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Anastasia State Park

Anastasia State Park is located 1.5 miles from downtown St. Augustine on 1,700 acres, it was established in 1949. The Park provides visitors with a wide variety of recreational opportunities in scenic natural settings; it has a diversity of wildlife, birds and plants living in and around beaches, a tidal salt marsh, and an upland hammock.

Anastasia State Park welcomes thousands visitors from all over the world every year to enjoy its many natural wonders.

If you like to camp they have 139 camping sites for RVs and tents that are in the hammock forest which helps provide privacy between most sites and are within easy bicycling or walking distance from the beach.

Anastasia's four miles of beautiful beaches attract walkers, joggers, fishermen, surfers, kayakers, bicyclists and water sports enthusiasts. They have a designated swimming area that has a lifeguard on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day. If you need a wheelchair they are provided free of charge.

If you have a boat, kayak or canoe you have to check out Salt Run, a tidal salt marsh at the Park that is a perfect place for a leisurely day on the water. Motorized boats are allowed as long as the speed limits and regulations are obeyed but Jet skis are not allowed.

If you like to hike they have nature trails that meander through the dunes and are shaded by the hammock forest there. They also have a great archaeological site to visit, this is where the coquina rock that built nearby fortress, Castillo de San Marcos was mined.

Anastasia State Park has a place where you can find or rent most anything you’ll need to enjoy the Park it’s called Island Joe's camp store, rental shop, and grill. This is where you can get anything you’ll need for the beach, including beach chairs and umbrellas, you can also stock up on camping and fishing supplies. The food there is said to be very good as well. At Anastasia Watersports you can rent canoes, sailboards, paddleboats, and kayaks; they also give lessons on how to use some of them.

Anastasia State Park is a great place to spend the day as a family, camp for a few days or just go hang out at the beach, take a walk or spend some leisure time in the water.

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