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.

Old Florida Museum at the Florida Agricultural Museum

(904) 824-8874
7900 Old Kings Road North

Offering student groups entertaining and educational immersive field trips for more than 25 years that highlight historical Florida living.

Outback Steakhouse

(904) 826-4329
245 SR 312

Offering indoor and outdoor dining, along with curbside take-away, and online ordering.

Pellicer Creek Campground

(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.

Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza

(904) 789-8010
200 Cobblestone Drive #101

The only restaurant in the state with a granite stone fired pizza oven that cooks dough daily.

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—a 28,000 square foot complex dedicated to skaters of every age 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.

Shore Drive Park

(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.

Smoker's Outlet

(904) 824-7078
125 State Road 207

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

Smokin' D's BBQ

(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.

Sonny's Bar-B-Q: South

(904) 824-3220
1720 US 1 South

Dine on Southern barbeque with this popular franchise founded in Gainesville, Florida.

St. Augustine Portraits

(904) 794-4500

Offering portrait sessions for every style and situation.

St. Augustine RV Park

(904) 797-6500
3575 US1 South

St. Augustine RV Park offers extended stay options for RV campers.

St. Augustine Shores Golf Club

(904) 794-4653
707 Shores Blvd.

A par 70 course ideal for beginner and intermediate golfers in South St. Augustine.