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.

 

Debbie's Day Spa

(904) 825-0569
403 Anastasia Blvd.
Debbie's Day Spa and Salon at 403 Anastasia Blvd. in St. Augustine.

Debbie's Day Spa offers a full range of hair care and styling, rejuvenating skin treatments, pedicures and manicures.

Devil's Elbow Fishing Resort

(904) 471-0398
7507 A1A South
Outdoor seating at Devils Elbow Resort

Old Florida fishing and relaxing accommodations at this waterfront resort with private cottage rentals.

Devil's Elbow Fishing Resort and Boat Rentals

(904) 471-0398
7507 A1A South

A variety of boat rentals and charters are available at Devil’s Elbow Fishing Resort.

Do or Dye Color & Beauty Bar provides makeup and hair styling for every day chic and special ocassions.

Drum Man Charters

(904) 687-9498
57 Comares Ave.

Fish in the Florida waters with experienced captain and fisherman, James Dumas, offering charters for 1 to 3 guests!

Escape to paradise without having to leave on vacation, Ebb Tide Poolside Bar & Grill is the ideal place to share some food and take a dip in the water.

Eclections

(904) 829-6129
303 Anastasia Blvd.
Eclections, Inc. on Anastasia in St. Augustine.

This store on Anastasia Island buys and sells gently-used "like new" furniture for homes, second homes, and vacation rentals.

Edgewater Inn

(904) 825-2697
2 St. Augustine Blvd.
The Edgewater Inn offers a waterfront oasis just steps away from the downtown historic district of St. Augustine, Florida.

Edgewater Inn provides a gracious place to stay on the water and convenient to St. Augustine's historic district.

Cake cutting moment with EP Event Planning in St. Augustine Beach

Endless Possibilities Event Planning offers several event planning services and packages in St. Augustine, Florida. Wedding packages include all-inclusive, wedding special, and on the day.

Endless Summer Charters

(904) 814-4138
57 Comares Avenue

Reserve a spot with these professional fishing charters available all year round!

Envision Salon & Spa

(904) 461-4400
5413 A1A South

At Envision Salon and Spa at Saint Augustine Beach you can enjoy all the luxurious treatments that are offered and leave feeling refreshed. They are dedicated to improving the appearance and well being of every guest.

Five Star Property Management

(904) 471-9750
6233 A1A South

Five Star Property Management offers accommodations on Vilano Beach, Anastasia Island, St.

Fort Matanzas

(904) 471-0116
8635 A1A South
Cannon firing at Fort Matanzas historical site in St. Augustine.

This park and historic site offers a glimpse into history as well as scenic trails and shoreside access for fishing and collecting shells.

Four Winds Condominiums

(904) 471-0683
8130 A1A South
Four Winds Condominiums features beach access and oceanfront views.

Four Winds Condominiums in Crescent Beach offers oceanfront rentals for visitors to St. Augustine.

Fresh Market Island

(904) 417-0550
110 A Anastasia Blvd.

Fresh Market Island features fresh foods from Florida and flavors from around the world.

GAS Full Service Restaurant

(904) 217-0326
9 Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine's GAS Full Service Restaurant offers fresh food, cooked to perfection.

The kitchen at this local favorite cranks out amazing and fresh food daily.

Geo Trippin' Adventure Co.

(904) 701-3272
291 Cubbedge Road
A kayak trip with GeoTrippin' Adventure Co. of St. Augustine.

GeoTrippin' Adventure Co. offers kayak tours and instruction — and fun on the water — with their tours of the waterways of the Mantanzas and St. Johns Rivers.

Green Boat Ramp in St. Augustine, Fl

Green Raod Boat Ramp is located in Crescent Beach, south of downtown St. Augustine. There is a single access dock with limited parking. 

Growers Alliance Cafe & Gift Shop

(904) 371-7869
322 Anastasia Blvd
Growers Alliance just over the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine.

Customers can contribute to coffee farming communities around the world with each purchase at this coffee and gift shop.

Guy Harvey Outpost Weddings

(855) 509-9724
860 A1A Beach Boulevard

Weddings on the beach at the Guy Harvey Resort can be as causal or as elegant as the couple desires.