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Parks and Beaches In and Around St Augustine Beach

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Lakeside Park

2340 A1A So * St Augustine Beach * Fl * 32080

Open: sunrise to sunset

located next to City Hall which has Public Restrooms (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm)

Lakeside Park is home to the Veteran’s Memorial as well as a beautiful sculpture garden. Located on Anahinga Lake, behind the St Augustine Beach City Hall, Lakeside Park is a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch and do a little fishing. The Park is handicapped accessible.  Wheelchairs are able to travel throughout the park and onto the fishing pier.

At the park you will find touchable sculptures that have been donated by local artists. Sculptor Thomas Glover was able to find a home for his amazing artwork and graciously donated many sculptures to the city.

Various special events are held at the park throughout the year.

This park is a MUST SEE and a true gem on the island.


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Ocean Hammock Park

A1A Beach Blvd * St Augustine Beach * Fl * 32080

Open: 6am to 8pm

Ocean Hammock Park is located off A1A-Beach Blvd. This 11.5-acre property was purchased by the City of St Augustine Beach for $5.4 million to protect it from future development and to protect the wildlife that live in the wetland and in the dunes. SAB city residents voted to purchase the property and the city was awarded a $4.5 grant to assist with funding.

There is a parking lot with 18 parking spots and a 1,700 foot long wooden boardwalk that leads to the beach. Follow the boardwalk over the marshland which is home to: cedar trees, live oaks, sea grass, native birds and other wildlife. At Ocean Hammock Park you will see Florida in it’s natural state. A Great walk with a beautiful  beach vista and beach access.


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St Johns County Paw Park At Ron Parker Park

Open: Sunrise to Sunset

PETS WELCOME……..SJC Paw Park  is located next to Ron Parker Park. This off-leash park is fully fenced and has water, benches and is a great place for Fido to run. Owners must be with their dogs while in the park. Please clean up after your pets-it’s the law.


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Ron Parker Memorial Recreation Park

607 Old Beach Rd * St Augustine Beach * Fl  * 32080

Open: Sunrise to 10pm

Public Restrooms

Ron Parker Recreation Park is located on Pope Rd and Old Beach Rd. The park is dedicated to the memory of Deputy Marshall Ronald Parker.

Ronald Parker was a police officer for the St Augustine Beach Police Dept. He was shot and killed in the line of duty at the age of 27 years old on Jan 12, 1975. Deputy Parker served with the St Augustine Police Department for seven years. A memorial for Deputy Marshall Ronald Parker is located beneath the flag.

This recreation area is a staple in the area. It is a great place to picnic or hold a family reunion. At the park you will find playgrounds, swings, basketball courts, tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, a baseball diamond, picnic tables, bathrooms, water fountains and great trees to climb.  The Paw Park for dogs is located right next door.

To learn more about Officer Parker visit his website: OFFICER RON PARKER


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St Augustine Beach Community Garden

Located behind Ron Parker Park  you will find the St Augustine Beach Community Garden. The mission of the Community Garden Group is to organize interested St. Johns County residents into a membership-based group that works together to perform gardening activities and create opportunities for social interaction, while helping to educate the community in gardening and sustainable living. The groups objective is to produce healthy organic food, to lower our carbon footprint, to master the art of gardening through collaborative learning and to promote sustainable living community-wide.

To Learn More Visit: SAB COMMUNITY GARDEN


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Anastasia State Park

300 Park Rd * St Augustine *Fl* 32080 *(904) 461-2033

Open 8am – sundown (call for gate combo if you plan to arrive later)

Public Restrooms

Anastasia State Park is one of Florida’s hidden gems. With more than four miles of untouched, pristine beaches the park is over 1,600 acres.

Along with the beach you will find a tidal salt marsh, a maritime and upland hammock, a full-facility campground with 139 campsites. Restrooms, showers, playground and a gift shop/restaurant can also be found in the park.  Picnic tables under cover and grills are available for your family reunion.

There is a self guided nature trail that takes hikers through a marine-time hammock and ancient sand-dunes. Bird watchers will be amazed at the sights and sounds of the many birds in the area as the island is also a bird sanctuary. Anglers are able to fish the surf or along the tidal marsh. The beach is open to bike riders and a better ride is hardly ever found. Bikes, canoes, kayaks, windsurfers  and paddle boards are available for rent.  This is one of the best beaches to surf in the St Augustine area.

Visit: ANASTASIA STATE PARK


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Splash Park at the St Johns County Pier

Public Restrooms

SPLASH Park is the perfect water park for the tiny tikes.  Enjoy the water jets or the rain showers. Right next to the park is a great playground for the youngsters to  climb, slide and play in the sand with their sand toys. Parents can sit on the picnic tables or park benches and keep an eye on the kids while enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean. This is as stress free as it gets!


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Windswept Acres Park

5385 A1A So * Crescent Beach * Fl * 32080

Public Restrooms

Windswept Acres is a three acre park that lies directly on A1A in Crescent Beach. The park has a fenced in playground, pavilion, picnic tables and fun cement beach “critters” to climb. There are restrooms as well as a water fountain. Windswept Acres is also home to one of the last beach rental motel cottages of the 1950’s. This is a great place to have a party or bring the kids.


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Crescent Beach Park

6930 A1A South / Cubbedge Rd * Crescent Beach * Fl * 32080

Public Restrooms

Crescent Beach Park  is located south of the 206 bridge on A1A. There is drive on beach access as well as a walk over for pedestrians. A parking lot is available at no charge. A covered  pavilion with picnic tables is open to the public. You will also find  restrooms as well as  outside  showers.


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Butler Park East

5860 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Public Restrooms

Butler Park East is located on the Atlantic Ocean. You will find a covered pavilion, Bar-B-Q grills,  parking lot,  restrooms, showers and a beach walk over.


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Butler Park West

399 Riverside Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080

Public Restrooms

Frank Butler Park West is located on the Inner-Coastal Waterway. You will find four covered pavilions with picnic tables available on a first come-first use basis.  Breathtaking views of the marsh and the waterway can also be found.  Cook lunch on one of the many bar-b-q grills available. Sit in the shade of the old oak tree as you watch the boats cruise along the river.  Restrooms with running water are open to the public.  There is a boat ramp and a parking lot. A fishing dock is also open for  public use.


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Fort Matanzas National Monument Beach

Located on the southern most tip of the island off A1A S.

Public Restrooms

This secluded stretch of beach is home to many protected species including: the endangered sea turtle, gopher turtles and the illusive Anastasia Island beach mouse. You will find restrooms, off-beach parking, a dune walkover and beautiful sugar sand. Lifeguards are staffed seasonal. This beach is world renowned for kite-boarding. Matanzas Inlet was important to the history of St Augustine as it was the only way for ships to enter.


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Fort Matanzas National Monument

8635 A1A S, St Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 471-0116

Open 9am to 5:30pm

Public Restrooms

 Fort Matanzas National Monument sits on an island 14 miles south of St. Augustine, Fl. off of State Road A1A.

Built in the 16th century, this stone monument was built as part of the defense system of St. Augustine.  Fighting among French, Spanish, and British took place at this site and in 1565 Spaniard Pedro MenŽndez de AvilŽs executed over 300 captured members of a French Huguenot military expedition sent to colonize Florida. Fort Matanzas was the first watchtower built by the Spanish to warn the town of approaching ships .

Fort Matanzas National Monument  has a  ferry boat to transport visitors to the fort which runs on the half hour. The oak trees in the park are over 150 years old. Bring a lunch and spend a day exploring one of Florida’s most pristine beaches and historic monuments. This is a MUST SEE for visitors to the island.

To lean more visit: FORT MATANZAS NATIONAL MONUMENT


Parking * Vehicle Access * Boat Ramps * Public Restrooms

Public Parking

North to South

(Business & Parks provide off street public parking – Look for the Public Parking sign.)

Vehicle Access (seasonal fee)

North to South

Public Boat Ramp

North to South

Anastasia State Park-(fee to park)

Pope Rd

SJC Pier Park-restrooms

14th St

11th St

10th St-restrooms

8th St

3rd St

A St-restrooms

Ocean Hammock

Mary St

Minni St

Butler Park E  restrooms

Crescent Beach Park  restrooms

Spyglass Parking Lot

Fort Matanzas

A St

Ocean Trace Rd

Dondanville Rd

Matanzas Ave

Mary St

Crescent Beach Ramp

Fort Matanzas

Lighthouse Park

Green Rd

Frank Butler Park West

Palmetto Rd

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