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.

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 provides ways to interact with dolphins and hands-on exhibits about marine life and the history of this classic Florida attraction.

Marineland Field Station

(904) 461-9902
9741 Ocean Shore Blvd.

Marineland Marina

(904) 814-9886
101 Tolstoy Lane

Marineland – NO LONGER DOES WEDDINGS

(904) 471-1111
9600 Oceanshore Blvd.

The Mainland Park no longer hosts or plans weddings at that facility.

Matanzas State Forest

(904) 797-5073
6840 US 1 S.

With over 4,600 acres, Matanzas State Forest offers a large area of protected land where visitors may hike, bike, ride their horses, watch birds, and camp.

McDonald's: South

(904) 794-1013
2431 US Highway 1 S

Offering a children's play area, free Wi-Fi as well as RV and bus parking.

McDonald's: SR 207

(904) 824-0925
37 Epic Blvd.

Free Wi-Fi, a drive thru window as well as indoor and outdoor dining is available to guests.

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 breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mojo's Tacos - South

(904) 615-1957
926 Santa Maria Blvd.

Mojo's is a local favorite for tasty tacos and more, all created fresh every day.

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.

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.