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St. Augustine Beach - Crescent Beach: Sightseeing
FORT MATANZAS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Take a short (and free) ferry ride to this small Spanish fort from 1740. Little kids will love it because there's a boat ride involved, and a great 'Junior Ranger Program' keeps their interest on arrival. (Ask for a booklet at the info kiosk at the entrance). Even adults will be surprised how much history a little island can hold. Really worth the trip, especially on a sunny day, but don't forget to bring water.
- Website: Fort Matanzas online
- Address: 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
- Children: Free admission for kids under 14.
- Pets: Allowed on-leash in the park, its beach and trails. Animals are prohibited on the boat or at the fort, so plan ahead who will stay behind.
- Keep in mind: The ferry runs every hour at half past, watch for dolphins on the way.