Nature & parks in St. Augustine

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Nature & Parks in St. Augustine

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  • Peachezteachez
    Augusta, GA81 contributions
    This is my 3rd or 4th time visiting the Alligator Farm but it’s been a few years. This was my first time with my 2 granddaughters- 3 and 20 months. It was fun, but they were done after about an hour and a half. They were only interested in the alligators and crocodiles for a while and feeding them was fun. We arrived too late for the 12:00 show and they were ready to go before the 3:-show. The prices have increased and at $35 for each adult (x5) and $20 for the 3year old (under 2 was free) … it was quite an expensive trip. At that price point, I was hoping that they had added some other animals. I would recommend this for older kids… but don’t spend this kind of money on the toddlers.
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • TravelingBum52
    United States2,432 contributions
    We drove on the A1A from Ormond beach to Saint Augustine. It’s a beautiful ride. It took us about an hour and a half, stopping at various places.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Sophia H
    Daytona Beach Area, FL1 contribution
    I loved seeing the beautiful animals at this reserve. The staff was very knowledgeable and showed their great love and care for the animals. Some of the greatest wild animals to be seen up close, on this personal tour.
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • TravelingBum52
    United States2,432 contributions
    We visited a week after the hurricane. It was pretty empty. Just a few people walking around. Most things were closed to public
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Tina S
    Melbourne, FL5 contributions
    This small fortification, designed to protect the river passage to St. Augustine is another fine example of Florida's Spanish history. You have to travel by a FREE, yes free, ferry boat to the fort itself. Schedules vary so it's best to plan ahead. But you can view the fort in the distance from the visitor center area. There are also a few hiking trails and beach access at the park.
    Written October 29, 2022
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  • Frank Masters
    Lansdale, PA801 contributions
    My wife wanted to go here, and of course I agreed, being the husband that I am. My daughter and her son was with us. It’s very educational and even my 18-year-old grandson liked it, or he was being polite.

    They had a couple of shows too. One depicting how the stars were used for navigation from Europe to the newfound land, known then as Florida then. The other show was how the Spanish travel across America and settled in various parts of the continent.

    There was live cannon fire and of course, a tower to climb and some other attractions as well the fountain of youth. I had the water, I don’t feel any younger, but at least I tried.

    There was a good gift shop on site and a barbecue off site.
    Admission wasn’t cheap, but it’s off the list!
    Written October 25, 2022
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  • DesiraeMarie
    Crossville, TN193 contributions
    We were visiting St. Augustine and told that Vilano Beach was the best in the area so we headed over to check it out. It’s a beautiful beach, Hurricane Ian had blown through a few weeks prior and destroyed some of the boardwalks but the beach was lovely!
    Written October 23, 2022
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  • KateS
    Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States4,622 contributions
    Not much to this place, but certainly a nice reprieve from all the touristy stuff. This place introduced me to artists, & I subsequently learned more about them BECAUSE of the interest this park created. Only worth about a half hour of your time, but very pleasant & worth the stop.
    Written April 6, 2022
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  • justnoely
    Jacksonville, FL109 contributions
    Butler Beach is a favorite. Typically locals frequent this beach. It is less crowded. You can drive on the beach if you have 4x4 or park and walk over the wooden bridge that protects the dunes. If you're lucky you might see some turles sunning on the dunes from the walkover. There are no bathroom or showers at this location, but it is a great spot.
    Written May 17, 2020
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  • FRANCESCA B
    JACKSONVILLE129 contributions
    Finally got to visit, albeit in the rain, but it was a lovely time! Very small as noted, but Alex our Tour Guide is a rock star and was very informative and friendly. Very nicely set up, easy parking, got some souvenirs at the gift shop. Spent about an hour and enjoyed it. can not wait to watch them grow!
    Written July 28, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,314 contributions
    It's a nice green square in the center of the old town. Unfortunately a bit congested with foot traffic and car traffic. So one rushes through it, too bad since it is simple and sweet.
    Written December 5, 2019
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  • Breezy-N-Wheezy
    Sarasota, FL261 contributions
    This park has a nice campground with great rates still pretty close to St Augustine. I don't think there are any full hookups available, but the sites are large and well spaced with many trees between sites. The bathrooms were pretty worn, but serviceable; the campground has a closure coming up so hopefully it is to upgrade the bathrooms. A few shorter trails around, access to fishing dock, wouldn't guess you are just a few minutes from I95.
    Written May 20, 2018
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  • The Adventure Team
    10 contributions
    Quiet and serene. Bay side beautiful sunsets beach side amazing sunrises. Best of both worlds. Take a ride down the coast and swim with the Dolphins only 10 minutes away. Close to everything but far from the crowds. Rent a beach house and unwind in this wonderland. My husband and I stayed at Sea Horse Haven right at the beach. Shelling is amazing.!!
    Written August 21, 2022
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  • Wakko R
    St. Augustine, FL125 contributions
    The Lincolnville Museum located at 102 MLK is really a great educational experience for the entire family.

    The exhibit encompasses the civil rights movement and the passions of a community that dates back to 1863. Worth the visit.
    Written December 22, 2019
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  • ColetteOldham
    29 contributions
    This is a beautiful little playground nestled under large trees that provide wonderful shade from the Saint Augustine sun!

    Sadly, the carousel that stood here for many years was removed.

    The park is still a lovely place for families with young children. It is handicapped accessible. There are picnic tables available for use.

    Nearby, the Saint Johns Public Library offers restrooms and air conditioning, if needed.

    We have loved this park for many years!
    Written October 26, 2021
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