Cancellation
The price is $90 per night from May 2 to May 3

Located in the heart of St. Augustine, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Anastasia State Park and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Castillo ...

4/5Very Good! (749 reviews)

"Clean rooms. Friendly staff. Basic stay but felt clean and safe. We did have a dripping shower faucet (just noisy). Also, the hot tub was not hot. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay."…"

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Boat Dock ~ Incredible Views ~ Best Location!
Boat Dock ~ Incredible Views ~ Best Location!
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Located in Lighthouse Park, this historic vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and Anastasia State Park. St. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (11 reviews)
fantastic kitchen, sleeps only 4 on small beds

"The location is great and close to our relatives that live in the neighborhood. Loved being able to fish at the pier. Fantastic, large kitchen which we spent a lot of our visit cooking together. Clean. Beautiful views. The biggest drawback was only having full sized beds in the two, legitimate bedrooms. ..."…"

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Guy Harvey Resort on St Augustine Beach
Guy Harvey Resort on St Augustine Beach
3 out of 5
860 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
The price is $152 per night from May 5 to May 6
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Ocean Side Complex 2 bed 2 bath with Heated Pool and Jacuzzi
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Tropical St Augustine Studio Near Town & Beach!
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St. Augustine Ocean and Racquet 3102
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St. Augustine Ocean and Racquet 5220, Steps to the Beach, Pool
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