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.
180 Vilano is located in charming Vilano Beach, just a short walk from the Vilano Bier.

Dine inside or on the patio just a block from Vilano Beach and enjoy pizza, seafood, sandwiches, and Italian specialities.

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.

Aunt Kate's

(904) 829-1105
612 Euclid Avenue
The deck view of St. Augustine's Aunt Kate's Restaurant, where boats are welcome.

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
Cottage bedroom at Beachcomber in Vilano near St. Augustine.

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 offers indoor, deck, and river seating in St. Augustine, FL.

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
Enjoy the sunset over the Matazas River while dining on some delicious Old Florida cuisine at St. Augustine's Cap's on the Water.

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) 980-8485
250 Vilano Road
Cruisin' Tikis in the sunset from Cruisin' Tikis St. Augustine.

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

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
Coastal Highway
Happy Waves Surf School in St. Augustine.

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

Inshore fishing with Island Fishing Charters in St. Augustine, FL

A locally based fishing charter company, Island Fishing Charters offers inshore and nearshore experiences. Captain Mike McGeehan offers two fishing packages that can accommodate groups up to four people, and kids.

Magic Beach Motel

(904) 342-5263
50 Vilano Road
Magic Beach Motel entrance

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

Merry Tate's

(904) 810-8601
Outside of Merry Tate's

Merry Tate's, a traveling women's boutique located inside of a 1970 Airstream, sells women's clothes, jewelry, accessories and more. They are often parked at 190 Vilano Road n St. Augustine.

Nease Beachfront Park

(904) 209-0655
3171 Coastal Highway

Located a mile north of the St. Augustine Inlet on A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, Nease Beachfront Park is a beautiful example of a thriving saltwater marsh habitat on the Atlantic coast.

North Beach

(904) 209-0752
3721 Coastal Highway
Dunes at Vilano Beach

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

North Beach Camp Resort

(800) 542-8316
4125 Coastal Highway
North Beach Cabin in St. Augustine, Florida

This island campground in Vilano Beach has tent sites, pull-through RV sites, and cabins.

Ocean Sands Beach Inn

(800) 609-0888
3465 Coastal Hwy
A vew from the balcony of one of the guest rooms at Ocean Sancs Beach Motel on Vilano Beach in St. Augustine.

Find beachside rooms at this A1A hotel, with views from ocean to intracoastal.

OceanView Lodge

(904) 819-5555
2701 Anahma Dr.
OceanView Lodge

Places to stay with beach access at this Vilano Beach hotel offering two-room suites and private balconies.

Old Town Cycle Cruise

(904) 599-9492
250 Vilano Road
Old Town Cycle Cruise enjoying St. Augustine under a spectacular sunset.

Old Town Cycle Tours offers a unique on the water experience in St. Augustine.