St. Augustine Beach Florida
We recently stayed overnight in St. Augustine (not too far from the beach) in Florida. To be honest - you could spend an entire week just exploring this city! There's Castillo De San Marcos (the fort), and then all of the attractions in the city itself. There's even "ghost tours" that head through the city at night. Hey, what do you expect from the oldest city in the U.S.? There's bound to be a lot of ghosts around!
The picture below is looking from the lighthouse to Anastasia Island State Park. There's the inlet side of the park, and then there's 4 miles of pristine white sand on the Atlantic side! If you're interested in camping in Florida (information and more pictures) - click on this link: Florida Beach Camping
Yes, my son and I should have worn sunglasses like my wife did!
Here's a picture from Anastasia State Park. This was taken when I was a youngster!
I'm sure that the rangers no longer build palm frond picnic table covers!
In the picture below you can just make out the peer. This is where Anastasia State Park ends. The main road that runs along the coast is A1A. It's developed along this stretch and provides a lot of shops, restaurants and hotels. As I've said elsewhere - the surf and sun are fun, but you eventually need a break!
There's also the bonus of being able to drive on the beach! You do have to pay, but who cares! I get tired of lugging the cooler, umbrella, towels, bags, etc...
Looking northeast from the lighthouse (I know, these pictures are like a bunch of spy shots - I'll go back and get better pictures later) you can see Vilano Beach.
This is north of the inlet, and you can also drive your car into the surf (not quite) here as well.
St. Augustine Beach Florida has miles of coastline nearby, you can drive on the beach and there's plenty to do! This includes exploring the oldest city in the U.S. What are you waiting for!?
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