Anastasia State Park
Student groups exploring their options around the historic Oldest City of St. Augustine will want to spent a day at the shore at wonderful and well-maintained Anastasia State Park, featuring 4 miles of clean, white sand, peppered with tiny shells along the water’s edge and plenty of elbow room to just get out and revel in the peaceful, unspoiled surroundings; the beach, itself is rarely crowded.
Visitors to the popular 1600 acre refuge on the Great Florida Birding Trail enjoy a satisfying array of outdoor activities including sunbathing, beachcombing, swimming, picnicking, fishing, windsurfing, hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and boating; Anastasia Watersports equipment rentals ensures those spontaneous urges to hit the water won’t go unserved and bicycle rentals are also available.
The park’s spotless, 139-site full-facility campground serves up all the amenities, including a concession and convenience store, and is situated in a lush wooded area within easy bicycling or walking distance of the pristine beach. Informative kiosks acquaint you with area wildlife and nature trails meander through the park, inviting happy wanderers to strike out and explore the captivating maritime forest along wind-swept ancient sand dunes; local fishing is outstanding.