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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 CA $214
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
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this St. Augustine hotel is just steps from St. Johns County Ocean Pier and St. Augustine Beach. Anastasia State Park and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Courtyard by Marriott St. Augustine Beach CA $130
    Courtyard by Marriott St. Augustine Beach

    Courtyard by Marriott St. Augustine Beach

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

      Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Johns County Ocean Pier and St. Augustine Beach. Anastasia State Park and St. Augustine Amphitheater are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Guy Harvey Resort on St Augustine Beach CA $125
      Guy Harvey Resort on St Augustine Beach

      Guy Harvey Resort on St Augustine Beach

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

        Nestled on the beach, this St. Augustine hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from St. Augustine Beach and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Anastasia State Park. Anastasia State Recreation Area and St. Johns County Ocean Pier are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Regency Inn & Suites CA $81
        Regency Inn & Suites

        Regency Inn & Suites

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

          Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Johns County Ocean Pier and St. Augustine Beach. Anastasia State Park and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach CA $142
          Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach

          Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach

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

            Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Johns County Ocean Pier, St. Augustine Beach, and Anastasia State Park. St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and St. Augustine Amphitheater are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Hampton Inn St. Augustine Beach CA $154
            Hampton Inn St. Augustine Beach

            Hampton Inn St. Augustine Beach

            430 A1a Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Johns County Ocean Pier, St. Augustine Beach, and Anastasia State Park. St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and St. Augustine Amphitheater are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              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).

                Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member CA $140
                Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

                Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

                530 A1a Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Johns County Ocean Pier and St. Augustine Beach. Anastasia State Park and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).