The Best Beaches Near Historic St. Augustine
Best Beaches Near St. Augustine
Explore the best beaches close to the Nation's Oldest City!
Travelers from all over the world have learned that St. Augustine is a unique vacation destination, filled with beautiful architecture, fascinating historical sites, and award-winning restaurants. There’s another big reason that people flock to the Nation’s Oldest City—access to 42 miles of pristine beaches! A relaxing beach getaway is what we deliver, and we’ve rounded up the best beaches in St. Augustine for every section of town, starting from the North.
This northern most beach in St. Augustine is great for early morning strolls. Vilano Beach typically has more shells to sift through, so shark tooth hunters may get lucky! Since this is a more residential section of beach, public beach access is available but limited, so foot traffic should be a lot less if you visit this beach.
St. Augustine Beach
The most popular stretch of sand, St. Augustine Beach doesn’t just offer access to the waves, but also to dozens of restaurants and shopping. Spend the day at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park, where kids run through the Splash Park and playground, or take on your friends in a round of beach volleyball. Satisfy your craving at some of the best seafood grills and local watering holes.
This small portion of the beach offers picnic tables and beach access, close to many popular condominiums on our rental program, including Barefoot Trace, Creston House, & Quail Hollow. Crowd sizes are much smaller here since with many access points dedicated to private condominiums, so renting out a condo here will guarantee you a sandy spot in the sun.
This beautiful southernmost beach offers stunning sunrise views, as well as equally impressive sunset views. Located just across the street is the Matanzas River, and many of our rentals have balconies facing both east and west. A day at this beach feels like a true escape.
Plan Your Next Saint Augustine Beach Getaway