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.

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.

Moses Creek Conservation Area

(386) 329-4500
1300 SR 206

A conservation area that preserves one of the few remaining undeveloped tidal creeks.

Moultrie Creek Diner

(904) 797-0200
4010 U.S. 1 South

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.

ODB's Meat and Greet Food Truck offers a fun celebrity dining experience

Old City Subs — South

(904) 794-2070
3440 US Highway 1 S

Old City Subs makes both cold and hot Southern Style Subs.

Outback Steakhouse

(904) 826-4329
245 SR 312

Live adventurous! Go Outback!

Pellicer Creek Campground

(904) 458-7275
10255 U.S. 1 South

RV visitors to St. Augustine can enjoy this pristine campground with excellent canoe access, large shaded camp sites, a fishing dock, and more!

Princess Place Preserve

(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.

Ripple Effects Ecotours

(904) 347-1565
101 Tolstoy Lane

Call to book a fun adventure on the water with this St. Augustine eco-tour company.

River to Sea Preserve

(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.

Riverview Club

(904) 794-2000
790 Christina Dr

Riverview Club is a waterfront venue near downtown

Robert-Laryn Skate Park

(904) 209-0333
1595 Wildwood Drive

The Robert-Laryn Skate Park has something for skaters of all ages and skill level.

New York Style Pizza and fine Italian dining at the same location on U.S. Route One, north of St. Augustine,

Shaughnessy's Sports Grill

(904) 797-6111
4255 US-1 #11

Shaughnessy's offers sports bar classics and one of the happiest happy hours in town.

Smoker's Outlet

(904) 824-7078
125 State Road 207

Smoker's Outlet provides competitive prices on tobacco and tobacco accessories.