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) 940-0664

5190 Farm Creek Road

The St. Augustine Wild Reserve provides visitors with a rare opportunity to see wild animals up close. This facility houses over 50 large mammals ranging from tigers...

(904) 540-7415

2457 US-1

STA Nutrition specializes in healthy shakes, energizing tea, coffee, and fitness coaching. They are located south of downtown St. Augustine. ...

(904) 826-0722

1930 US-1

Starbucks Coffee located in the Barnes and Noble bookstore off U.S. 1 South offers delicious and refreshing coffee, tea, pastries and more. This coffee shop is dedic...

(904) 797-8398

1054 E SR 206

Casual, counter-service sandwich chain allowing customers to build their own sub, wrap, or salad.

(904) 844-0450

7310 US Highway 1 South

A rustic St. Augustine barn with modern amenities for weddings and special events.

(904) 209-0333

630 Vaill Point Rd.

This 23-acre park offers a variety of recreational activities like hiking, fishing, and birdwatching, as well as full amenities for an enjoyable visit.

(904) 615-1706

2730 US 1 South suite M (3.17 mi)

First green circle certified salon in the nation's oldest city

(904) 823-1118

100 Southpark Blvd

Vince's Sandwich Shop in St. Augustine is located inside the Ameris Bank Building at Southpark Blvd. They offer sandwiches, wraps, and salads, all made from fresh in...

(386) 446-6780

6400 N Oceanshore Blvd

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park welcomes visitors with formal gardens and a unique shoreline with rare coquina rock outcroppings.

(904) 797-5020

197 Blackford Way Suite B

Xscape Our Rooms gives players the chance to solve a puzzle adventure before the clock runs out.

(904) 295-3836

950 Santa Maria Blvd.

Zesty chicken served daily in a variety of ways at this quick-service dining establishment.