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.

Knotty Veteran Charters

(904) 325-9660
122 Wisteria Rd.
Man holding a big fish

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.

Krystal

(904) 794-5548
2490 US Highway 1 S

Krystal fast food restaurant serves hamburgers, chicken and fries, all affordably priced for the budget. this is a great spot for those on the go, grab a sackful or a steamer pack for the entire family.

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.

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.

Madalyn's Jewelry and Fine Gifts has been a St. Augustine staple for more than 25 years.

Marineland Dolphin Adventure

(407) 563-4701
9600 Oceanshore Blvd
Interacting with the dolphins at Marineland.

Marineland offers a variety of ways to interact with their dolphins, as well as hands-on exhibits about marine life and the history of this classic Florida attraction.

Marineland Dolphin Adventure

(904) 471-1111
9600 Oceanshore Blvd

This historic attraction offers close encounters with dolphins and other marine animals.

Marineland – Weddings

(904) 471-1111
9600 Oceanshore Blvd.
Marineland Dolphin Adventure offers a truly unique venue for a spectacular wedding.

Let Marineland Dolphin Adventure host your wedding for an unforgettable experience.

Matanzas State Forest

(904) 797-5073
6840 US 1 S.

A St. Augustine forest with hiking, primitive camping, and water recreation available.

McDonald's: South

(904) 794-1013
2431 US Highway 1 S

The McDonalds located off US Highway 1 in historic St Augustine offers the signature meals McDonalds is known for as well as their recent additions like McCafe coffees and oatmeal.

McDonald's: SR 207

(904) 824-0925
37 Epic Blvd.

McDonalds located at the Epic Movie Theater center off of State Rd. 207 in historic Saint Augustine welcomes guests every day of the week. Here you will find the familiar McDonalds meals as well as the new McCafe coffees and oatmeal.

Mermaid Life

(904) 679-5579
120 Allgood Circle

Mermaid Life ® is a boutique specializing in women's lifestyle apparel and accessories.

Moe's Southwest Grill

(904) 506-0010
1685 US Highway 1 South

This welcoming, high energy chain restaurant serves southwestern favorites for lunch and dinner.

Moultrie Creek Diner

(904) 797-0200
4010 U.S. 1 South
Moultrie Creek Diner offer great breakfast platters seven days a week.

This diner near St. Augustine Shores offers great homestyle breakfasts and lunches seven days a week.

The Old City’s very own Indian Tandoori food restaurant.

Ned's Southside Kitchen

(904) 794-2088
2450 US Highway 1 S

This friendly local restaurant serves a surprisingly varied menu.

Nettles Fine Jewelry

(904) 824-5145
1815 US 1 South

Nettles Fine Jewelry specializes in jewelry retail and repair, and offers beautiful selections of diamonds, rings, necklaces, watches, other gems, and designer jewelry.