I have been to several beaches in Florida and this was one of my favorites. The sand when you first stepped into it was white and soft. Then it gradually went to a sand which is more firm and good for playing and building. You didn't have sand flying everywhere or sticking to you. The water was beautiful, dolphins swimming nearby. I was able to run on the beach and also push my jogging stroller with my son with no problem at all. I will definately return to the beautiful beaches of St. Augustine!