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.

(904) 759-2758

260 Vilano Road

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

(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.

(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.

(904) 980-8454

250 Vilano Road

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

(904) 819-6889

85 Ava Way #104

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

(949) 295-8571

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

(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.

(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.

(904) 824-6322

2805 Coastal Hwy.

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

(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.

(904) 209-0655

3171 Coastal Highway

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

(904) 209-0752

3721 Coastal Highway

Located on A1A just north of the Vilano Bridge, North Beach Park offers a full range of facilities and a highway walkover from the parking area.

(904) 342-7757

85 Ava Way

This locally-owned restaurant offers brick-oven pizza and beach cuisine for dining-in, or to take home.

(800) 910-1085

260 Vilano Road

Red Boat Water Tours offers a variety of family-friendly tours, including dolphin tours, sunset tours, and seasonal tours. Most of the tours depart from the Vilano P...