Anastasia State Park is a park and campground near St. Augustine in St. John’s County. It is popular for its beaches and nature. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection runs it. The park is located on a peninsula on Anastasia Island across from Matanzas Bay. The state of Florida acquired it in 1949, and it is open to the public.
It features white sandy beaches and dunes. The park is open from 8 am to sundown 365 days a year. The fee is $8 a car to enter.
There are more than 1,600 acres of natural beach area in the park. Visitors can see maritime hammocks, ancient sand dunes, and tidal marshes. They can take a walk through the ancient dunes trail. There is also a boardwalk that goes to the beach.
Bird watchers can see a variety of species including osprey, eagles, roseate spoonbills and warblers. There are more than 195 species of birds.
More than 139 campsites are steps away from the beach.
Anastasia State Park has 4 miles of protected beach. The Island Beach Grill sells snacks and beverages and has WiFi for guests to use.
Anastasia Water Sports rents bikes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, canoes, and sailboats.
Visitors can learn about the history of the area at the interactive exhibit. It is home to the Old Spanish Coquina Quarries, which is where the coquina for the Castillo de San Marcos was mined.
Anastasia State Park has a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
There are many amenities at the park, including laundry facilities for the campers. Kids can play on the playground.
Anastasia State Park is a popular spot for swimming and sightseeing. Other popular activities are sunbathing, beachcombing, sailboarding, and water activities. It has plenty of nature for people to see and experience and preserve natural scenery.
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