The beaches of St. Augustine are a short drive from downtown. There you will find a short pier
extending into the Atlantic Ocean, as well as fishing and surfing. At nearby Anastasia State Park you can enjoy camping, nature trails, beach time, water sports, and an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to create the nearby fortress, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Anastasia State Park, located just south of historic St. Augustine on Anastasia Island, has 4 miles of pristine beach, a tidal salt marsh, and maritime and upland hammock.
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