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.

(904) 679-5579

120 Allgood Circle

Mermaid Life ® is a boutique specializing in women's lifestyle apparel and accessories. The shop's products are mermaid-themed and are sold in nearly 300 locations i...

(904) 506-0010

1685 US Highway 1 South

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

(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 jewel...

(904) 458-7275

10255 U.S. 1 South

Pellicer Creek in St. Augustine offers RV campers this pristine campground with canoe access, large shaded camp sites, a fishing dock, and more.

(386) 313-4020

2500 Princess Place Road

This Flagler County park protects the oldest homestead in the county and offers hiking and equestrian trails, camping, and cottages.

(386) 313-4020

9805 N. Oceanshore Blvd.

The River to Sea Preserve protects a unique maritime scrub environment and offers nature trails and public access to the beach.

(904) 209-0333

1595 Wildwood Drive

The Robert-Laryn Skate Park—a 28,000 square foot complex dedicated to skaters of every age and skill level.

(386) 449-9149

10270 Highway 1

Unlike any other village, Shantytown Village is a beautiful seven-acre former oyster farm. Its rustic buildings are now a local artisan market featuring more than 30...

(904) 209-0655

Shore Drive

Shore Drive Park and Boat Ramp is a popular spot for boaters and houses a boat ramp for use by locals and visitors.

(904) 797-2050

110 SR 206

Smokin' D's serves smoked, barbequed meat and the best southern sides for those south of St. Augustine or heading to the beach.