Anastasia State Park covers 1,600 acres, featuring four miles of pristine beach, a tidal salt marsh, and a maritime and upland hammock. There is also an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to create the nearby fortress, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. At Anastasia State Park you can enjoy camping, beachcombing, swimming, picnicking, fishing, windsurfing, hiking, wildlife viewing, boating and more. Anastasia's full-facility campground, including 139 campsites, is located in a wooded area within easy bicycling or walking distance of the beach. A self-guided nature trail takes hikers through a maritime hammock on ancient sand dunes, and anglers have the opportunity to haul in the big catch.
Anastasia Watersports rents canoes, sailboards, paddleboats, and kayaks. Lessons on various water sports are available.
Call (904) 460-9111 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia/ for more information.
29.5 miles: heading south on the byway.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park incorporated in 1908, is one of the oldest commercial tourist attractions in Florida. www.alligatorfarm.com
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum is the site of the oldest aid to navigation in North America. The lighthouse is St. Augustine's oldest surviving brick structure, rising 165 feet above sea level and containing 219 steps. www.staugustinelighthouse.com
32.5miles – St. Augustine Beach
(full facilities available)
36.5 miles – Butler Beach State Park
38 miles – Crescent Beach
Points Of Interest
- Ponte Vedra Beach
- Bird Island Park
- Mickler’s Landing
- Guana Tolomato Matanzas
- Guana Tolomato Matanzas Environmental Ed Center
- Nease Beachfront Park
- Vilano Beach
- Colonial St. Augustine
- St. Augustine
- The Flagler Factor
- America’s Tourism Capital 1890-1930
- Anastasia Island
- Fort Matanzas – National Monument
- Marineland and UF Whitney Lab
- Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
- Malacompra Plantation Archaeological Site
- Betty Steflik Memorial Reserve
- Flagler Beach Pier
- Gamble Rogers Memorial State Park