Recently voted by ReserveAmerica.com as #6 of the Top 100 Family Campgrounds, Anastasia State Park in my book could easily be number one. This gorgeous state park has plenty to offer kids, adults and everyone in between, plenty of fun in the sun on Florida’s east coast. With the multitude of adventures outside of the park in downtown St. Augustine, Florida and the wide range of outdoor activities inside the park, you and your family are sure to have the time of your lives in this top Florida beach destination.
Anastasia State Park is home to 1,600+ acres of pristine beach, salt marsh, hammocks and ocean perfect for swimming, fishing, boating and tons of other outdoor fun. Windsurfers, kite boarders, surfers, kayakers and kite flyers are always at this area of St. Augustine’s most popular beach destination. Locals and tourists alike come here year round for adventures like no where else in Florida.
With so much to do, it’s not hard to see why so many people come to this area and camp overnight. This 139 site full facility campground is always full and reservations are often booked through the holidays up to the 11 month maximum. Finding a site here can be tough, so reservations are a must. Call ahead at (800) 326-3521 or visit ReserveAmerica.com to book this popular campground in advance.
Surfing and swimming is always popular here, even when the weather cools down. Surfers often are seen in the water in wetsuits, even when winters cold winds blow. Blowhole and Middles are two popular surf spots that require a little walk down the beach, but have some of the best surf areas on the northeast Florida coast. Swimmers and surfers should beware! While lifeguards are present most of the year, it can be dangerous when rip currents are at their extreme. Check the lifeguard station signs for current conditions before entering the water.
Even if you don’t get into the water, there is still much to do at Anastasia State Park. Hiking and biking along the trails and paths within the park are in constant use. The nature trails explore the upper hammocks and dunes, while the beaches provide flatland (but often windy) hiking and biking opportunities. Dolphins, seabirds and even whales are a common site at Anastasia State Park.
For directions, fees and other information about this great north Florida state park, visit the website here.