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.

Ocean Sands Beach Inn

(800) 609-0888
3465 Coastal Hwy

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

OceanView Lodge

(904) 819-5555
2701 Anahma Dr.

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

Puccini's Pizzeria

(904) 342-7757
85 Ava Way

This premium chain pizza restaurant offers dine-in, patio seating, and take-out.

Red Boat Water Tours

(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 Pier.

Reef Restaurant

(904) 824-8008
4100 Coastal Highway

Seafood and fine dining with an ocean view in Vilano Beach.

Saint Augustine Beach House

(904) 217-3765
10 Vilano Rd.

Guests enjoy spectacular ocean views from private guestroom balconies at this pet-friendly beach hotel just minutes from downtown St. Augustine.

Surfside Oceanfront Cottages

(813) 629-0965
Vilano Beach

Beachfront vacation rental in Vilano Beach, just a few minutes' drive from historic St. Augustine.

Usina Boat Ramp

(904) 209-0335
603 Euclid Avenue

Usina Boat Ramp

(904) 209-0382
603 Euclid Ave

Usina Boat Ramp is located in Vilano Beach, Florida. Fishing pier, public bathrooms, parking, cleaning table, and observation platform are all available at this location. 

Vilano Beach

2750 Anahma Drive

Just north of the historic district, Vilano Beach is a charming community and the beach is one of St. Augustine's best-kept secret.

Vilano Beach Candle Company

(904) 295-6644
3080 Coastal Highway

Vilano Beach custom high end luxury candles in glass engraved containers

Vilano Beach Pier

(904) 209-0326
260 Vilano Road

The Vilano Beach pier is a wonderful spot for fishing, watching the sunset, or just enjoying the atmosphere of this charming community.

Vilano Boat Ramp

(904) 209-0655
101 Vilano Causeway

Vilano Boat Ramp is located on the left side of the causeway before crossing the bridge to the beach. There is plenty of parking, 3 boat ramps, 2 floating docks, a picnic pavilion, and restrooms.