Anastasia State Park
Anastasia State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Anastasia State Park includes 1,600 acres of rich ecosystems and abundant wildlife. Explore up to four miles of pristine beach, the estuarine tidal marsh teeming with plant and animal life, or the self-guided nature trail which takes you through the maritime hammock and onto ancient sand dunes. You can also visit the Coquina Quarry, an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to help construct the nearby Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, earning it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. At Anastasia, there are many recreational activities to enjoy including hiking, swimming, beachcombing, bird watching, and much more. The campground contains 139 campsites all located within the beautiful maritime hammock and just a short walk or bike ride from the beach. Anastasia has concessions to provide guests with rental opportunities of bicycles, paddleboards, kayaks, sail boats and canoes. There is also a grill area and a small gift shop for visitors to take home an Anastasia memory. The grill location also provides Wi-Fi for visitors' use.
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  • Sprinter_Traveler
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida97 contributions
    BEAUTIFUL OCEAN STATE PARK
    Waited for a number of months to reserve a camp site at this BEAUTIFUL STATE PARK, Thanks to the help of "Wanderinglabs.com" we secured site 62. Our site was mostly flat and had a sand base, it was covered and the fire ring was tucked in a seclude tree covered area in the back of the site. The water and electric were very accessible. Biking was fun in this park, we traveled to the pristine beach area easily, and found a little store for different camping items with fire wood. Traveling to St. Augustine was easy, by bike or by car, traveling to the parks main entry, the city was a right turn, by the lighthouse, across a two way bridge and laid our in front of you was the oldest city6 in the good old US of A. Note; if you turn right at the end of the bridge and travel towards the fort, there will be a large parking lot, that allows cost effective parking so you can tour the city. We DID NOT wait in the line to visit the fort, since they6 wanted over U$30.00 per to access the sights in the fort. We had a bad storm our second night in the park, but a concert in the St. Augustine amphitheater just outside on US 1 from the park's entrance. The band was two son's of the original Allman brothers' members playing their dad's great songs. How the concert continued in the storm was beyond us but we heard the concert every song and enjoyed it. This park is a great place to, camp and tour the St. Augustine area and a fun price & safe place. Enjoy, we will be back again and again.
    Visited March 2021
    Written April 4, 2021
  • Matt S
    Brighton, Michigan2,282 contributions
    Beautiful Park
    We only drove through the park, and spent a little time on an observation platform overlooking the dunes/beaches (it was windy and chilly during our visit)....but we definitely liked what we saw, and hope to return for a longer visit! The park is beautiful, with lots of trails, a couple of beaches, and the ability to rent water sports equipment. There is also a store and grill in the beach area. As avid campers, we were interested to drive around the camp sites. The sites ranged from sizeable to compact, but there was everything from tents to fifth-wheel campers in the area. The sites are definitely not as "open" as we have come to expect in the upper midwest, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. There definitely appeared to be an atmosphere of content seclusion at most of the sites. Overall, we enjoyed this park, and very much hope to return!
    Visited April 2021
    Written July 6, 2021
  • ANGELA K
    Fort Myers, Florida103 contributions
    One of our Favorite State Park Campgrounds
    We love this State Park and will continue to enjoy it for years to come. We are regular FL campers. We take a long weekend at a State Park in Florida 1-2 times a month almost every month of the year now. We continue to come back here for so many reasons. Although it is not easy to get spots here during the peak months and holidays , we were lucky to get spot 114 over New Years. It was deep and shady and had plenty of room for a 32' Fifth Wheel and two larger size pick up trucks. It is right across from the bathrooms also. We could hear the ocean waves from our site. This area of the campground is the closest camping sites to the beach. We walked to the beach and hung out numerous times. It is also close to the canoe and kayak area where we launched our canoe one day but it was a liitle too windy to go far. We biked to the lighthouse which was only 1.5 miles away. We biked the surrounding area a well and it was so neat to see all of neat historic homes in the area as well as the boats in the marina. Downtown area is just a few miles away but was a nightmare to get to duing the holiday lights. The bathrooms in our area of the campground were very clean. Everyone camping seems very happy with the park and it was nice and quiet after 11pm. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this campground and facilities and look forward to coming back.
    Visited January 2021
    Written January 5, 2021
  • fossilprep
    Kissimmee, Florida142 contributions
    A nice but small state park
    I have visiting many of Florida's state parks, ASP is maintained equally nicely. The size is small, and quickly overpopulates to to the point of being too crowded. There is a nature trail that may be nice for city people, but for those of us who hike in nature, this nature trail is disappointing. There is a path from the watersports booth (about halfway down the mail drive), which offers an opportunity to do some casual birding. When I was there, there were 50 or more people hammering away at oysters that line the inner waterway, preventing birds from coming too close to shore. The gift shop had sparse merchendise, they also sold simple food, although I did not make any orders. The beach was beautiful, the most beautiful aspect of this state park were the dunes, which suggest how all of Florida's shorelines should appear.
    Visited December 2020
    Written January 1, 2021
  • Navigate09646046152
    Hollywood, Florida1 contribution
    BEAUTIFUL OCEAN STATE PARK
    Waited a number of months to obtain a camp site at this popular NE Florida state park. With the help of "WANDERINGLABS.COM" we reserved site 62 which is a flat sand based site with tree cover and a fire ring tucked into a seclude back area of the site. We traveled on our bikes all over the park, and found that the pristine beach was easy6 to ride to and enjoy. The park is very close to St. Augustine, go out the parks front gate and turn right and over a bridge. Once over the bridge make a right turn and drive to the FORT'S parking lot. From this parking lot the old town of St. Augustine is walkable. It rained on us very hard one night, but we still could still hear the concert in the St. Augustine amphitheater. The bank was lead by two sons of "The Allman Brothers Band" Lead guitar then another son on the drums. The concert went on even in the heavy rain. The parks facilities are well maintained and clean, the park store has some of what you would need. Enjoy, we will be back.
    Visited March 2021
    Written April 4, 2021
  • Caleb S
    Ellisville, Mississippi42 contributions
    Good Beach Access
    We decided to go to the beach here. It was very well equipped with a gift shop and bath house and beach showers. The walkway was very convenient to get out to the beach. The sand was surprising because it had more shells than anticipated. The water was not as clear as we had hoped, but we really didn't know what to expect. It was still a nice beach that was not too severely crowded. Worth the eight bucks per vehicle (eight bucks for two or more people, 4 bucks for a solo).
    Visited June 2021
    Written June 19, 2021
  • radar643
    Minden, Canada1,186 contributions
    A Scenic Educational Relaxing Place....
    The title sums up how I feel about this state park. The waves as they break from the Atlantic onto the beach are so relaxing and calming. Several educational tours lasting between 1 and 2 hours occur during the month to learn about how nature preserves this beautiful area, can destroy it and rebuild it again. The fauna and flora are amazing....to learn how they co-exist to support each other in this type of environment. Washrooms, snack shop, rentals and camping are available.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled solo
    Written April 4, 2020
  • wenrae205
    Winchester, Virginia121 contributions
    Lots of Parking and Clean Beaches
    We were pleasantly surprised at how clean the beach is! This park is definitely worth the $8 entrance fee. We felt like we had the beach to ourselves. Everyone was distanced apart just enough to you the space you needed to enjoy your visit. The beach was in a high tide warning when we arrived, and you are warned that there is not a lifeguard on duty. There is a bit of a hike from the parking lot to the beach, but easy enough to bring a stroller, wagon, or just carry your beach supplies without much of an issue.
    Visited July 2021
    Written July 28, 2021
  • Curt K
    New Castle, Delaware1,590 contributions
    "Just a Walk in the Park"
    While visiting St Augustine, FL, my wife and I ventured off to the Anastasia State Park to hike the Dunes Trail. This is a short loop (less than a mile) through mostly flat terrain and shaded. During our walk, we saw different species of butterflies and "geckos". We crossed a small bridge and noticed activity on the muddy bottom. At first we could not figure out what these creatures were and then my wife determined that they were very small crabs, carrying something. This was a very nice hike and provided needed exercise. Do it yourself.
    Visited June 2021
    Written June 16, 2021
  • Buddie98
    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania51 contributions
    Take in a Ranger Tour!
    Anastasia State Park is a beautiful place to camp and spend time on the beach. But also take advantage of tours offered by the park rangers. Rangers Billy and Mary led an informational and fun marsh tour to see both flora and fauna. Easy walk to the estuary and hammock areas. The tour is free but there is an $8 admission per vehicle to the park.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 3, 2020
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fossilprep
Kissimmee, FL142 contributions
Dec 2020
I have visiting many of Florida's state parks, ASP is maintained equally nicely. The size is small, and quickly overpopulates to to the point of being too crowded. There is a nature trail that may be nice for city people, but for those of us who hike in nature, this nature trail is disappointing. There is a path from the watersports booth (about halfway down the mail drive), which offers an opportunity to do some casual birding. When I was there, there were 50 or more people hammering away at oysters that line the inner waterway, preventing birds from coming too close to shore. The gift shop had sparse merchendise, they also sold simple food, although I did not make any orders. The beach was beautiful, the most beautiful aspect of this state park were the dunes, which suggest how all of Florida's shorelines should appear.
Written January 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Navigate09646046152
Hollywood, FL1 contribution
Mar 2021
Waited a number of months to obtain a camp site at this popular NE Florida state park. With the help of "WANDERINGLABS.COM" we reserved site 62 which is a flat sand based site with tree cover and a fire ring tucked into a seclude back area of the site.
We traveled on our bikes all over the park, and found that the pristine beach was easy6 to ride to and enjoy.
The park is very close to St. Augustine, go out the parks front gate and turn right and over a bridge. Once over the bridge make a right turn and drive to the FORT'S parking lot. From this parking lot the old town of St. Augustine is walkable.
It rained on us very hard one night, but we still could still hear the concert in the St. Augustine amphitheater. The bank was lead by two sons of "The Allman Brothers Band" Lead guitar then another son on the drums. The concert went on even in the heavy rain.
The parks facilities are well maintained and clean, the park store has some of what you would need.
Enjoy, we will be back.
Written April 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Caleb S
Ellisville, MS42 contributions
Jun 2021
We decided to go to the beach here. It was very well equipped with a gift shop and bath house and beach showers. The walkway was very convenient to get out to the beach. The sand was surprising because it had more shells than anticipated. The water was not as clear as we had hoped, but we really didn't know what to expect. It was still a nice beach that was not too severely crowded. Worth the eight bucks per vehicle (eight bucks for two or more people, 4 bucks for a solo).
Written June 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

radar643
Minden, Canada1,186 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
The title sums up how I feel about this state park. The waves as they break from the Atlantic onto the beach are so relaxing and calming. Several educational tours lasting between 1 and 2 hours occur during the month to learn about how nature preserves this beautiful area, can destroy it and rebuild it again. The fauna and flora are amazing....to learn how they co-exist to support each other in this type of environment. Washrooms, snack shop, rentals and camping are available.
Written April 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

wenrae205
Winchester, VA121 contributions
Jul 2021
We were pleasantly surprised at how clean the beach is! This park is definitely worth the $8 entrance fee. We felt like we had the beach to ourselves. Everyone was distanced apart just enough to you the space you needed to enjoy your visit. The beach was in a high tide warning when we arrived, and you are warned that there is not a lifeguard on duty. There is a bit of a hike from the parking lot to the beach, but easy enough to bring a stroller, wagon, or just carry your beach supplies without much of an issue.
Written July 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Curt K
New Castle, DE1,590 contributions
Jun 2021
While visiting St Augustine, FL, my wife and I ventured off to the Anastasia State Park to hike the Dunes Trail. This is a short loop (less than a mile) through mostly flat terrain and shaded. During our walk, we saw different species of butterflies and "geckos". We crossed a small bridge and noticed activity on the muddy bottom. At first we could not figure out what these creatures were and then my wife determined that they were very small crabs, carrying something. This was a very nice hike and provided needed exercise. Do it yourself.
Written June 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Buddie98
Kennett Square, PA51 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Anastasia State Park is a beautiful place to camp and spend time on the beach. But also take advantage of tours offered by the park rangers. Rangers Billy and Mary led an informational and fun marsh tour to see both flora and fauna. Easy walk to the estuary and hammock areas. The tour is free but there is an $8 admission per vehicle to the park.
Written March 3, 2020
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Memaw & Papa
Social Circle, GA163 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
My husband and I loved our stay at Anastasia State Park on Conquina loop. I would give it 5 stars, but the hike through the woods to get to the bathroom (which was mediocre) at night running into spiders and critters is not so fun. Also, we went for a sunset stroll which was BEAUTIFUL, but at the end we got ate up with sand fleas bites which I’m still recovering from 4 days later. Would I go again? Yes, but I would be more prepared and reserve closer to the bathroom and bring bug spray for the beach walks at night. Oh and if you are afraid of lizards, this is not a place you would like to visit.
Written May 16, 2021
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scp427
Buffalo, NY421 contributions
May 2021
We spent 2 wks in spot 129 with our fifth wheel. It was an amazing private site. We loved the coquin loops proximity to the beach. There’s a gate nearby that leads to the neighborhood that borders the park. My daughter rented a house there so it was convenient to visit back & forth with our bikes.
We biked this whole park & spent multiple days at the beach. We even rode our bikes all the way to the point. It’s easier if you have fat tire bikes.
We fished & had dinner of whiting one night. We kayaked once but all we caught was oysters.
We really enjoyed this park. It felt safe & was quiet. There’s a bait shop within bike riding distance & also a seafood market with great fresh seafood.
My only complaint is the broken washer in our loop. We had to bike our dirty laundry to another loop to wash our clothes. That was inconvenient. I was told most loops either have a broken washer or dryer.
There’s an amphitheater bordering the park where they have some great concerts & there’s a gate to get there from the campground. We would’ve gone if it wasn’t a pandemic. We couldn’t hear the concert from our camper.
We loved this campground & will probably return someday.
Written May 9, 2021
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Matt S
Humble, TX514 contributions
Jun 2021
i recommend this park just for the beaches, but there is plenty else to do

Its $8 a car to get in. There is plenty of parking but you will have a hike to get from the lot to the beach.....lots of boardwalk to get over the dune and onto the sand.

The beach is deep (meaning lots of sand to get to the water) but very clean and not crowded at all.
Quiet day at the beach.

My daughter opted to spend a couple of hours paddle boarding when we first got there, It was $20 for an hour.....whcih isnt bad compared to other places we have been.
Written July 5, 2021
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