Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

We are continuing to update this article as we receive notifications of cancellations or temporary closures from local government officials or businesses.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for St. Augustine:

    March 25, 2020.

    On March 25, the City of St. Augustine cancelled all permitted events, festivals, and large gatherings through May 8, 2020. 

    On March 23, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 2020-80, requiring all who fly into Florida from the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) to isolate or quarantine themselves for a period of 14 days.

    This article contains up-to-date information about what's open and what's closed in the St. Augustine area. We are continuing to update this information as we receive notifications of openings, closings, and cancellations by businesses, event organizers, and local and state government officials.

    While we try hard to maintain accuracy in these lists of open and closed businesses, things are happening fast, and we recommend you always call ahead to confirm.

    For information about precautions and healthcare recommendations in general about the Coronavirus emergency, visit the Center for Disease Control website.

    There is no fee to park in city lots and spaces. There is a $15.00 daily fee to park in the city garage.

    While travel is discouraged, for now, dreaming is not.

    We at VistStAugustine are working from home and look forward to answering your questions about your future visit to the Historic City of St. Augustine.

    Here are some quick links to take you to the information you're looking for within this article:



    (Updated March 29 at  10:00 a.m.)

    Restaurants, Pubs & Bars

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on March 17 that all nightclubs and bars in the state would be closed for 30 days, and prohibited restaurants from serving food or alcohol on-premises.  Restaurant kitchens may still provide takeout or delivery if they wish.

    We are working hard to keep this list up-to-date, but strongly suggest you call before expecting any restaurant to have takeout or delivery available.

    • Amici's Italian Restaurant, 1915 A1A South — Call (904) 461-0102 for take-out, curbside pick-up. Open Tuesday - Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. (As of March 27)
    • Anastasia Diner, 1770 A1A South. --- Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.  Takeout available via phone (904-461-0969) and online ordering. They now offer delivery. (As of March 20 at 8:00 a.m.)
    • Ann O'Malley's, 23 Orange Street --- (904) 825-4040. Beginning Tuesday, March 31 they will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with porch pick-up or delivery within 5 miles. They wil offer their full menu and are taking orders in advance for daily specials of two or three prepared meals and sides to be reheated at home. See Facebook for daily dinner specials.
    • Ayara Thai & Sushi Cuisines, 140 San Marco Avenue — Open for take-out and are offering free delivery within 5 miles for orders of $20.00 or more. (As of March 21 at 3:00 p.m)
    • Back 40 Urban Cafe, 40 South Dixie Highway and Back 40 A1A, 6101 A1A South —  Open for take-out, with 20% off food. Guests may choose to eat their take-out on the deck. (As of March 21, at 11:00 a.m.)
    • Bantam Chef, 34 Granada St. — Open for take-out and curbside delivery, call-in orders and Uber Eats available. (904) 770-2990. (As of March 21 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • Barley Republic Irish Pub, 48 Spanish Street. — Open 5 to 10 p.m. for to-go orders, family meals, and specials on bottled drinks. (904) 547-2023 See their website or Facebook for menus.
    • Beachcomber Restaurant, 2 A St. — Open for takeout of food, beer, and wine. Hours are from 11 a. m to 8 p.m. daily. Call or come in to place orders (904) 471-3744. (as of 3/22)
    • Black Molly Grill, at Cobblestone. Open March 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with drive-up carry-out service. Call (904)547-2723.  Adding afternoon hours, beginning 3/22/20 when they will be open from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m., again with drive-up and carry-out service. (as of March 21 1:00 p.m.)
    • Burger Buckets, 3 Cordova Street —  Open for carry-out with curbside service. Call them to order and pay. They will walk the meal out to your car.
    • Carmelo's Pizzeria, 143 King St. — Open for takeout (3/22).
    • Cap's on the Water, 4325 Myrtle Street — Open for take-out and delivery, Monday- Friday from 4 to 8 p.m, and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. For orders, they offer three numbers: 824-8794, 819-8190, or 824-5800. 
    • Cheba Hut "Toasted" Sub, 604 Anastasia Avenue — Open for pick-up and delivery. Order online or call (904) 429-7465
    • Coffeeosity Shop, 210-C3 St. George Street —  No information (As of March 20 at 11:00 a.m.)
    • Commander's Shellfish Camp, 7579 S A1A --- (904) 615-1122 Open Wednesday - Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for take-out only
    • Connolly's Shore Grill, 4320 A1A South —  (904) 687-2224 Open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily for curbside/take-out only. Breakfast served all day. Lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. (As of March 26 at 8:00 a.m.)
    • Crave Food Truck, 134 Riberia Street --- Open normal hours. Now offering local produce, with advance order, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. See their Facebook or Instagram Page for more information. (904) 293-6373. (As of March 23 at 8:00 a.m.)
    • Creekside Dinery,160 Nix Boatyard Road —  Offering takeout specials with curbside pick up available. (As of March 21 at 11:00 a.m.)
    • D'Aleo Italian Deli at Lewis Point Plaza — Open regular hours. They will provide curbside delivery for orders that are called in ahead of time. (As of March 20 at 9:00 a.m.)
    • Dick's Wings and Grill, 410 US 1 South — Open normal hours for carry-out and for delivery through BiteSquad, UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash. (As of March 21 at 1:00 p.m.)
    • Donut Experiment, 117 King Street. — Open normal hours for to-go. (As of March 18 at 2:00 p.m.)
    • Drake's Deli, 138 San Marco and Drake's Bistro, 237 San Marco — Both locations are open for to-go orders.
    • Five Star Pizza, 987 South Ponce de Leon Blvd. — Open normal hours for takeout or delivery only.
    • Floridian Restaurant, 72 Spanish Street — Open 12:00 p.m. until close. (No later than  8:00 p.m.; it may be earlier as it depends on the orders.)  Go to their website for online ordering and menus.  Curbside pickup and to-go only. Family-style meals offered to start at $20.00 for two people. (As of March 21 at 1:00 p.m.) Also selling gift cards for which 50% of the cost of the card will go to their employees' fund, to help them in this time of lost wages. (904) 829-0655
    • Gas Full-Service Restaurant, 9 Anastasia Blvd. Open with to-go, curbside, and delivery. Tuesday - Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 8:00 p.m.  Order from their online lunch menu on their website.
    • Gelata Poppin', 4255 A1A South — Brand new restaurant. Open Friday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. All breakfast and treats are now available as take-out and to-go.
    • Georgie's Diner, 100 Malaga Street — Open for take-out and curbside service. (As of March 21 at 11:00 a.m.)
    • Green Papaya Restaurant, 841 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Offering delivery and pick-up only. (As of March 18 at 2:00 p.m.) See their website or call (904) 516-8888.
    • Gypsy Cab Company, 828 Anastasia Blvd. — Open for carry-out or curbside service only. (As of March 21 at 2:00 p.m.)
    • Hurricane Grill and Wings, 4255 A1A South --- (904) 471-7120 Open for take-out from 12 - 9 p.m.
    • Hurricane Patty's, 69 Lewis Blvd at River's Edge Marina —  Open for take-out and delivery only. Free delivery through Uber Eats. See Hurricane Patty's menu online. Order online or call (904) 342-7338. Also have gift cards available online. (As of March 21 at 2:00 p.m.)
    • Kookaburra Beach, 647 A1A  --- Open daily with a full menu from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Kookaburra Dondanville, 4265 A1A South ---(904) 209-9391 Open daily with a full menu from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Kookaburra Historic St. Augustine, 24 Cathedral Place --- (904) 209-9391 Open daily 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a full menu.
    • Kookaburra US 1 --- (904) 209-9391 Open daily with a full menu from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • La Herencia Cafe, 4 Aviles Street — Open for take-out and delivery. Tuesday - Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 8:00 p.m.
    • Llama Restaurant, 415 Anastasia Blvd. — Open for takeout with curbside pickup as of 3/22.
    • Mack's Tenders, 100-2 Gate Way Circle, St. Johns, 32259 — Open for takeout as of 3/22.
    • Mango Mango's, 700 A1A Beach Blvd. —  (904) 461-1077 Open for takeout (3/22).
    • Maple Street Biscuit Company, 39 Cordova St. — Open for takeout (as of 5/22). Also, have some grocery items for sale.
    • Marble Slab Creamery, 1053 A1A Beach Blvd. --- (904) 461-3536 Open Normal Hours
    • Mary's Harbor View Cafe, 16 Avenida Menendez, Suite A — Open for takeout via phone (904.825.0193) and curbside service. (3/22)
    • Mayday Ice Cream, 100 St. George St., Suite J — Open as of 3/22.
    • Mayday Ice Cream, 1835 US-1, Suite 127 (Marshall's Plaza near 312 inter-section) — Open as of 3/22.
    • Michael's, 25 Cuna Street --- Curbside to-go family dinners. See their website for a menu. Must order prior to 5:00 p.m. Open Sunday and Tuesday - Saturday. (904) 810-2400
    • Ned's Southside Kitchen, 2450 U.S. Highway 1 S. — Drive-through open with full menu through 3/21. On 3/23 they will open for breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and for a limited menu of their most popular dishes from 11:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. Lunch and dinner can be ordered online for drive-through pick up. See their website or call (904) 794-2088. (As of March 21 at 1:00 p.m.)
    • Nonna's Trattoria, 2 Aviles Street — Open daily from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. for curbside carryout. (As of March 25 at 5:00 p.m.)
    • Old City Subs, North and South — Open regular hours for take-out and delivery. Call (904) 794-2070. (As of March 21)
    • One Twenty-Three Burger House, 123 King St. — open for takeout (as of 3/22)
    • Playa Chocmool, 105 D Street — Open for take-out, curbside to-go, and delivery; Tuesday - Saturday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Sunday from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. They are closed on Monday. They offer free delivery for a minimum $20.00 order at a maximum of a 5-mile radius. Call (904) 471-1131. (As of March 21 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • Preserved Restaurant, 102 Bridge Street — Open from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for to-go only with a special supper menu, available on their website. Call (904) 679-4940 to place orders. (As of March 21 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • Purple Olive Bistro, 4255 A1A, —  Open Tuesday through Saturday for curbside take-out and delivery, only. See the menu online and call (904) 461-1250 to place the order. Full menu and beer and wine, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free delivery from Davis Shores to Marineland (As of March 21 at 3:10 p.m.)
    • Redfrog & McToad's, 5545 A1A South --- (904) 814-8430 Open 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with most of their menu available for take-out only.
    • Red Lobster, 100 S.R. 312, West — Open with online ordering for to-go, delivery, and curbside pick up. Call (904) 823-3375. (As of March 21 at 11:00 a.m.)
    • Reef Restaurant, 4100 Coastal Highway —  Open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for takeout, with a special menu, including family meals for 4-8 people. (As of March 21 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • Romano's Family Restaurant, 4010 U.S. — Open for take-out and delivery, including beer and wine. (As of March 21 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • Saltwater Cowboys, 299 Dondanville Rd. — Open 7 days a week from 5 to 9 p.m. Offering several new specials. (As of March 21 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • Schmagel's Bagels, 69 Hypolita St. — Open for takeout. (5/22)
    • Schooner's Seafood House, 3560 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. — Open for call-ahead curbside service, Monday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (As of March 25 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • Sea Oats Caffe, 1075 A1A Beach Blvd. — (9040 471-7350 Open normal hours 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and happily preparing to-go orders. (As of March 21 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • Sonny's Bar-B-Que South, on 1720 U.S. One. — Serving meals for take-out and curbside delivery from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (As of March 21 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • South-a-Philly Steaks and Hoagies, 1 King Street --- (904) 824-0666 Open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Open from 11:00 a.m. until business slows down on Friday and Saturday. Full menu available for take-out. 
    • South and Sonny's Barb-B-Que: I-95, 2720 SR 16. — Serving meals for take-out and curbside delivery from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (As of March 21 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • St. Augustine Coffee House, 6 St. George Street --- Open for takeout from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (904) 819-1644 (As of March 23 at 8:00 a.m.)
    • St. Augie's Pizza, 115 King Street — Open for takeout. They are open Tuesday - Thursday pus Sunday 12-9 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday at 12-10 p.m. They are closed on Monday. (As of March 25 at 3:00 p.m.)
    • St. Mary's Seafood and More, Wold Golf Village at 705 Horton's Terrace — Open for curbside delivery only, with a special menu including family-style meals. 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday - Sunday. (904) 547-2578 (As of March 24, at 1:40 p.m.)
    • Sushi Zento and Grill, 1061 A1A Beach Blvd. --- (904) 495-7280  Now open for take-out (as of March 27) including bottled beer and wine. 
    • The Press, 525 FL-16. — Drive-through and pick-up for to-go orders. Now offering family-style meals.. (As of March 24)
    • The Spot Cafe, 4508 US 1 North –  Open for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery, seven days a week. On Sunda and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Now offering family-style meals. (As of 1:30 p.m. on March 25.)
    • The Village Garden Food Truck Park, located where 312 meets A1A on Anastasia — All food trucks and Good Karma Cafe are open for takeout from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and offer delivery through Door Dash and BITESQUAD. (As of March 21 at 2:00 p.m.)
    • Uptown Swinery, 45 San Marco — Offering a limited menu for curbside pick-up and Bite Squad delivery only. Thursday - Saturday until 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (As of March 25 at 3:00 p.m)
    • Viola's Pizza, Pasta, & Seafood, 6149 A1A South — (904) 471-2981 Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for curbside pickup. Offering delivery from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. (As of March 25 at 3:00 p.m.)

    Open Attractions

    • Bodies Human, 162 San Marco — Open three days a week, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
    • Escape U, 525 SR 16 —  Open normal hours. On Monday -Thursday, groups must book at least 2 hours in advance. They are operating normally on Friday - Saturday  (As of March 25, at 1:00 p.m.)
    • Old Town Cycle Cruise, 250 Vilano Road — Open normal business hours.
    • San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street — Open during normal business hours.
    • St. Augustine Distillery, 112 Riberia Street — Are remaining open with reduced tour size and other safeguards in place.
    • St. Augustine Eco Tours, 111 Avenida Menendez — Open and operating as usual.
    • St. Augustine Sailing, 3076 Harbor Drive — Open for business.
    • St. Augustine Wild Animal Reserve. — Open for business. Go to their website for hours, tickets, and location. (as of March 21, at 11:00 a.m.)

    Open Parks & Recreation

    Open Places to Stay

    Open Tours and Services

    Open Stores and Shops 

    (Please understand that more and more stores are closing as the restrictions have been pushed out to May 8, 2020. Do call in advance, or check their websites to see whether your favorite stores have an online portal.)

    • Artsy Abode, 41 King Street — Open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (As of March 18 at 2:30 p.m.)
    • Bath Junkie, 62 Spanish List — Open regular hours. (As of March 18, 2:00 p.m.)
    • Bob's Bait and Tackle, 6805 US 1 South — Open for business at normal hours. (As of March 19 at 9:00 a.m.)
    • Carrera Wine Cellar, 35 San Marco. Open Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. Guests may shop inside or order ahead for curbside delivery. (As of March 21 at 12:30 p.m.)
    • Chop Shop, 600 Anastasia Blvd. — Open regular hours.
    • City Gates Spirits — Open for curb-side pickup, with a "buy 2 bottles, get 1 free" offer. Call (904) 454-8006 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.  to place your order, Pick it up between 3 and 6 p.m. in the pull-through intersection between Orange and S. Castillo. Please have your ID ready at the pickup!
    • Coconut Barrel, 3175 US 1 South — Open Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.(As of March 27 at 4:00 p.m.)
    • Fresh Market Island, 110 A Anastasia Blvd. — Open normal hours.
    • Gifted Cork, 64 Hypolita Street — The shop is open, selling gifts and cheese but not wine. Cheeses are 25% off.
    • Hyppo Pops, 70 St. George Street — Open normal hours. Can call and order pops to go.
    • High Tide Gallery, 850 Anastasia Blvd. — Open regular hours. (As of March 18 at 2:00 p.m.)
    • Kind Walking, 2 St. George Street — Open regular hours.
    • Nice Find Thriftique, 9 South Dixie Highway — Open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday. The Nice Find Fix It Shop is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday.
    • Old City Cigars, 123 St. George Street — Open from 10:00 am to 7:00 p.m. Sunday- Monday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. (As of March 18 at 2:00 p.m.)
    • Olde Towne Toys, 300 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd. — Open regular hours.
    • Pink Pineapple Boutique, 168 State Road 312 — Open regular hours, Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. (As of March 19 at 8:00 a.m.)
    • Smokers Depot, 20 Hypolita Street — Open regular hours. (As of March 18 at 2:30 p.m.)
    • Spanish Main Antiques, 1080 Ponce de Leon Blvd. — Open normal hours. (As of March 18 at 2:30 p.m.)
    • Spice and Tea Exchange, 59 Hypolita — Open for business. 10% off for all locals, curbside pick up for phone orders. 
    • Stubbees, 92 Charlotte Street — Open regular hours, pick-up available.

    If you would like us to include your restaurant, event, attraction, or other business in this list of what's open and closed, please send an email here with the details.



    (Updated March 28 at 6:30 p.m.)


    Closed Beaches

    As of Sunday, March 29 at 6:00 a.m. all beaches in St. Johns County will be closed until further notice. 


    Closed Restaurants, Pubs & Bars

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that starting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, all nightclubs and bars in the state will be closed for 30 days. As of Friday, March 20, the Governor has prohibited all restaurants from serving food or alcohol on premises. Restaurant kitchens may provide food for takeout or pickup, if they choose. Here are the restaurants that have suspended all operations:

    Cancelled and Postponed Festivals & Events:

    • Celtic Heritage and Music Festival — Cancelled
    • St. Patrick's Day Parade — Cancelled
    • Lions Seafood Festival — Cancelled
    • Rhythm & Ribs Music Festival — Postponed until November 2020
    • Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall — ALL events from March 14 through April 17, 2020, and several more through the end of April and into May, have been cancelled or rescheduled. Visit our calendar to check the status of individual concerts. Tickets purchased for the original show will be honored for the rescheduled date. For additional information, including refund inquiries, please visit their websites: The and
    • St Augustine Race Week — Postponed to a date to be announced later.
    • The Players Championship has been cancelled after one day of competition. Ticket refunds are being offered, and more information is available here.
    • St. Johns County facilities — All events and special programs at St. Johns County facilities have been cancelled. This includes events at all County parks, the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, the St. Johns County Agriculture Center, and the St. Johns Golf Club. Many parks remain open, but all special programs are cancelled.
    • State of Florida parks — All events and special programs at State of Florida parks have been cancelled. Most of the parks themselves remain open (on a limited schedule, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only), but all special programs are cancelled.
    • National Parks — All events and special programs at The Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas have been cancelled.
    • GTM Reserve — all events and special programs scheduled between now and April 30, 2020, are cancelled.
    • Our Time - Celebrating Women at Corazon Cinema, 36 Grenada Street — Postponed upcoming performances
    • The First Coast Opera has cancelled performances of "The Little Prince" scheduled for March 21-22
    • The Tonight Show, taped at the Corazon Cinema, has cancelled the remainder of their season. The shows to have been held on March 17th, 24th, and 31st have been cancelled.
    • The Gamble Rogers Music Festival, Colonial Oak Music Park — Scheduled for May 1 – 3, 2020 postponed.
    • 5th Annual Boot Scootin' BBQ and ink! Fundraiser has been postponed.
    • The St. Augustine Concert Band Spring Concert has been cancelled.
    • Walk MS on March 28: The event is cancelled, but virtual participation in fundraising remains active.
    • St. Ambrose 2020 Spring Fair has been postponed.
    • Florida's Birding and Photo Festival has been cancelled.
    • Romanza Festivale, 2020 — Cancelled

    Closed Attractions, Museums, and Tour Services:

    As of March 17, the City of St. Augustine has suspended for 15 days all operations by Old Town Trolley Tours and Ripley's Red Trains. The City has also suspended all private social events and gatherings, such as weddings and large parties, according to the recommendations of the CDC regarding social distancing.

    Closed Beaches / Parks & Recreation

    • Florida State Parks in St. Johns County: Anastasia State Park, Faver-Dykes State Park, and Fort Mose Historic State Park — The DEP closed all Florida State Parks and Beaches as of Monday, March 23.  All events and special programs in the parks are, of course, cancelled until further notice.
    • GTM beaches, and trails, and Guana Dam have been closed and all events through the end of April have been cancelled.
    • St. Johns County Ocean Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd —Pier and adjacent St. Johns County property is now closed to the public, including the splash park, volleyball courts, gift shop, visitor information center, beach access and parking lot. (10:54 a.m. 3/17/2020)​​​​​​ 
    • Parking Lots at St. Johns County beaches are closed and the beaches are closed to vehicular traffic.
    • Washington Oaks Gardens, 6400 Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast — Closed until further notice.

    Closed Stores and Shops

  • Reviews

    I don't understand the Restriction about driving on the beach. If you are driving on the beach you can be more spread out from people and keeping the cluster of people smaller. We have paid for our beach passes and live in St Johns County and can't access our Beach. St Augustine beaches we're getting so crowded because of people coming from Jacksonville and other areas that the beaches have closed. We as residents of Saint Johns County should be able to park and go on our Beach. Why don't they put one of those little booths that we had to pay to get on the beach with and have people show st. Johns County residency to be allowed to park

    Sleep Inn St. Augustine, 601 Anastasia Blvd. is open with all normal operations. Please add to your list. 904-825-4535

    They should close all beaches for safety of all people. People are being selfish by going to the beach in crowds and taking risks with other peoples lives. Allowing people to go play and party at our beaches is a disgrace.

    if you are scared stay at home..why ruin someone elses chance to make memories with their family.from what ive seen on the beachcams everyone was keeping their distance,but still enjoying the beach

    Country Carriages is open also. Call for availability (904)669-8619

    Can we still fish at the Inner coastal in St Augustine?

    We should close Saint Augustine down. Who is gonna take responsibility if a outbreak happens here? There are people from everywhere in this town. Well I guess the local government will take full responsibility for the outbreak if it does happen. Good luck with that.

    Are you kidding me? Fine, shelter in place and shut the city down for a month. Guess what , the virus will still be here. It will start all over again but with fewer shop, restaurants, and visitors. If you’re so worried about everyone’s health look at the death by the flu or drunk drivers.

    Will the Farmer's Market at the amphitheater be open this Saturday, March 21?

    will the Farmers Markets be open the 29th? coming from out of state

    I am open as well! We're brand new.... Have breakfast & tons of Treats! Biscuits & Gravy, Breakfast Sandwiches, Pastries, Grits Cups your choice of meat, Belgian Waffles with fresh fruit, French Toast, Pancakes, Gelato Pops dipped & much more. Text or call orders to 904-315-8348. Super clean and sanitized!

    The protocol is "Shelter in Place." That means "stay home." Please have consideration for others. When all this is over, the beaches will still be here.

    The Floridian Restaurant is open, hours are 11am-8pm. Offering online ordering, curbside pickup, delivery, and limited dining on our ope-air patio. Also offering family-style meals starting at $20 for 2 people (one protein and 3 sides, including dessert). Please add us to your "open" list! Our employees so appreciate the community support.

    Are the beaches closed now or are the public access points still open?

    Jax just shut down all public Accesses and says they will be patrolling the beach charging people with trespassing charges. Is there hope to grab a few waves in st Aug Saturday morning or is that going to be a no go too?

    I just spoke with the St. Augustine Beach Services office and was told that they have received no directives to close the beaches. 

    All beach goers are encouraged to limit groups to ten or fewer, and maintain the 6 foot separation.  Enjoy the fresh air and U/V light ! 

    (March 20, 2020 12:53 p.m.)

    Are private beaches closed, too? What if you own a house or condo on the beach; can you be on the beach, go fishing?

    There are no private beaches in this county. Just because one owns a home or condo on the ocean front does not give them ownership below the high-tide mark. The beaches belong to everyone. Please, everyone, be aware of that.

    Lizzy Ann, so many folks are asking this question !
    I just spoke with the St. Augustine Beach Services office and was told that they have received no directives to close the beaches.
     All beach goers are encouraged to limit groups to ten or fewer, and maintain the 6 foot separation.  Enjoy the fresh air and U/V light.

    Hi! It looks like the Villa Zorayda is actually closed until further notice. Although you list it as open. Just thought i would mention it.

    Is Micklers beach open 3/20/20

    Have reservations at B&B starting 3/28/20 for 3 nights in historic district. Is beach open? So far B&B still open

    Ice Plant Bar and Vintage Restaurant is closed but will reopen when allowed

    The Pink Pineapple Boutique will remain open normal business hours. Monday-Saturday 10-7; Sunday 12-5

    So, I Have hotel reservation for the 21-22 at the Hampton Inn, St Augustine Beach. Do you know if open? I tried calling. Also is Red Lobster open? Really considering staying home,due to everything being closed down. Some birthday for me, this year.

    Just FYI...we are presently in Panama City Beach and got the news that the beaches have closed down. We just got here yesterday
    And because all of the State and National Parks closed, we have decided to go home even though we are in a self contained Roadtrek van.
    It's just no fun and there's no place to stay. Well, Walmart parking lots I guess but really? I just can't do it. We may drive straight through back to
    Rochester NY
    If beaches stayed open I wouldn't hate staying at Walmart but whats the point? Save your money and when this all blows over go on a belated birthday trip.

    Bye Bye Fla.

    We have not heard from the Red Lobster and do suggest you call them. We did hear from the Hampton Inn and they are open. From their website, I assume Red Lobster is as well. Hope you have a great birthday, no matter where you celebrate.


    SONNYS BARBQUE on US1 IS STILL OPEN TILL 8pm. For dine in and takeout. At least for now. We might be doing takeout and curbside soon. Call 8243206. Thanks.

    Thank you for reaching out. We have added Sonny's Barbeque on US 1 to our open list.  When you start curbside, let us know.

    Barb Hart

    Content Writer, Visit St. Augustine


    Is there a curfew for St. Augustine residents and surrounding areas at this time?

    Hello Natasha,

    We have not heard anything about curfews. If you hear more about this we would love to know!

    That's a really short list of restaurants open. We've never been there before. Have most restaurants closed?

    Hi Shane,

    This is just a list of restaurants that have confirmed that they are open. I recommend calling any restaurants that you are interested in dining at before hand. Here you can find a complete list of restaurants

    Will hotels/motels waive cancellations fee?

    Hi Doug,

    Waived cancellation fees varies per hotel and motel. I recommend calling to find out more information. 

    We will be driving to St. Augustine this evening. Are beaches and restaurants still open and are local grocery stores open even if with limited hours?

    Hi Veronica,

    Bars and Clubs are closing for 30 days as of today and restaurants are required to have less than 50% occupancy. Walmart has adjusted hours (6am to 11pm) and Publix closes at 8pm everyday now. 

    We are planning on driving down from Michigan and arrive
    3/27-4/11. Staying on Crescent Beach. Is the beach open? Golf courses? Restaurants? Publix??
    Thank you for any info!


    Please cancel your trip and stay home. Can we all please work together to flatten the curve. This is really no time for a vacation here.

    Hi Kim,

    As of right now, Crescent beach is open. Some businesses are open and some are closed. We are updating this article continuously! 

    I know that the fort. Matanza park is closed but what about the surrounding parking lots around the inlet? I want to go kayaking around the inlet but i have not heard any news about the public parking situation.

    Hi! We are planning on coming next week. Is there any thought that the actual beach may be shut down??

    Miami beaches and destin beaches have closed so it wouldn’t be surprising if st Augustine beaches did.

    Hi Kiana,

    As of right now the beaches are open. 

    We are in Ohio and have reservations at Byrm Mauer Campground Thursday 19th-Friday 27th. Trying to figure out if we should go. Everything in Ohio has closed except for gas stations and grocery stores. We would hate to get there and everything closes. Does it look like campgrounds are going to close too.

    Hello Kathy,

    I spoke with Bryn Mawr Campground, and they are currently open and doing business as usual.  They are monitoring the Florida Department of Health's Twitter posts at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for updates.

    We have a VRBO scheduled for the first week in April. What is the forecast for into the future? Are beaches going to be closed?

    I’m supposed to get married this weekend at River to Sea and then dinner reception at Catch 27. Our wedding hugest count is 12+ bride and groom. Any suggestions on moving forward with this wedding? Will there be a city wide restaurant closure? (Is Catch 27 open?) helllllp!

    Best thing to do is call the places and people you need to call. Congratulations on your marriage!

    Jacksonville, under Mayor Curry, is significantly reducing the number of patrons/guests who can inhabit an establishment at one time. He has restricted to 50 the number of people who can be in a public place that isn't a grocery store or pharmacy. He indicated that this limitation is as recommended by the CDC. Why isn't St. Augustine doing this too?

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Updated: Sunday, March 29, 2020