|St. Augustine, Florida
The Beach on Anastasia Island is a unique and welcoming
community of approximately 3,657 people, 2562 families. It's territory is comprised
of 4.905 square kilometers bordered on the west by the Intracoastal waterway, on the
east by the Atlantic Ocean. The weather is sunny and breezy at a latitude and
longitude of 29.84 N and 81.27 W. Highway A1A runs the entire length of St.
Augustine Beach. If you've dreamed of driving a convertible along a palm-tree lined
boulevard, having shrimp on the deck of an ocean-front restaurant, walking along miles
of beaches and diving into the waves, then St. Augustine Beach is the destination for
you. Beach rules are simple: alcohol is prohibited, pets must be on a leash, glass
containers are prohibited, and launching personal watercraft from the beach is not
allowed. What is allowed is sunbathing, swimming, surfing, kite flying, picnicking,
laughing, smiling, beach volleyball, making friends, wading, and did we mention smiling?
Driving on the beach requires a beach pass.
The best crime prevention tool is a good neighbor! This joint effort between
neighbors and the police department is called Neighborhood Watch!
For more information on Neighborhood Watch, Home Security Surveys, Crime Prevention,
or Community Oriented Policing, contact Officer Tim Evans, at the St. Augustine Beach
Police Department at 471-3600.
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and Recreation Areas
State Park Recreation Area, off A1A on Anastasia Island is a protected bird
sanctuary with 1,700 acres of ancient oaks, sweeping sand dunes, 5 miles of beach
and rich tidal marshes. Camping, picnicking, boating, nature trails, fishing,
swimming and wind surfing are all enjoyed in this natural preserve.
|Butler Beach, steeped in African-American history, is named in
honor of Frank B. Butler, a leading black businessman in St. Johns County during
the 20th Century. A scenic shoreline and great picnic facilities complement the
area located on scenic Highway A1A just south of the Mary Street Ramp. The park
also extends to the west side of A1A offering picnic areas and a beautiful view
of the intracoastal waterway.
|Fort Matanzas is located on a barrier island and is home to Fort Matanzas
National Monument (1742). It also serves as a haven for several endangered species.
Palmetto, magnolia, and wild oak thrive in the area. The pristine shoreline makes
this a popular site for swimming and fishing. Grills, restrooms and showers are available.
|St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum
consists of the beautiful St. Augustine Light, and the Lighthouse Keepers house and museum.
The Lighthouse is available for tours up its winding staircase and the Lighthouse Keepers
house presents information about the building of the light, the history of the area, the
lives of the Lighthouse Keepers, and historical and geographical information about
lighthouses around the nation.
|Washington Oaks State Gardens,
located south of Crescent Beach on Highway A1A, welcomes visitors and locals alike to its
shaded walkways, koi ponds, butterfly gardens and rose garden.