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Anastasia State Park, Saint Augustine

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Anastasia State Park is a 1600acre Florida State Park located on a peninsula on the Atlantic coast of Anastasia Island across Matanzas Bay from downtown St. Augustine. The park has a variety of wildlife, birds and plants in a setting of beaches, tidal salt marsh, and marine and upland hammock.Recreational activitiesActivities include bird watching, camping, fishing, sun bathing, running, surfing, sail boarding, swimming, kayaking, hiking, and picnicking.Amenities include a campground and nature trails, and the park is unique in being the site of a quarry from which the coquina stone used in the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine was mined.HoursFlorida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).
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  • Beautiful beach with easy to use facilities and excellent concessions. It can be a bit of a walk to the beach but the width of the beach is a big part of its charm. 
  • Great camping experience! Friendly staff and beautiful beach. My son loved the playgrounds. I can't wait to book again! 
  • We decided to go to St. Augustine, visit Anastasia State Park and have a picnic. We decided to go kayaking for an hour and it was great. We got tandem kayaks to save money and enjoy family time. The s...  read more »
  • Nice area, feels like a small town at times, and stills has a wide selection of restaurants, bars, and other places to go that are walking distance from this beach area. Clean beaches, with a gentle slope, and sand dunes with Sea Oats for a very scenic view. Great waves for a little surfing, and good fishing up on the pier. Perfect for a full day at the beach.
  • So my wife (27) and I (25) were originally going to spend the day at St. Augustine beach but at the last minute we decided to try Anastasia State Park. Wow. Where do I even begin? The beach was fantastic, the bike rental was fun (biking on the beach!) the camp sites are on our to-do lists, there's other rentals for leisurely water sports, at least four beach showers to rinse off, there's food, plenty of parking, this place has it all! This is my new go-to spot for a day on the beach at St. Augustine. ^-^
  • Upon entering this park, I was greeted by a friendly and very informative ranger, thank Mr Ranger for giving me info I didn't even know to ask for! To me, less is more and this park is just that. It's quiet, the beach was lightly populated, a relaxing days worth of lovely beach time. They offer non-motorized water sports rentals. I did not partake, but those who did looked like that were having a blast! One suggestion, April -October is very HOT and humid. You'll likely get the full park experience if you visit outside of the warm months. Enjoy!
  • Beautiful park! Campground has all paved roads now, nice, new playground, beach access. Wi-fi is available around the camp store. Kayaking, sailboarding at boat ramp. Picnic area. Right off main road, lots of popular local restaurants nearby, very close to the lighthouse. Rangers are very nice and helpful.
  • Great family camping, beach outing day spot for everyone. Walkways overlooking the beach, awesome sand dunes and incredible beach. There are showers, food, store and restrooms. You can even rent waters sports items like kayaks and paddle boards. Great wildlife trails for photographers too.
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