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.

Cold Cow

(904) 797-0626
938 Santa Maria Blvd

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

Compass RV Park

(904) 824-3574
1505 State Road 207

Compass RV Park offers 48 acres of RV sites, hiking trails, a fishing pond, community campfire, per park, and vintage RVs available for rental.

D'Aleo Italian Deli

(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).

De Leon Pizza

(904) 794-1917
84 Theatre Drive

This local pizza shop is right next to Epic Theatre in St. Augustine

Denny's: SR 206

(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.

Choose your favorite flavor of wings, from Buffalo to exra spicy, and take in a game at this Dick's Wings location.

Domino's Pizza: South

(904) 794-4655
3570 US1 South #506

Available for late night pizza delivery seven nights a week.

Douglas Crane Park & Boat Ramp

(850) 488-4676
1000 Block of Shore Drive

Enter the water of the Matanzas River at this boat ramp located off of US 1.

Dunkin Donuts - Santa Maria Blvd.

(904) 547-2488
890 Santa Maria Blvd.

A next generation Dunkin Donuts featuring a mobile pick-up lane and a cold brew tap system.

Eclipse Studio Live Stream

(904) 794-1872
4425 U.S. 1

While St. Augustine is sheltering in place, Eclipse Studies offers online live-streamed concerts.

End Zone

(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.

Epic Movie Theatre

(904) 797-5757
112 Theatre Drive

Epic Theater shows first-run movies, just three miles from Historic St. Augustine.

Faver-Dykes State Park

(904) 794-0997
1000 Faver Dykes Road

This Florida State Park on Pellicer Creek features scenic trails, bird-watching, fishing, and water recreation, along with several overnight campsites.

Firehouse Subs

(904) 819-1808
200 Cobblestone Drive

Firehouse Subs serves lunch and dinner daily. They offer hot subs, cold subs, salads, and specialty sandwiches. Kids menu is available for the small ones.

Fish Island Marina

(904) 471-1955
650 State Road 312

Fish Island Marina is located right off the 312 bridge on the island. The marina has a total of 20 slips and their dock has a depth of 20ft.

Florida Agricultural Museum

(386) 446-7630
7900 Old Kings Road

See and experience Florida Cracker life at this outdoor living history museum in Flagler County.

Flowers by Shirley

(866) 273-6358
2200 US Hwy 1 South

In its new location beside Jack Wilson Buick and GMC, Flowers by Shirley continues to offer exquisite arrangements for all occasions.

GTM Research Reserve at Marineland

(904) 823-4500
9741 Oceanshore Blvd.

The Guana Tolomato Matanzas Research Reserve is 73,000 acres of preserved wetlands and estuaries in northeast Florida.

Gusto Bistro Italiano & Wine Bar

(904) 342-2433
4255 US-1. St. Augustine

Family-owned Italian restaurant that serves lunch and dinner.

Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa

(866) 841-0287
200 Ocean Crest Dr.

Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa is a delightful retreat for vacations, romantic get-aways, and events.