Located on the river side of the Matanzas Inlet just north of St. Augustine's historic district, the Vilano Beach Pier offers a charming pier area and a small boat dock. The pier's design complements the Vilano Beach community's retro look and tiled art deco decor.
A novelty dolphin sculpture archway greets visitors at the pier entrance, along with a whimsical Vilano Blue Bird of Happiness statue, which says, "Happiness is Vilano Beach, Florida." The pier is one of the many excellent places to fish in St. Augustine and serves as a venue for Vilano Beach events, including fishing tournaments and festivals.
There is a floating dock with a ramp from the pier where small boats may tie up for an hour or two. Some smaller tourist cruise boats depart from this pier as well.