South St. Augustine

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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) 217-4244

2575 U.S. 1, South

Unique and hand-selected furniture and works of art are available at ETC Furniture & Art in St. Augustine.

(904) 794-0997

1000 Faver Dykes Road

The park features scenic trails, bird-watching, fishing, and water recreation, along with several overnight campsites.

(904) 471-1955

650 State Road 312

A local marina located on the Intracoastal Waterway with easy access to the Atlantic Ocean.

(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.

470 FL-207

A modern hot dog stand serving quality "dawgs" with scratch made toppings and sauces.

(904) 797-9918

2185 US 1 South

Ichiban Buffet is a large asian restuant that offers susihi, habachi grilled meals, and a large Chinese buffet

(904) 770-2688

2530 SR 207

A family owned and operated pizza shop serving pizza, pasta, wings, subs, calzones, burgers, and seafood baskets.

(904) 325-9660

122 Wisteria Rd.

Knotty Veteran Charters offers fishing trips and cruises in St. Augustine, Florida. Ten percent of every paid charter goes towards organizing free disabled veterans...

(904) 217-4624

2555 US 1 South

Enjoy home-cooked food at this family-owned restaurant in St. Augustine.

(904) 814-9886

101 Tolstoy Lane

Marineland Marina has approximately 20 transient boat slips nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway between Palm Coast and St. Augustine, Florida. Conveniently located...

101 Tolstoy Lane

Marineland Marina has approximately 20 transient boat slips nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway at Marker 87, between Palm Coast and St. Augustine, Florida. A ma...

(904) 797-5073

6840 US 1 S.

With over 4,600 acres, Matanzas State Forest offers a large area of protected land where visitors may hike, bike, ride their horses, watch birds, and camp.