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Health and Fitness In and Around St Augustine Beach

Bike the Beach

Bike St Augustine Beach

BIKE: Our bike friendly city has put in place miles and miles of dedicated bike paths. A trip to the grocery store, the library or a local restaurant can all be had safely and easily by bike. The terrain is flat and most major roads are marked for bikes making your journey quite pleasant.  A bike ride through Anastasia State Park and onto the automobile free beach will bring you as close to nature as you can get.  With the dunes to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east it is a best-loved bike ride for every local bike rider in town.  Rent a bike at: The Pit Surf Shop, Abbey Road, Anastasia State Park

Learn about Cycling in St Augustine with a visit to the VELO FEST web site.


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Surf St Augustine Beach

The Pit Surf Shop
18 A St, St Augustine Beach, FL 32080
(904) 471-4700

Hours: Sunday through Saturday 9am to 8pm

SURF LESSONS & SURF CAMP

The waves in NE Florida are perfect for both the experienced as well as the new-wave surfer. With the morning sun in your face many a surfer will paddle out before school or work just to experience the rush of riding the wave. St Augustine is home to Flagler College and is close to the University of Gainsville which are both home to  huge surfing populations. May through July is usually the flattest time of year but the water temp can be a delightful 70’s to 80’s. A long-board works best to catch the waves. A welcome  cold front in May or a ” northeastern storm” may bring up the swells. With the hurricane season in late summer/ fall  the southern cold-front  brings bigger and longer swells which are truly the surfers friend.  The surf temperature drops to almost 70/60 degrees in winter and a wet suit is standard fair. A windy spring bring additional swells and a lookout for summer. St Augustine Beach is home to numerous surf tournaments as well as summer surf camps. There is no better way to spend a morning than to watch the surfers ride the waves!  St Augustine has many local surf shops where you can purchase or rent a board.

Visit: THE PIT SURF SHOP


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Stand Up Paddle

3930 A1A South, Saint Augustine Beach, Florida 32080

(904) 461-9415

Hours: Mon through Fri 10am to 6pm / Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm

Adventure is just steps away from the beach at Ocean Extreme Sports.  Located next to the St Augustine Beach ramp on A1A Ocean Extreme Sports is there to assist you with all your boarding needs.  If you are looking for SUP look no further than Ocean Extreme Sports. You can rent equipment  by the day or by the week so if you are visiting for vacation you will be boarding like a pro by the time you leave. Check in with the awesome staff at OES and they will hook you up with lessons to start you out.  With lessons for all experience levels, tours and a full supply of SUP, surfing and kite supplies fun is just around the corner.

The US Coast Guard classify Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) as vessels so always wear a personal flotation devise when enjoying this sport. SUP is a full body workout and has become a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. It is a relaxing way to see the sights. During the summer months  you will often see SUP boarders along the beach. The calm summer ocean is a perfect place to SUP. Anastasia State Park’s tidal marsh- Salt Run is is a spectacular place to SUP for both the beginner as well as the advanced. If it is waves you are after, hit the ocean and ride the surf…if it is calm water paddle out in beautiful Salt Run or on the inner-coastal waterway. You will find both in St Augustine Beach.

Visit: Ocean Extreme Sports


 

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Glide St Augustine Beach

Segway Tours By The Sea

720 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080
(904) 460-2987 / (904) 392-7698

Call For Tour Times /  Reservations Required

Tours by the Sea offer you a chance to glide along one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida.  No special skills are needed and with a little practice, the Segway will soon feel like an extension of your body and soon you will see that the Segway does the balancing for you.

Gliding along the beach is the perfect place to ride. With miles and miles of smooth, flat sand there is no need to worry about traffic congestion, stop lights or curbs.  If you are looking for a new activity that is fun, exciting and memorable, look no further that Tours By The Sea.

You’ll be glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and onto a Segway!

VISIT: TOURS BY THE SEA

 


 

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Kiteboarding The Beach

Ocean Extreme Sports

For all your Kiteboards /SUP / Surfboard supplies

3930 A1A South, Saint Augustine Beach, Florida 32080

(904) 461-9415

You will find no better place in the county to Kiteboard than St Augustine.  The Matanzas Inlet is world renown for Kiteboarders.   Strap on the harness and let the wind take you into another world.  Catch the wind and cruise along the shore and jump the waves higher than the birds.  Ocean Extreme Sports also carries many well known kiteboarding brands and trainer kites such as Airush, Axis, Best, Blade, Caution, CrazyFly, Shinn, Slingshot to name a few. They also stock and a full array of replacement bladders & valves and kite repair kits. Whatever your Kiteboarding needs are OES is the place to go.  Order yours today at Ocean Extreme Sports!

Visit: Ocean Extreme Sports


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Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.  St Augustine Beach and the surrounding areas is home to many geocach treasures.   There are eight steps to play the game.

Visit:GEOCACHING to learn more


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Hike St Augustine Beach

St Augustine Beach is surrounded by many beautiful trails you can hike and places to get back to nature. Anastasia State Park is home to the Ancient Dunes Trail where the ancient people thrived on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Hike where the  Timucia Tribes walked the trails and explored the waters in their canoes. Walk where the Spanish explorer first set foot on this new land and where battles were fought and massacre happened.

The Fort Matanzas Trails  is steeped in history. In early 1560’s France established a foothold in Florida, when Jean Ribault claiming the land for France came to this spot, now known as Matanzas – the Spanish word for massacre. Pedro Menendez de Aviles established St. Augustine and claimed the land for Spain. A battle ensued  and Pedro Menendez de Aviles and his men executed  French shipwreck survivors on these sands.

South of Marineland you will find the GTM (Guana River and the Tolomato River Preserve) the extensive trail system at GTM Reserve is open to biking and hiking for people of all ages and abilities.  A truly beautiful jaunt is waundering through the natural hammock and trails at Washington Oaks Garden State Park. For a truly relaxing and stress free exercise walk the miles and miles of beaches.

Forget your troubles and enjoy the sand between your toes and play tag with the waves. Become a kid again in St Augustine Beach!

Visit: FLORIDA HIKE ST AUGUSTINE 


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Ancient City Road Runners

Ancient City Road Runners began in 1982 when runners saw a need for a running club. The runners meet several times a week during the week.  The objective of the club is to promote and encourage long distance running and to educate the public on the benefits of running. Join the runners of all ages as they cruise the streets of St Augustine Beach.

Visit: ANCIENT CITY ROAD RUNNERS CLUB


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Local YMCA

Our local YMCA is located at 500 Pope Rd.  phone:  (904) 471-9622. The Y  is open Monday through Sunday. There is an outside pool as well as exercise rooms for adults and a kids zone. The mission of the Y is to bring families together, encourage good health and foster connections through sports, fitness and fun and increase social responsibility.  For more information call; (904) 471-9622


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Skateboard at the Beach

St Augustine Beach is home to many skateboard enthusiasts.   You will find a safe path to skate on Pope Rd which will take you from A1A all the way to the beach. Mickler Rd also has a safe path and runs from Pope Rd to A St. Hamilton Upchurch Skate Park is located on Anastasia Blvd North of Anastasia State Park Entrance. Constructed of cement, the park has ½ pipes, rails, ledges, and banks and is open to all youth. All skaters must wear a helmet and if under 18 a waiver of liability form must be on file.

For more skate park information call, (904) 829-3555


Anastasia Billiard Room Pool

Billiards / Pool / Darts

Anastasia Billiard Room
1957 A1A South, St Augustine Beach, Fl 32080
Anastasia Square corner of 312 and A1A South
(904) 461-9224

Hours: Monday through Saturday 1pm to 2am / Sunday 2pm to 2am

Located in the Anastasia Square Shopping Complex, Anastasia Billiard Room provides both visitors as well as local billiard enthusiasts a place to go and enjoy the game.Anastasia Billiard Room is equipped with over eight professional pocket billiard “pool” tables as well as coin-operated tables.

It is fun enough for the average player yet serious enough for the pro. Rack “em up” and play classic 8-ball with friends or join our UPA  league.  Hit the bulls-eye at our new professional dart section.  With the special lighting, come on in and find your own style, relax your fingers and throw.

If it is “old school” you are after our Foosball Tables will surly take you back to “the day.” Listen to our state of the art jukebox as you twist those handles and shoot for a GOAL!

Visit:Anastasia Billiard Room


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Bowling

Anastasia Lanes is located 3245 A1A South in St Augustine Beach-just north of Publix.  Anastasia Lanes offers open bowling, leagues or just a fun place to go hang out and have a beer. Hours:Mon: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am, Tue – Wed: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Thu: 10:00 am – 12:00 am, Fri: 10:00 am – 1:00 am, Sat: 10:00 pm – 1:00 am, Sun: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm


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Total Healthy Experience

5543 A1A So Suit 102 , St Augustine, Fl 32080

(904) 342-8100

T.H.E. Fit Club offers the best gym, group fitness classes, mixed martial arts as well as personal training in the area. You will get results without crowed exercise floors in a fun and non-intimidating environment.

The F.I.T. Club is here to help you improve your life through fitness regardless of your age, gender or fitness level. They will assist you in defining your fitness goals and develop an exercise program that fits your lifestyle. T.H.E. Fit Club empowers clients to reach their fitness goals and become all that you were meant to be!

Visit:  THE FIT CLUB


Rent All You Need To Have Fun At  The  Beach

Surf & Body Boards / SUP

Ocean Extreme Sports

The Pit Surf Shop

Surf Station

Aqua East Surf Shop

Anastasia State Park

Umbrellas & Chairs

The Pit Surf Shop

Anastasia State Park

Bikes

The Pit Surf Shop

A1A Cycle

Anastasia State Park

 Kites, Kayaks &

Windsurfing

Ocean Extreme Sports

The Pit Surf Shop

Anastasia State Park

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