St Augustine Beach is situated just to the south of the historic city of St Augustine on the north east coast of Florida, and a little way south of Florida’s largest city, Jacksonville. The highlight of this ocean-side town is obviously the beach, but this is also a great place to visit if you want to combine relaxation with sightseeing and recreation as there’s plenty of this within reach of your St Augustine Beach self catering accommodation!
Miles upon miles of powdery sand and attractive dunes await you when you stay in accommodation in St Augustine Beach. The beach is the major selling point of holiday homes in the area, and makes a great alternative to larger seaside resorts along the coasts of the United States. There’s plenty to do here but it’s not too busy or touristy! Enjoy water sports from the beach – the surf here is said to be amazing, and if you’ve never been surfing before why not get a few lessons from one of the surf shops? Fishing is great too, whether it’s just off the coast or deep sea. On dry land, you can enjoy golfing, or visit the nearby Anastasia State Park where you can go bike riding, windsurfing, fishing and more.
Self catering accommodation in St Augustine Beach is in a great location to be able to enjoy many different attractions. The historic city of St Augustine is just minutes away. Established in 1565 this is the oldest continually inhabited European city in the continental US! The city is adorned with beautiful buildings showing the Spanish influence of the first inhabitants here, including the city hall. There’s the Castillo de San Marcos fort, Florida’s oldest house, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, Fort Mose Historic State Park, Flagler College, and more. As well as the specific attractions you can also enjoy the historic shopping district, restaurants, and entertainment too.
When the bigger city beckons, Jacksonville is only about an hour’s drive from your St Augustine Beach self catering accommodation, and there is of course plenty more to see and do here.
All throughout the year you can enjoy a visit to holiday homes in St Augustine Beach due to the warm humid subtropical climate here. Hot and humid summers are the norm, great for enjoying lazy days on the beach, and with the mild winter weather too the beach, golfing, fishing and more are still very appealing!
The nearby city of St Augustine has its own airport though this is only small and does not handle international flights. The closest large airport to your self catering accommodation in St Augustine Beach is Jacksonville International Airport, about 75 minutes drive away. You can connect through to here from cities such as New York, Washington and Atlanta from numerous destinations in Europe.