A beautiful blend of modern and traditional, St. Augustine Beach, FL, displays more than 40 miles (64 km) of scenic, well-preserved coastline. The brick-lined streets, centuries-old buildings, horse-drawn carriages, hidden courtyards, and the European flavor of the city makes it different from any other city in the country. The excellent multi-cultural restaurants, art galleries, theater, live music opportunities, boutiques and outlet shopping, and above all gorgeous beaches make St. Augustine an ideal destination for travelers.
The main entrance point to the beach is at the ocean dock, but there are access points at street ends as well. A beachfront park signifies the dock that hosts a playground with pavilions, showers, restrooms, picnic tables, volleyball courts, bait and tackle, and concessions. The secluded and unspoiled beaches are the perfect place to relax, have a picnic, or observe Florida’s coastal wildlife. St. Augustine’s beaches offer surfing, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, sailing, kite surfing, and more. With plenty of history to explore and numerous attractions, the oldest city attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Read on to find out about the best things to do in Saint Augustine beach, FL:
1. St. Augustine Distillery
This is a wonderfully fun and drinks-filled experience. The St. Augustine Distillery, an old ice plant that’s been restored beautifully, offers complimentary tastes of different types of alcohol they make as part of their free tour. Prior to the tasting, the tour takes you through the fascinating process of the different types of liquor manufacturing, where you get first-hand knowledge of the process. There’s a small cafe upstairs that offers delicious appetizers and beverages. After the tour, you can visit the gift shop and take your own bottle home or choose something different from the many novelty (mostly edible) souvenirs.
St. Augustine Distillery
Address: 112 Riberia St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
Website: St. Augustine Distillery
2. Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf
How about a little mini golf this weekend? :D at Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf, you will enjoy 18 holes of championship...Posted by SEE St. Augustine on Thursday, 4 May 2017
Here is a fun experience on the beach! This course is unique, with water flowing through most of it. Each hole is different to the others, and the beauty surrounding the miniature golf is gorgeous. The view of the ocean and surroundings from the 3rd end hole at the top of the tower is awesome. After playing, there are ice cream treats from the organizers!
Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf
Address: 810 A1a Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
Website: Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf
3. Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
This is a beautiful church, the first Catholic parish in the United States. The gold-plating, beautiful marble flooring, stained glass windows, artwork on the walls and ceilings, beauty of the interior and the side chapels need to be seen to be believed. The beautiful murals depict the early colonization and settlement of the city. One gets a great sense of peace inside the cathedral.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
Address: 38 Cathedral Pl, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
Website: Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
4. St. Augustine Farmers Market
The Farmers Market has a variety of booths with vendors selling fresh food, prepared food, fresh fish, and coffee. There are also plenty of local artists and craftsman selling their huge assortment of crafted items, clothing and jewelry. The vendors are friendly, the produce is fresh, the offerings are varied, and the rates reasonable. It is a great way to spend some time on a Wednesday morning as everything is closed up by 12-12:30pm, making it only a morning activity. After shopping, you can take a stroll on the beach, which is adjacent to the market.
St. Augustine Farmers Market
Address: 350 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
Website: St. Augustine Farmers Market
5. St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
"Patience is the companion of wisdom." ~Saint Augustine Photo courtesy of Shelby MorganPosted by St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum on Saturday, 23 July 2016
A beautiful gem in St. Augustine, the lighthouse offers not only breathtaking views of the beach and surrounding area, but is a great educational place as well. Once you climb the 219 steps to the top, the views of the beach and St. Augustine from above are awesome. A unique feature of this lighthouse is that there are several platforms on the way up, where you can stop and rest. The artifacts and interactive boards in the light-keeper’s home are interesting for both kids and grownups. The gift shop is nice too, with reasonably priced souvenirs.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Address: 81 Lighthouse Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
6. St. George Street
If you ever have a chance to visit St. Augustine, Florida, please do. Walking along St. George Street is one of my favorite things to do in this sleepy old haunted ghost town.Posted by Modern Day Moms on Monday, 14 March 2016
A lovely area to visit with unique bars and snack/ice cream shops, antiques, pet supplies, clothes, live music, and food galore. Just walk down the road and you can find amazing little shops, restaurants, bars, and music. The first US schoolhouse at the entrance is quite beautiful and so are the city gates, where the castle, the oldest structure in the US, can be seen across the street.
St. George Street
Website: St. George Street
7. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
"And speaking to the eye a thousand things Of Spain, a thousand heavy histories." - St. Augustine, by Ralph Waldo...Posted by Castillo de San Marcos National Monument on Wednesday, 19 April 2017
If you are a history buff you will love visiting the Castillo de San Marcos. Built by the Spaniards in 1672, it’s the oldest masonry fort in the United States. They have some interactive displays here and the staff is very informative. The cannon firing display and wardrobe of the staff are quite charming. Your ticket is valid for one week, so you can keep exploring the huge fort whenever you like. It’s a great place for kids and worth visiting for families.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Address: 1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
8. St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Our beautiful liger boys, relaxing in the sunPosted by St. Augustine Wild Reserve on Friday, 19 February 2016
This is a great place where you get to see so many rescued exotic animals up close. The reserve has some 400 animals, like lions, tigers, leopards, bears, panthers, and even a liger. The volunteers love the animals and the animals have obviously benefited by being there. The love and compassion they have for these animals is obvious. The guide will tell you all the details and facts about the reserve and about the animals, their backgrounds, and how they came to their “forever” home.
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Address: 5190 Farm Creek Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32092, USA
Website: St. Augustine Wild Reserve
9. Learn to flyboard with Extreme Water Adventures
This is a must-do if you are in the St. Augustine area. Flyboarding is truly a fun-filled, thrilling experience of a lifetime. Julia and Jason of Extreme Water Adventures strive hard to make flyboarding as safe as possible. Jayson spends plenty of time explaining how to fly, how to be safe and what to expect, along with how to have fun along the way! The staffs are understanding, kind, and professional. They are very accommodating by making sure everyone is well taken care of, whether they are flying or just observing.
Learn to flyboard with Extreme Water Adventures
Address: 3070 Harbor Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
European flavor and scenic, well-preserved coastline
The colorful life, art galleries, theater, live music opportunities, boutiques outlet shopping, and above all, gorgeous beaches make St. Augustine an ideal destination for travelers. The pristine beauty of the place has to be seen to be believed.
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