St. Augustine Beach
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Mary H
St. Augustine, FL38 contributions
Aug 2022
We really loved St. Augustine (Old City) but quickly found out, unless you're good at saying no every 5 seconds to aggressive homeless people, you'll have a lousy time. You don;t have that problem at St. Auggy Beach. This is our new go to.
Written August 11, 2022
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stuckon75
Atlanta, GA216 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
The prettiest sunrise I’ve ever seen. Different every morning. Take a chair and a cup of coffee and enjoy. Or get your walking shoes on.
Dog friendly. I don’t have a dog but if I did, I would vacation here.
Surfers love the waves early in the morning about 7:00 am and starting again at 5:30 pm. We love watching them in the after dinner.
Butt friendly. If you love wearing a thong, this is the place for you.
This is My happy place. So peaceful and quiet. If you’re looking for relaxation, you’ve come to the right place.
Written August 11, 2022
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Nomad23
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL7 contributions
Dec 2019
Beautiful beach , and you can drive on and park, unload and spend the day. You need to pay for driving onto the beach and the parking fills up quickly on most weekends. Bring your own food and beverages, no where within walking distance on most of the beach to buy food and drinks. No public bathrooms other than portable potty.
Written October 17, 2020
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Matt S
Humble, TX512 contributions
Jun 2021
Enjoyed this beach - we had gone to the beach at the Anastasia park earlier. The public beach did not have the long walk over the dune, so if you were carting loads of stuff....that could be a consideration. Public parking seems to be limited per area, but there are several areas to choose from along the beach.

The beach itself is beautiful white sand - not many rocks or shells. The day we were there it was a strong current and there were lifeguards posted.
Written July 5, 2021
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teenakay51
Muscle Shoals, AL99 contributions
Mar 2021
We drove over and parked for free in the St Augustine Beach parking lot. The beach access was easy. There were public restrooms nearby and were very clean. A splash pad and play ground for kids was also free. There were plenty of restaurants to walk to. We paid a small fee and enjoyed walking and watching people from the county pier.
Written March 20, 2021
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Shelly C
Bethlehem, PA122 contributions
Jul 2020
This beach is beautiful! We were here in the middle of the summer and it never felt overly crowded. The water was the perfect temperature and with the sandbar we were able to go out pretty far. The waves were perfect for riding though there was a strong current. It was pretty rough for smaller children. They seemed content in the shallows, though. Even puppy dogs enjoyed their time. Overall a great family beach!

Written July 25, 2020
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Lauren T
Knoxville, TN27 contributions
Mar 2021
We have been to Seacrest, Panama City, Gulf Shores, and Hernando Beach/County areaa, and St. Augustine may be my new favorite. The sand is coarser, but the kids found lots of small shells and a shark tooth. The lack of high rises makes the area much more relaxing and family friendly than so many other beachfront communities. The beach is not crowded, and the quaint old city atmosphere is filled with history and charm. We only had 2 nights, 1 full day, an evening, and a morning to stay in the area. The weather was cool, but the beach was still beautiful and enjoyable. The gulls were not as obnoxious as some, the surf was fun for my boys, who didn't mind getting wet in spite of the mid 60s minus windchill. The walk up toward the pier and state park was very enjoyable, and we saw very little trash on the beach. Condos, homes, and hotels are spaced apart so you can enjoy the dunes and the beach.
Written March 19, 2021
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Robert P
2 contributions
Oct 2020
This was our first visit to Salt Life and won't be my last. Upon entering the restaurant we were warmly greeted by the young ladies behind the counter and were promptly seated. Our server, Carley welcomed us, was very friendly and efficient. Our meals were brought in a reasonable amount of time and the food was very good. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Salt Life and I know when in the area again we will go back. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
Written October 2, 2020
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JFGainesville
Gainesville, FL2,131 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
The pier area has free public parking and fairly spacious restrooms. There’s a splash pad and playground for kids. The pier has low rates for visitors, and corn dogs, peanuts and packaged ice cream treats in the gift shop. The beach is very wide and sandy. There are some awkward steps to get to the beach; not handicap friendly.
Written July 24, 2021
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Tim R
Raleigh, NC623 contributions
May 2022
very crowded on the Saturday we went. Beach is wide and easy to walk on. Can't believe the cars that were parked on the top of the beach near the dunes--lined up for over one mile. fair amount of restaurants on the main street just off the beach
Written May 16, 2022
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