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.

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!

Jade Violet Floral Boutique

(904) 415-2480
2600 U.S. 1 South

Spectacular floral arrangements, colorful and vibrant wedding bouquets and more from this florist.

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.

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

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 Marina

(904) 814-9886
101 Tolstoy Lane

Marineland – Weddings

(904) 471-1111
9600 Oceanshore Blvd.

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.