Butler Beach History Walk

Explore civil rights heritage and the natural beauty of this historic beach.

Friday, Mar. 1, 2024 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Butler Beach History Walk

(904) 209-0752

This starts at Mary Street Beach Access
5680 A1A South
St. Augustine , FL 32080

Take a walk through history during this guided tour of Butler Beach from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024. This walking tour highlights the beach's pivotal role in the 1960s civil rights movement.

Named after Frank B. Butler, a local African-American businessman, and early civil rights leader, Butler Beach symbolizes St. Augustine's complex history with the fight for equality. Frank Butler began buying beachfront property on Anastasia Island after his growing frustration with segregation-era whites-only beaches. This strip of land became Butler Beach, the first beach accessible to Black citizens between Daytona and Jacksonville.

Register early to secure your spot on this free guided tour, as space is limited.

Admission: This event is free. Register by February 28, 2024.

When: Friday, March 1, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Frank B. Butler Beach, located at 5680 A1A South, St. Augustine, Florida 32080.

Learn more about St. Augustine's Black History.

Butler Beach History Walk

(904) 209-0752

This starts at Mary Street Beach Access
5680 A1A South
St. Augustine , FL 32080

Editor's Note: We encourage you to verify event times and details with the organizers, as they may change.