Fruit Cove

Visitors will find the idyllic St.Johns River and the expandng Durban Park.

While technically in St. Johns County, this northeastern corner of the county is often associated more with Jacksonville than with St. Augustine. Still, there are restaurants and attractions worth mentioning for those driving from St. Augustine to Jacksonville while in “vacation mode.”

To the west, visitors will find a portion of the William Bartram Scenic Highway, SR 13, that runs along the St. Johns River. In addition to a beautiful drive, the WBSH takes visitors through the charming historic area of Switzerland and past a number of parks, including the Alpine Groves Park featuring a historic 19th-century citrus-growers homestead, and Riverfront Park, with a short trail and a long fishing pier that ends at a gazebo overlooking the St. Johns River

Visitors will see more development to the east, with the new Durbin Park, featuring housing, shopping, and the Cinemark Theatre, which is 25 miles and 33 minutes from the Plaza de la Constitución.  While the beautiful Alpine Groves Park, with butterfly gardens and historic home, is 45 minutes and 29 miles from the plaza.

Alpine Groves Park

(904) 209-0335
2060 State Road 13
Alpine Groves Park is located on the beautiful St. Johns River in northwest St. Johns County, Florida.

This picturesque park on the St. Johns River features a late 19th-century homestead, citrus grove, butterfly garden, nature trails and a dock for fishing.

Beluthahatchee Park

(904) 209-0348
1501 S. R. 13 North
Beluthatchee Park was formerly the residence of activist and conservationist Stetson Kennedy.

The former homestead of activist, conservationist, and author Stetson Kennedy is a magical place that is now a St. Johns County park.

Brucci's Pizza

(904) 287-8317
540 FL-13 #10
Pizza at Brucci's Pizza in Fruit Cove, Florida

Brucci's Pizza serves pizzas, paninis, calzones, salads, pasta, and desserts. Enjoy a fast-casual dining experience with a family feel in Fruit Cove, Florida. 

Cinemark Durbin Park

(904) 230-4622
435 Durbin Pavilion Drive
Cinemark in Durbin Park, north of St. Augustine.

The Cinemark at Durbin Park has 12 screens with theatre seating and screens with luxury loungers.

Julington Creek Golf Club

(904) 287-4653
1111 Durbin Creek Blvd.

Julington Creek Golf Club offers 18-holes of championship golf to the public and to members.

Mills Field

(904) 209-0384
1721 Racetrack Road

Mills Field has a variety of atheltic courts for an active stay in St. Augustine.

The Loop Restaurant Fruit Cove

(904) 230-2202
450 S.R. 13
Burger and chips from The Loop Restaurant in Fruit Cove, FL

A Jacksonville-based franchise, The Loop Restaurant has been serving locals for over twenty-five years. A family-friendly atmosphere with burgers, pizzas, salads, and wraps on the menu. 

Twisted Compass Brewing Co.

(904) 217-0916
585 State Road 13
The Twisted Compass Brewing Co., located in the Northwest Corner of St. John's County.

This locally owned shop brews coffee from Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and offers pastries from Knead Backshop.

Vito's Italian Restaurant

(904) 429-3868
116 Bartram Oaks Walk
The setting for Vito's Italian Restaurant, north of St. Augustine.

Vito's Italian Restaurant has been a Northeast Florida favorite for over 30 years and features the gustatory creations of Chef Giulio, from Palermo, Italy.