South St. Augustine

Find shopping, eateries, natural parks, resorts, and attractions.

In the southernmost area of the region, following U.S. 1 south to the county border, visitors will find the Matanzas State Forest and Faver-Dykes Recreation Area. Both are prime hiking, picnicking, birding, canoeing, and camping areas and can be enjoyed for day use and overnight. Faver-Dykes is just 18 miles and about 30 minutes from St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitución.

Along the way, this section east and west of U.S. 1, contains many favorite local restaurants, shopping plazas, and service centers, and the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine. (Pictured here.) While much of South St. Augustine is directed to those who live here, this area is not to be missed for attractions, restaurants, golf, or beautiful parks.

The Matanzas State Forest consists of over four thousand acres of a wilderness area that is home to birds, gopher tortoises, and wild hogs — and a wood stork rookery. With its eastern border along the Matanzas River, this park is a favorite for birders, hikers, and kayakers, fishermen. Across the river, visitors and locals enjoy Washington Oaks Park with both a beach on the Atlantic and gardens, walks, and a historic home on the river. Marineland is just north of Washington Oaks, and Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa is just a few miles to the south.

To reach most of South St. Augustine, one must simply drive south along U.S. 1. There is one section, south of Anastasia Island, which can be reached by heading south on A1A, or by heading east from U.S. 1 onto 206 — the southernmost access point to Anastasia Island. Heading south on A1A will take visitors past more beaches, restaurants, and places to stay on Anastasia, as well as to the attractions and places to stay south of the island. Marineland Dolphin Adventure is less than a mile south of Anastasia Island and Washington Oaks State Park and Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa can both be found just a few miles to the south of Marineland.

Culver's of St. Augustine

(904) 217-4859
3433 US Hwy 1

A popular chain offering burgers and custard in the style of midwestern cuisine.

Andaman Asian Cuisine

(904) 429-9565
4010 US-1 #121

Specializing in four flavors of cooking: sour, sweet, salty, and creamy.

Antonio's Pizza - South

(904) 794-0117
934 Santa Maria Blvd

A local pizzeria serving fresh and delicious thin-crust pizza everyday.

Arby's

(904) 826-4030
708 E Geoffrey St

Chain restaurant famous for slow-roasted and freshly sliced roast beef sandwiches.

Barnes & Noble

(904) 826-0722
1930 US Highway 1 S

This large chain bookstore is located at the corner of US 1 South and Route 312 in St. Augustine.

Best Nails

(904) 770-5259
4010 U.S. 1

Best Nails offers professional nails care for ladies and gentlemen.

Bob’s Bait & Tackle

(904) 794-7501
6805 US 1 South

Bob’s Bait & Tackle is a purveyor of all things FISH.

Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q

(904) 794-9424
2420 US Highway 1 S

A chain restaurant specializing in smoked barbeque and Southern sides cooked fresh every day.

Broudy's: Cobblestone

(904) 417-2090
516 W. Geoffrey Street

Broudy's Fine Wine and Spirits makes all celebrations easy.

BT Nutrition

(904) 814-3582

A nutritionally-focused juice bar offering smoothies, treats, and more.

Buy The Book

(904) 797-3388
4255 US 1 South

Book lovers can choose from a variety of new and used books!

Cajun Crab Hut Seafood & Bar

(904) 342-7213
2125 US Highway 1 South

A casual Southern eatery and bar that offers heaping servings of well-sauced seafood.

Canopy Shores Park

(904) 209-0348
804 Christina Dr.

Canopy Shores Park, a 33-acre St. Johns County and Florida Communities Trust park, has a picnic pavilion, a paved 1.5-mile loop trail for walking, bird watching, and biking.

Carrabba's Italian Grill

(904) 819-9093
155 SR 312 West

A casual dining restaurant that serves flavorful Italian dishes prepared from fresh ingredients daily.

Casa Benedetto's

(904) 471-5999
197F Blackford Way

Formerly in Vilano Beach, this family-run Italian restaurant is now located off Dixie Highway in South St. Augustine.

China Cafe

(904) 797-7377
165 Blackford Way

A Chinese restaurant offering indoor and outdoor seating as well as food to go.

China One

(904) 797-1747
2473 US Highway 1 S

A Chinese restaurant offering indoor dining as well as carry-out and delivery services.

China Wok, South

(904) 797-8988
4255 US Highway 1 S

A Chinese restaurant offering indoor dining as well as carry out service.

Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine

(904) 806-4610
4730 Dixie Highway

Antique cars from the 1910s through the hot rods of the 50s and 60s, have been lovingly restored and are on display at Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine.

St. Augustine's exclusively local artisan market.