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.

(904) 826-4030

708 E Geoffrey St

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

(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.

(904) 770-5259

4010 U.S. 1

Best Nails offers professional nails care for ladies and gentlemen.

(904) 794-9424

2420 US Highway 1 S

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

(904) 209-0348

804 Christina Dr.

An all natural-awning created from outstretched oak, cedar, flowering dogwood, and other trees greets visitors at Canopy Shores Park.

(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.

(904) 797-7377

165 Blackford Way

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

(904) 797-1747

2473 US Highway 1 S

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

(904) 797-0626

938 Santa Maria Blvd

Cold Cow, locally owned and operated, offers over 100 of delicious ice cream flavors.

(904) 824-3574

1505 State Road 207

Sun Outdoors offers 48 acres of RV sites, hiking trails, a fishing pond, community campfire, and vintage RVs available for rental.

(904) 794-7672

2445 US Highway 1 S

A real Italian Deli in St. Augustine, D'Aleo makes Italian Subs just like they make them in the "old country" (New York).

(904) 794-2617

950 State Road 206 West

Denny's remains a popular pick for late-night dining with an emphasis on appetizers, breakfast, and desserts.

(904) 797-2344

2446 S U.S. 1 Highway

This local sports bar has a Happy Hour from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. and live music on Wednesdays and Fridays.