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Anastasia State Park includes more than 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 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 State Park has 139 camping sites for RVs and tents. Sites are located in the hammock forest, away from blowing sand and salt spray, but most are within easy bicycling or walking distance from the beach. Hammock plants provide visual privacy between most sites, which vary from 10 feet to 40 feet. ADA accessible sites are available.
All sites have electricity and water, a picnic table, an in-ground grill and a fire ring. A communal dump station is free for park campers. Please put your trash in the compactor near the entrance to the campgrounds. Pets are allowed in all areas of the park except the restrooms and beach. Pets must be on a leash that is no longer than 6 feet at all times.
Anastasia also offers the Bedtime Story Camper Lending Library of picture books for campers aged four to nine. Ask to check out a book from the Ranger Station.
Maximum RV length = 40 ft.
Amenities & Services
- BBQ Grill
- Beach Shower House
- Bike Riding / Rentals
- Bird Watching
- Body Surfing
- Campfire Programs
- Campground Store
- Canoeing / Rentals
- Clothes Line Post
- Comfort Station
- Covered Group Structure
- Dump Station
- Electric Hook Ups
- Fire Rings
- Fish Cleaning Station
- Fishing Supplies
- Flushing Toilet
- Group Picnic Shelters
- Historic Trails
- Hot Showers
- Information Station
- Interpretive Programs
- Interpretive Trails
- Nature Programs
- Nature Trails
- Nature Viewing Area
- Park Attendant
- Paved Roads
- Pay Telephone
- Picnic Area
- Picnic Tables
- Pressurized Water
- Recycling Center
- Restroom (Flush Toilets & Hot Showers)
- Small Store
- Special Event Area
- Water Faucets
- Water Fountains
- Wildlife Viewing
Season: Year Round.
Anastasia State Park Campground Best Campsites: 4, 55, 66, 80, 111, 114.
Location – Directions
Anatasia State Park
1340-A State Road A1A South
St. Augustine, Florida 32080
Anastasia is located 1.5 miles north of State Road 312 on State Road A1A, less than 5 miles south of St. Augustine.
From I-95 take exit 311. Go east on State Road 207. Turn right on State Road 312. Turn left on A1A. Travel approx. 1.5 miles north to main park entrance. Turn right after The Surf Station.
From US-1 turn east onto State Road 312. Turn north (left) on A1A. Travel approx 1.5 miles north to main park entrance. Turn right after The Surf Station.
Points of Interest & Attractions
Anastasia's beautiful beach attracts walkers, joggers, fishermen, birders, and nature-lovers. Quality beach breaks and seasonally warm water draw surfers and kayakers.
A designated swimming area is lifeguarded from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but swimmers should always exercise caution, whether a lifeguard is present or not. Swimming in tidal or ocean areas always presents some degree of danger, including the threat of rip currents. Always heed advice or warnings posted for your protection.
The beach is open to bicyclists and pedestrians, but not to motorized vehicles. Beach wheelchairs are available upon request at no charge. No pets are allowed on the beach--"It's for the birds! "
Over 4 miles of beach and several miles of park roads, some with bike lanes, are available for bicycling. You can rent bicycles at Island Beach Shop and Grill inside Anastasia State Park.
Salt Run, a tidal salt marsh, is a kayaker's delight. Catamarans and non-motorized boats may also enjoy the area. Operators of motorized craft, please obey signs, follow regulations, and keep your speed very slow (trawling) to preserve the habitat and for the safety of visitors and wildlife. Jet skis are not allowed.
CANOEING & KAYAKING
Salt Run, a tidal salt marsh, is a canoer's delight. Rentals are available at Anastasia Watersports, located inside Anastasia State Park. Call (904)460-9111 for further information.
CONCESSION & RESTAURANT
Island Beach Shop and Grill--for all your food, drinks, camping and beach going needs. Open 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call 904.461.9322 for further information.
The fishing area on Salt Run features a fish identification kiosk, a monofilament disposal bin, and a fish-cleaning station! Waters off the north end of the park are also popular. If you come ashore onto the park during your fishing adventure, please avoid the delicate marsh and fragile dunes. Please take all trash with you, as garbage is harmful to wildlife and is unsightly. Thank you!
Nature trails meander through the ancient dunes shaded by hammock forests. Ask for brochures about birds found in Anastasia State Park so you can identify as you go! 4.5 miles of beach (one way) can give hikers a real work out and the opportunity to spot numerous birds and even dolphins or other whales! Just remember you might be walking up-wind on the way home! The nature trails are mostly flat, but some spots are hilly, narrow or have stairs.
Get a preview of the park's birds, fish, and ecological zones at informative kiosks! Learn about sea turtles, the endangered Anastasia Island Beach Mouse, and how to help our threatened shore birds!
Please come by and enjoy our picnic facilities. Anastasia State Park has three picnic areas. Hilltop picnic area, close to the marsh and the ocean, features several covered picnic tables and a restroom. Windsurf Picnic Pavilion, by the marsh, and Sea Turtle Picnic Pavilion, close to the ocean, are available to rent at $79.50 to $100 (plus tax) per day. Contact our Ranger Station at (904) 461-2033 to reserve a pavilion, or if you have any additional questions about our picnic facilities. Consumption of alcohol beverages is prohibited, except campers may consume alcoholic beverages within their campsites.
Anastasia State Park offers three playgrounds. Two are convenient to the campground loops and one is available to all visitors in the beach access area.
Anastasia State Park hosts some of the better surfing on the east coast of Florida. Four miles of beach break allow visitors to spread out if they like. Blowhole and Middles still attract surfers willing to make the walk or bike ride, but quality beach break is available for the length of the park.
Surfers wear trunks or bathing suits in the summer months, but water and air temperatures may make a full wetsuit desirable in late fall, winter and early spring. Ocean and beach equipment can be rented from Island Joe's Camp Store and Tropical Grille, right in the park by the beach, and local surf shops abound to help visitors, as well.
A designated swimming area at the beach access ramp behind Island Beach Shop and Grill is lifeguarded from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but swimmers should always exercise caution, whether a lifeguard is present or not. Swimming in tidal or ocean areas always presents some degree of danger, including the threat of rip currents. Always heed advice or warnings posted for your protection.
Anastasia State Park is great place to see birds, marsh life, and even whales or other sea creatures. Windsurf Picnic Area and the beach boardwalk over the marsh provide beautiful vistas of wildlife habitat.
We have recycling containers in all common use areas for glass, aluminum and plastic. The Friends of Anastasia sponsor these sites.
This activity is also known as geocaching. There are more than 10 geocaches and an Earth Cache hidden at Anastasia State Park.