Vilano Beach

This charming area and all it offers are just 3 miles from Downtown.

Vilano Beach, a sliver of land stretching not quite four miles from its southernmost point to the Beachwalk on Vilano, can be reached by taking A1A from downtown, across the Vilano Bridge.

This small region has thriving neighborhood groups and locally owned businesses, and is home to seaside and waterfront restaurants, hotels, and camping areas — and arguably the best and most challenging surfing beach in St. Augustine.

The area is known for being a good vantage for sunsets because the bit of land has a west coast that overlooks the marshes and Tolomato River. People can watch the sunset from places such as Cap's On the Water, which also has a dock for those who arrive by boat. Those who seek a breathtaking view of the dunes and the Atlantic Ocean can opt to dine at The Reef. There are also entry points and docks for those interested in offshore fishing and a public boat ramp on the western side of the Vilano Bridge.

The small shopping district just across the bridge is home to a fishing and recreation pier, created from a portion of the old bridge. A visit to Vilano Beach must include a visit to the pier, and a photo op with Vilano’s Bluebird of Happiness statue. Those who wish to stay in Vilano may choose from a number of campgrounds and RV parks, or cottages such as those at the Beachcomber on Vilano, vacation rentals such as Wren Beach Rentals or hotels, including Magic Beach Motel, the OceanView Lodge, and the St. Augustine Beach House.

Visitors who wish to stay in the historic downtown and yet be close to the beach will wish to know that Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park is 3.5 miles from the Plaza de la Constitución.

180 Vilano Grill and Pizza

(904) 827-1009
180 Vilano Rd.

A casual eatery just a block from Vilano beach, offering American and Italian classics.

2 Corunna Drive

(904) 819-5555
2 Corunna Drive

Located near Vilano Beach, this beach house rental is an excellent spot for a waterfront vacation.

Airstream Row

(904) 810-8601
190 Vilano Rd

Local vendors offer a unique shopping experience in the heart of Vilano beach. Buy souvenirs, food, jewelry and more — all out of Airstream trailers.

Aunt Kate's

(904) 829-1105
612 Euclid Avenue

At Aunt Kate's guests dine on local seafood favorites in a charming riverside setting just as others have done for over 100 years.

Beachcomber on Vilano

(904) 824-4301
10 Beachcomber Way

These oceanside cottages in Vilano Beach provide easy beach access, beautiful views, and personalized accommodations.

Beaches at Vilano

(904) 829-0589
254 Vilano Rd.

Beaches at Vilano is a beach bar and restaurant with a great menu. Dine inside, on the deck, or on the beach.

Cap's on the Water

(904) 824-8794
4325 Myrtle Street

Cap's on the Water offers waterfront dining overlooking the Matanzas River with local seafood and Old Florida cuisine in St. Augustine.

Cruisin' Tikis

(904) 980-8454
250 Vilano Road

Cruisin' Tikis lets guests relax on their own floating island, while touring Matanzas along St. Augustine.

Fire Wok

(904) 819-6889
85 Ava Way #104

Fire Wok offers authentic Chinese food available for fast delivery in St Augustine

Fire Wok Chinese Restaurant

(904) 819-6889
85 Ava Way, #104

A counter service, take out, and delivery Chinese food restaurant in Vilano Beach.

Fishstick Fishing Charters

(904) 806-7828
Vilano Boat Ramp

With a mission for fishing, Captain Ed has more than 25 years of experience in St. Augustine's waterways.

Florida Rental By Owners offers a variety of vacation rentals for less. Visitors can search beach houses, beachfront condos, and waterfront St Augustine rentals for dream vacations.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vilano

(904) 827-9797
95 Vilano Road

Sleep in luxury at the Vilano Beach Hampton Inn, with family suites, beachside amenities, and spectacular views.

Happy Waves

(949) 295-8571

Happy Waves has a fun and experience team of surfing instructors for all ages of surfers.

The brand new Holiday Inn Express, located in the Vilano Beach neighborhood of St.

Inshore and offshore fishing experiences guided by a local fishing captain.

Island Queen Charters

(910) 262-7355
260 Vilano Road

The Captain of the Island Queen invites private groups with up to 6 people to tour St. Augustine from the water aboard their comfortable power yacht.

Magic Beach Motel

(904) 342-5263
50 Vilano Road

Enjoy spectacular sunrises and relaxing on the beach at this beautifully restored 1950's Art Deco motel.

Merry Tate's

(904) 810-8601
190 Vilano Road

Buy women's clothes, jewelry, and accessories out of a 1970s Airstream trailer.

Mussallem Beachfront Park

(904) 209-0331
3365 Coastal Highway

A beachfront park preserved for nesting turtles