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Address: 3400 Coastal Hwy., Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL
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$69.98*
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My girlfriend and I took a weekend trip to Jacksonville, FL for my college spring break and we went to Vilano Beach! We were staying in the Bay Meadows area of Jacksonville so it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I took a weekend trip to Jacksonville, FL for my college spring break and we went to Vilano Beach! We were staying in the Bay Meadows area of Jacksonville so it was about a 35 minute drive to Vilano Beach; so not too bad! It was around 65-70 degrees with not a cloud in the sky and... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Probably a quieter beach than St Augustine, at least it was the day we were there. The sand is brown, gritty, typical sand, while the sand at St Augustine is white. It appears to drop off quickly, St Augustine is gradual. This area was hit by hurricane Matthew, and they are doing some rebuilding. Prefer St Augustine Beach, they are... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family parks and Walks to Vilano ...Great Beach...No Cars , walking distance from parking spot with crosswalks over street...

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Hickory, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, clean beach with sand that does not seem to stick to you. We have visited beaches in NC and SC. The sand here seems to be a different makeup. You can see for miles!

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Thank Dawn W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous beach and not crowded at all while we were visiting, however we were visiting in an off season. You can drive on this beach if you have 4-wheel drive. Convenient for unloading and loading beach gear.

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St. Augustine, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always tell visitors to check out the white sands of Butler or Crescent beach (a few mile south), but Vilano beach does have an appeal for a select few. Typically this beach has strong waves and riptides that make it ideal for surfing...albeit dangerous for swimming. The beach is not sugary white sand. It is rough broken shell coquina... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just north of St. Augustine and worth the trip if you want to get away for a day at the beach. There is public lot parking and access to the beach at a number of places along the way. You might want to stop at Caps restaurant for a bite to eat after sunbathing. Look for the castle landmark. (No,... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this beach for surf fishing in the fall--anywhere along the beach is a good spot. Park at one of the many public parking areas, they have rest rooms, get your gear, and go fishing. As for family swimming--this beach is a little more rough surf--currents are stronger than St. Augustine Beach--so be aware and enjoy!

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pretty beach though not much width avail at high tide. Grab your beach chair and go. Very accessible.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family recently moved to the area. We decided to visit Vilano Beach early on a Saturday morning to take a walk with our dogs. We found a convenient access point that had a restroom. The beach was very clean. We were greeted by many of the early surf fisherman and others out that morning. Our kids enjoyed observing the... More 

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