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Anastasia State Park

The center of attraction at this Florida State Park is absolutely the beautiful Atlantic ocean but there are many other activities to experience at this park just minutes away from the Historic Hub of Saint Augustine.

The beach at Anastasia Park provides near perfect opportunities for wildlife watching as beach walkers can spot birds, dolphins and occasionally whales. Birds are abundant in the tidal marshes and birdwatchers often spot osprey, eagles and roseate spoonbills and the nature trail through the hammock forest also provides great opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Kayaking and canoeing are also very popular here and with the more than 4 miles of beach to explore and several miles of park roads, bicyclists are also attracted to this beautiful ocean side park. The Atlantic ocean can kick up some waves and surfing is a very popular activity along Florida’s east coast. Can’t bring water sports equipment or bicycle with you? No problem, At Anastasia water sports one can rent canoes, kayaks, sailboats and stand up paddleboards and at the Island Beach Shop and Grill one can rent a surf board or bicycle.

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There are 3 picnic areas with tables and restrooms and 3 playgrounds at the Park. If you can’t bring the picnic with you then stop by the Island Beach Shop and Grill for a bite to eat and outdoor seating with a view.

Anastasia State Park has a full facility campground area with 139 sites with electric and water hookups. RV’ers and tent campers alike can enjoy hot water showers and laundry facilities nearby and a dump station is provided at no extra charge. Even Wifi hot spots are available at the Island Beach Shop and Grill.

Pets are not allowed on the beaches, buildings or boardwalks however pets are permitted in other areas and must be kept on a leash. Fishing is allowed with license in designated areas only.

Anastasia State Park is minutes from the Historic District of Saint Augustine, located at 300 Anastasia Park Road. Entrance fee to the park is $8.00 per car with a limit of 8 people per car. The park is open 365 days a year from 8 am to sun down.

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