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Nice Place to Stay

We stayed on Anastasia Island when visiting St. Augustine. I really enjoyed being away from the hussle and bussle yet being only about 5 minutes away. There was a lot of really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Jackson, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stayed on Anastasia Island when visiting St. Augustine. I really enjoyed being away from the hussle and bussle yet being only about 5 minutes away. There was a lot of really nice hotels and restaurants in the area which made staying on the island even better.

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Spent the afternoon yesterday kayaking the salt key at Anastasia Island......low tide so little boat activity. Takes 2 hours to the lighthouse and back......beautiful views, birding, one baby loggerhead turtle; the sun was shining and the mullets were jumping! Gorgeous way to relax and enjoy the park from a different approach. No bugs but don't forget the sunscreen and a... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

When we made reservations, I really expected a crowded beach with tightly packet blankets and umbrellas, next to some redneck blaring his taste in music and chain smoking. I found the opposite: a wide, spacious beach with friendly people and enough room that you felt like you had the entire place to yourself. I would suggest getting one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We had a wonderful time at Ocean Trace! It's very peaceful, very clean, the staff is great, there beaches are so nice! Gear food within walking distance or driving on island. What more can you ask for . Would highly recommend !

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tampa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

I would agree with the other reviewers that the beach is beautiful. But it now 12:45 am and my camping neighbors, who are no more than 20 ft from me are wide awake and all have halogen lights. And don't speak English or have rvs. If u like a party or non English speakers whose kids are still screamining at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

I almost don't want to write this review, because I'm a Floridian and really enjoyed this beach, and I don't want it to become too popular! Luckily it is a state park, and is well worth the small entrance fee. Anastasia island is nestled between Vilano and St Augustine beaches and offers a rare long coastline unspoiled by condos and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I found many things to do without crowds and high rises on the beach It is close to St. Augustine, the oldest town in America (1650.) I enjoyed walking up the steps to the top of the lighthouse, with it's great view!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The beaches on Anastasia Island are the best beaches we have ever been on. There is really nothing else to say…

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Is an excellent place to spend a day or go camping. Nice beach and a lot of wildlife. nice trails for hike or biking. Showers and restrooms available near the beach.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Anastasia Island in St. Augustine has the most beautiful beach with clean white sand. High rise hotels and condos are not to be found on this Florida beach as they are on so many other Florida beaches. Even when many people are on the beach, it doesn't appear crowded. Cars are also allowed limited access to the beach.Beyond the beach... More 

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