What to Do on St. Augustine Beach
Centuries of history along with an extensive list of attractions is often what beckons travelers to St Augustine. But, a trip to St. Augustine Beach is also guaranteed to fill your day with making memories and fun. Luckily, St. Augustine Beach is just a few miles from Historic Downtown. It’s white powdery sand and refreshing ocean water are a perfect outlet for escaping historical lessons and architectural findings for a few hours. Additionally, there are plenty of sand-bound things to do, activities out of the sun, and restaurants that parallel the beach’s shore.
St. Augustine Beach Activities
One of the most popular things to do at St. Augustine Beach is visiting the Ocean Pier. The fee to walk the pier is $1.00 and the fishing fee is $3.00. Set up your fishing gear or lunch on a shaded bench while you take in views of the beach and ocean, you may even see a dolphin or two. On Wednesdays from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm, the pier is a venue for a locally-sourced market called “Wednesday Farmers and Craft Market.” The market sells everything from produce to jewelry to baked goods and handmade items.
After you visit the pier, visit St. Augustine Beach’s other beach-goer favorites. If you need to cool off, head to the Splash Park and dip your toes in the water or take a seat at a shaded picnic table. Or, head to the volleyball courts for a friendly ball game. Additionally, St. Augustine Beach has driving ramp access on A Street, Ocean Trace Road, Matanzas Avenue, and Mary Street. Most St. Augustine beaches are reserved for 4×4 drivers; however, they do allow 2-wheel drive vehicles on this beach. If you are in a 2-wheeler car, we suggest you stay away from the sand dunes!
Activities on A1A Beach Boulevard
Parallel from St. Augustine Beach is A1A Beach Boulevard, a street mixed with residential homes, local restaurants and boutiques. It’s an ideal spot to take a break from sunshine and waves for an hour or two. Browse small shops like Sunshine Shop or Island Beachwear for souvenirs, beach apparel or a new pair of sunglasses!
After shopping, head south for a long-standing beach day tradition; miniature golf at Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf. The miniature golf course on St. Augustine Beach has an incredible oceanfront location. Throughout the course are 8 giant waterfalls, a 65-ft Spanish ship replica, and a mountaintop gazebo from which you can see the Atlantic Ocean. Afterward, stick around for a treat at their onsite ice cream shop.
Now that you’ve taken a break from St. Augustine Beach’s sandy white shores, it’s time to head back in style with Tours by the Sea – a Segway to offbeat adventures. Hop on your Segway (led by an expert guide), and cruise along St. Augustine Beach while you learn about its diverse eco-systems and marine life. Segway’s travel up to 12.5 mph, they are safe, easy to get the hang of, and kid-friendly. A great vessel for exploring St. Augustine Beach that is fun for the entire family.
Be sure to stick around for dinner, nearly 20 restaurants reside within this two-mile stretch. You’ll find several open-air seafood joints like the Beachcomber and Salt Life Food Shack; local dive’s with live music like Cafe Eleven and World Famous Oasis; quirky Mexican-inspired diners like A1A Burrito and Playa Chacmool. Many of the restaurants, bars, and cafes on St. Augustine Beach turn into nightlife destinations once the sun goes down. Enjoy live music, snacks, and chitchatting with the locals!
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