Anastasia Island & The Beaches

Find things to do on the beaches, on the river, and on the island.

Anastasia Island stretches from the tip of the sand bars at Anastasia State Park to the Matanzas Inlet, just past the Fort Matanzas Monument. This barrier island is about 14-miles long and averages one mile in width — bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Matanzas River.

Some of St. Augustine’s favorite beaches can be found in those 14 miles, as well as resorts, hotels, restaurants and bars, and area attractions. The City of St. Augustine Beach is located on Anastasia Island, and there are additional places to say, things to do, and places to eat on Anastasia within the City of St. Augustine Beach.

The island has a rich history, from the St. Augustine Lighthouse to the Coquina Quarry at Anastasia State Park, to the Matanzas Inlet and Fort Matanzas State Park. Like Ponte Vedra Beach to the north, Anastasia Island is home to a highly regarded music venue, in this case, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. This outdoor venue seats just under 5000 and is just a half-mile from the beach.

Visitors can find things to do and places of interest on both sides of the island from surf, sand, and sun, to kayaking, fishing, and historic sites. Anastasia Island is home to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. Some of the many eateries include the Purple Olive, Salt Water Cowboys, and Mojo's Tacos. There are places to stay to appeal to any traveler, such as resort hotels, motels, campgrounds, condominiums, and vacation rentals. Some favorites include Beacher's Lodge, Devil's Elbow Fishing ResortFour Winds Condominiums, and the Edgewater Inn, just across the Bridge of Lions.

The beaches of Anastasia can be divided into five main sections, the beach at Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine Beach, Butler BeachCrescent Beach, and Matanzas Beach. In addition to the ever-popular beaches, Anastasia Island boasts various attractions, historical sites, hotels, vacation rentals, shops, and eateries from fast food to fine dining restaurants. Visitors are also encouraged to enjoy the western side of the island, along the Matanzas River, where they can find inland fishing, beaches, and parks as well as eateries and places to stay.

Those who love the beach may prefer to stay on Anastasia Island, where the historic downtown could be up to 14 miles to the north. Those staying in Historic Downtown St. Augustine will find Anastasia State Park, at 3.4 miles from the Plaza de la Constitución, to be one of the closest beaches to the plaza.

The photo is of Crescent Beach on Anastasia Island.

 

Candlelight South

(904) 819-0588
1 Anastasia Blvd.

A sports pub with great bar food, salads, and speicals.

Captains' Quarters Condominiums

(904) 471-0712
1 Dondanville Road

These beachside condos feature spectacular views and comfortable living and dining spaces.

Casa Maria

(904) 342-0532
1001 A1A Beach Blvd.

Try some tasty and authentic Mexican cuisine! Enjoy a fun happy hour too with many specials.

Cheba Hut

(904) 429-7465
604 Anastasia Avenue

Cheba Hut is the first Southeast location for this West Coast chain hoping to help visitors and locals ease their munchies.

Chop Shop

(904) 907-1312
600 Anastasia Blvd.
Chop Shop

A regionally sourced, locally owned artisan butcher shop.

Christe Blue

(904) 808-1235
1035 Anastasia Blvd.
Christe Blue

Step inside to get fashions for a fraction.

Colony Reef Club

(904) 471-1689
4670 A1A South

The Colony Reef Club in St. Augustine is a premier oceanfront condominium complex

Conch House Marina

(904) 824-4347
57 Comares Ave.

The Conch House Marina is part of the Conch House Resort located on Anastasia Island. The marina is open every day of the week from 7:00am to 8:00pm and they offer a variety of services and amenities.

Conch House Marina Resort

(904) 829-8646
57 Comares Ave
Conch House Marina Resort in St. Augustine offers a large, refreshing pool.

The Conch House Marina Resort is a small vacation resort in St. Augustine, Florida offering king and queen bed suites.

Conch House Restaurant

(904) 829-8646
57 Comares Avenue

Conch House Restaurant is a St. Augustine staple known for their waterside dining and Caribbean flavors.

Connolly's Shore Grill

(904) 687-2224
4320 A1A South
Connolly's Shore Grill in St. Augustine.

Connolly's Shore Grill is a family-owned and operated breakfast and lunch place in St. Augustine Beach.

Corner Bar

(904) 823-8700
830 Anastasia Island
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Corner Bar

(904) 823-8700
830 Anastasia Blvd.

The Corner Bar has excellent happy hour specials, sports, live music and comedy, and food from the Gypsy Cab Company.

Cozy Sunsets Rentals

(904) 471-8865
7175 A1A South

Cozy Sunsets and Intracoastal View Rentals offer vacation rental units with all the comforts of home and beautiful views of the water.

Creative Juices Natural Cafe

(904) 342-0935
846 Anastasia Blvd.
Welcome to Creative Juices Natural Café in St. Augustine, Florida.

Creative Juices Natural Café is a natural juice bar and a café that offers appetizing and healthy breakfasts and lunches. They are committed to serving tasty, nourishing, and locally-sourced juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and meals.

Crescent Beach

(904) 209-0752
6930 A1A South

A beautiful stretch of coastline just south of St. Augustine Beach, Crescent Beach offers wide sands and a peaceful atmosphere.

Crescent Beach Bar & Grill

(904) 250-0895
6975 A1A South
The exterior of Crescent Beach Bar & Grill in St. Augustine.

Crescent Beach Bar and Gill is a bar for gathering, music, and sports with great food.

Crescent Beach Condos

(904) 794-7956
8550 A1A South

Crescent Beach is a small community on Anastasia Island, 15 minutes south of downtown St. Augustine, within walking distance of the Southeast Intracoastal Waterway Park.

Crescent Beach Fishing is a fishing charter provided by Captain Kenny Romero on his 2017 Key West 230 Bay Reef powered by a Yamaha 250 SHO 4 stroke.

Crescent Sandpiper Condos

(904) 471-0056
7950 A1A South
Aerial view of Crescent Sandpiper Condos

Guests will enjoy the beach, pool, and ocean views from every condo at this Anastasia Island oasis.