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Saint Augustine Beach

North Florida, FL, USA

Description

You can never go wrong with the beach. Although the beaches in the north of Florida (starting around Cocoa Beach) have more particles in the air that make the sky less clear, they are still pretty, full of birds and blessed with a cool breeze. The sand at Saint Augustine Beach is unusual because it contains red flecks. This delights kids! The entry to the water is shallow for a long time so kids can usually play at the shore without worrying about big waves. 
People are allowed to drive their 4 X 4 automobiles to park on the sand- this is kind of tacky I think. Beaches should be left pristine and the dunes protected.
There are quite a few overweight people on this beach.
There is a cafe with a great patio overlooking the dunes called Beachcomber Restaurant. Kids can play with shovels and buckets in a sand pit while you eat!
Another beach in St. Augustine is Vilano Beach.
After enjoying the beach, walk around beautiful old town St. Augustine, an 18 minute drive away.

Photo Gallery


View of the amazing black and white diagonally striped Saint Augustine lighthouse, on the way to the beach.

Bright green umbrellas on the patio of Beachcomber Restaurant.

A wonderful place to sit, outside by the sand dunes, at Beachcomber Restaurant.

Take a Toy, Leave a Toy. You can play in the white sand here!

Amazing sky.

People enjoying the shoreline.

Family biking on the beach!

Shells in the sand at the shore. The sand is a great color!

Directions

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St. Augustine Beach is located at A St, St. Augustine FL 32080. Here you can drive your car onto the sand to park if it's got 4-wheel drive. Otherwise, it's pretty hard to find parking- drive around the neighborhood till you find a spot.
Beachcomber Restaurant, 2 A St, St. Augustine FL 32080, call (904) 471-3744. A man will help find a parking spot for you if you go to the restaurant.
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