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.

Florida Agricultural Museum — Weddings

(386) 931-6579
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.

Fraidy's Kosher Catering

(904) 521-8664
604 S Tree Garden Drive

Providing a kosher meal option - for pick up or delivery - for Jewish travelers visiting St. Augustine.

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.

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

Haven Attic Resale Store: St. Augustine

(904) 417-1337
2497 US-1

A resale treasure hunt, with inventory restocked daily, so every shopping experience is a surprise.

Ichiban Buffet

(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

Inshore Adventures

(904) 377-3734
743 Queen Rd

Reel in a catch amidst the natural beauty of Florida!

Jeremy’s Pizza

(904) 770-2688
2530 SR 207

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

Kay Jewelers

(904) 826-4303
340 CBL Drive

Find the perfect gift at Kay Jewelers.

Keke's Breakfast Cafe

(904) 429-9144
135 Jenkins St.

Keke's is a Florida chain, bringing outstanding breakfasts to towns all over the Sunshine State.

Knotty Veteran Charters

(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 fishing trips.

Kookaburra - Compound

(904) 209-9391
470 SR 207

Watch the ethically sourced coffee being roasted - while also sipping a cup - at this local espresso bar.

Experience authentic Mexican cuisine and comfortable dining at this local eatery on US 1.

Leroy's Café

(904) 217-4624
2555 US 1 South

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

Lighthouse Church of God

(904) 797-6996
1230 Kings Estate Rd.

Lohman Auditorium of the Whitney Lab

(904) 461-4000
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd.

Lohman Auditorium and the Center for Marine Studies has a lovely venue and auditorium on the water in St. Augustine.

Lunar Kiss Photography

(386) 289-1612
84 Flamingo Dr.

Creating nostalgic moments through authentic photos that showcase connections between loved ones.