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“Camped July 11, 2013 for three nights and it was great!”

Anastasia State Park
Ranked #17 of 190 things to do in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We camped at site 8 and it was beautiful! It was out first time visiting and we drove down from Virginia. Very clean and quite. The site next to us (7) had trouble with raccoon's but we didn't. No snakes either but the birds were nesting and very loud at night. We camp at a lot of State Parks on the east coast and this one is by far the best. Everyone was very friendly and informative. The beach was great. Not many people there during our stay. There is a neat little shell sand bar that you can see at low tide. You can scoop tons of shells out. When the tide comes in it forms a tidal pool that a lot of young kids played in until it is under water and the surf comes in.The park is close to most of the attractions. I would recommend this park to everyone!

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

My boys and I camped in site 9 for four nights from June 24th to June 28th, 2013. The site was fully shaded by trees. The site had a picnic table, fire ring with grilling grate, electricity, and water...plus plenty of space. The beach concession has good food if you don't want to cook during the day, beer and other drinks for the adults to drink if desired, WiFi, and rents soft top surfboards and boogie boards. The surfboards and boogie need to be replaced, but for kids or adults just learning they would be fine. At the time of my trip, boogie board rental was $8.00 for the day ( you could buy a new one at the Walmart 3 miles away for $10-$25, and surfboard rental was $25 for the day. The beach is beautiful with sand dunes, sea oats, and plenty of space and not much of a crowd. A lifeguard is available for most of the day directly in front of the path to the beach. Wonderful place on the beach and only a couple of miles from the Old City of St Augustine!

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Camped for the night here.It was a wonderful experience.The ranger that checked us in was very informative and gave us a detailed map of the whole campsite.The campground is divided into loops and each has a number of camping spots and within that loop is an ablution block. Within the park is a lovely beach where you swim or rent bicycles,They also have a small store. There is an entrance fee if you are making a day of it. We will definetly be returning.

1  Thank lesley k
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

It's $8 to get in, but that keeps the crowds down compared to Vilano Beach. 4th of July weekend, the parking lot was full, but there was plenty of space on the beach for everyone. The earlier you get there the less walking you have to do.

Thank Thomas Y
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

$8.00 fee to enter,after a 2hr.visit the beach was closed due to bad weather & we returned the next day.Explained to security & asked for a discount on 2nd visit....NO ! another $8.00...all & all very nice beach w/8 mi. round trip walk distance.Picnic tables w/grills available,store & shower/bath rms.

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