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.

Located on the Guana River, the ramp is built to launch small vessels and kayaks into this coastal paradise..

Highlighting the natural beauty of indigenous wildlife as well as St. Augustine's history all from the water.

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

Slightly off the picturesque route of the A1A, the Beachcomber on Vilano invites its guests to indulge in a romantic, calming, and adventurous experience.

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.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vilano

(904) 827-9797
95 Vilano Road

The Hampton Inn and Suites offers luxury accommodations, with its beautifully decorated lobby, and spacious rooms.

Happy Waves

(949) 295-8571

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

The Holiday Inn Express offers the comforts of home, as well as large balconies attached to each room.

Inshore and offshore fishing experiences guided by an experienced 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

Located between the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and historic downtown St. Augustine, the Magic Beach Motel is a 1950s Art Deco style motel.

Metalartz Gallery

(904) 824-6322
2805 Coastal Hwy.

Featuring more than 60 different regional and national artists, spanning a variety of mediums, in Vilano Beach.

Mussallem Beachfront Park

(904) 209-0331
3365 Coastal Highway

Mussallem Beachfront Park has been a nesting location for sea turtles and its continued protection enables the turtles to nest here into the future.

Nease Beachfront Park

(904) 209-0655
3171 Coastal Highway

Nease Beachfront Park is a beautiful example of a thriving saltwater marsh habitat on the Atlantic coast.