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Guide to History and Community Events, Interactive Map in St. Augustine, Florida
 
St. Augustine, Florida

The Beach on Anastasia Island is a unique and welcoming community of approximately 3,657 people, 2562 families. It's territory is comprised of 4.905 square kilometers bordered on the west by the Intracoastal waterway, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The weather is sunny and breezy at a latitude and longitude of 29.84 N and 81.27 W. Highway A1A runs the entire length of St. Augustine Beach. If you've dreamed of driving a convertible along a palm-tree lined boulevard, having shrimp on the deck of an ocean-front restaurant, walking along miles of beaches and diving into the waves, then St. Augustine Beach is the destination for you. Beach rules are simple: alcohol is prohibited, pets must be on a leash, glass containers are prohibited, and launching personal watercraft from the beach is not allowed. What is allowed is sunbathing, swimming, surfing, kite flying, picnicking, laughing, smiling, beach volleyball, making friends, wading, and did we mention smiling? Driving on the beach requires a beach pass which is available for $4 per day, or $20 for the season.

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City of St. Augustine Beach

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Beach Gardening

Birdwatching

The Turtle Patrol
The Sunshine Bus Company
Public Street Corner Bus Service for only $1.00
No Reservations Required

St. Johns County
Index of Departments and Services

US Post Office
378 A1A Beach Blvd.

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The best crime prevention tool is a good neighbor! This joint effort between neighbors and the police department is called Neighborhood Watch!

For more information on Neighborhood Watch, Home Security Surveys, Crime Prevention, or Community Oriented Policing, contact Officer Tim Evans, at the St. Augustine Beach Police Department at 471-3600. Or click here!
Lots of exciting things are taking place at the beach.
Click here for upcoming events, workshops and general beach news!

Local Parks and Recreation Areas

The Anastasia State Park Recreation Area, off A1A on Anastasia Island is a protected bird sanctuary with 1,700 acres of ancient oaks, sweeping sand dunes, 5 miles of beach and rich tidal marshes. Camping, picnicking, boating, nature trails, fishing, swimming and wind surfing are all enjoyed in this natural preserve.
Butler Beach, steeped in African-American history, is named in honor of Frank B. Butler, a leading black businessman in St. Johns County during the 20th Century. A scenic shoreline and great picnic facilities complement the area located on scenic Highway A1A just south of the Mary Street Ramp. The park also extends to the west side of A1A offering picnic areas and a beautiful view of the intracoastal waterway.
Fort Matanzas is located on a barrier island and is home to Fort Matanzas National Monument (1742). It also serves as a haven for several endangered species. Palmetto, magnolia, and wild oak thrive in the area. The pristine shoreline makes this a popular site for swimming and fishing. Grills, restrooms and showers are available.
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum consists of the beautiful St. Augustine Light, and the Lighthouse Keepers house and museum. The Lighthouse is available for tours up its winding staircase and the Lighthouse Keepers house presents information about the building of the light, the history of the area, the lives of the Lighthouse Keepers, and historical and geographical information about lighthouses around the nation.
Washington Oaks State Gardens, located south of Crescent Beach on Highway A1A, welcomes visitors and locals alike to its shaded walkways, koi ponds, butterfly gardens and rose garden.
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