Saint Augustine Beach lies on Anastasia Island just off the coast of Saint Augustine. To get to Anastasia Island you must cross the historic Bridge of Lions from St Augustine, one of the most beautiful and historical bridges in the United States.
Located about 5 miles from St Augustine, the City of St Augustine Beach is its own city, renowned for its wide, white sandy beaches. It truly houses some of the greatest beaches in Florida. With its close proximity to St Augustine Saint Augustine Beach also allows visitors to experience all the historical heritage of this colonial city while staying in the fresh clean beach air of the city of St Augustine Beach.
Among the other attractions you will find near Saint Augustine Beach is the Oldest House Museum. This house is said to be the oldest house in the entire United States. It is a fascinating historical site unlike any you will be able to find anywhere in the United States.
You can also visit the St Augustine Alligator Farm only a few miles from Saint Augustine Beach. The St Augustine Alligator Farm is fun for the whole family. There are lots of great animals to see here: alligators, birds, even Galapagos tortoises. Unlike many other such places all of the viewing areas use large glass panels that go from the ground up, so even the little ones will be able to see all of the animals.
But the real attraction of the city of St Augustine Beach is of course the beaches themselves. The beaches are well maintained and are right on the Atlantic Ocean for plenty of beaching fun. You can bring the whole family down to enjoy the fun of Saint Augustine Beach. If you find that you are looking for even more beaches in the area you will not be disappointed. Saint Augustine Beach is not to far from both Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach as well.
On Anastasia Island you will also find Anastasia Island State Park. The beaches in Anastasia Island State Park are even better taken care of than the public beaches of Saint Augustine Beach. You do have to pay to get into the park but the cost is only $3.
Along with other pleasures of the beach there is an islet at Anastasia Island State Park where you can join in on other water sports such as kayaking and windsurfing.
For campers wanting to come and stay at Anastasia Island State Park near Saint Augustine Beach you will need to bring your own tent or RV. There are no cabins available here. There is also an extra fee required for those coming to stay here to camp. However it can be a great way to experience the natural beauty of Anastasia Island while keeping close proximity to all of the beaches.
The city of St Augustine Beach is a lovely place to visit. Tourists in the area can escape staying in actual St. Augustine while still having easy access to all of the history and heritage that the city has to offer. Saint Augustine Beach also has some of the best beaches in the state of Florida, and the beaches of Anastasia Island State Park are even better.