St. Augustine Beach - Anastasia State Park

A beloved Florida park for good reason - there are 1,600 acres of pristine natural beauty with days' worth of family-friendly activity on offer: beach, hiking trails, salt marshes and water-sports galore.

  • Website: Anastasia State Park online
  • Address: 1340 A1A South
  • Pets: Allowed on-leash throughout the park but not on the beach.


Sophie's Choice! You'll love this natural beach for its lack of cars - total serenity. However, you can't bring your dog on the beach. While you pay a day-rate for access, the sand here is as soft as can be. Plus, the further you walk from the parking lot, the more you'll have the beach to yourself. When you tire of sun-bathing and sand castles there's a rental shop, Anastasia Watersports, with bikes and kayaks and all kinds of boards.


Anastasia State Park is extremely on-the-ball when it comes to helping you best plan and enjoy your visit. Their website offers great details about upcoming events and ranger programs, such as photography contests and birding lectures.

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  • Anastasia State Park ranger programs