Best Beach in St Augustine: Our Top Picks

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St. Augustine features 42 miles of pristine beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you're looking for a relaxing spot to sunbathe with your favorite book or prefer to be out on the water windsurfing or kayaking, St. Augustine beaches offer something for all travelers. Book a stay in one of our Creston House vacation rentals in St. Augustine and you're just steps away from the sand.

Stay in one of our oceanfront rentals where you can rise to the sound of the crashing waves, but all of our units are ideal for those wishing to take advantage of our beaches during your stay. There are plenty of spots to unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and here are just a few of our favorite beaches in St. Augustine. 

Anastasia State Park

Anastasia State Park features 1,600 acres of beach, forest, tidal salt marshes, and more. This park is the crown jewel of Northeast Florida and offers tons of opportunities for recreation. You can go hiking, swimming, paddleboarding, sailboarding, hiking, fishing, and more.  

Butler Beach

Located on Anastasis Island, Butler Beach is the perfect family-friendly beach. This wide-open beach has amenities, including barbecue grills, picnic pavilions, restrooms, showers, and parking. You can access Butler Beach from the Frank B. Butler County Park, taking Mary Street Beach ramp for $10 a car. There is a lifeguard on-duty during peak season. 

Cresent Beach

Cresent Beach is located south of St. Augustine Beach and is a wide, hard-packed sand beach. This stretch of coastline is perfect for bike rides, frisbee, beach volleyball, and long walks. There are also plenty of opportunities for watersports like boogie boarding, swimming, and surfing. From March 1 to Labor Day, there is minimal vehicle access at the Crescent Beach Ramp to drive on the beach.

Mickler Beach

Mickler Beach is located on the southern end of Ponte Vedra Beach, and just north of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve. This beach has a full range of amenities, including restrooms, showers, a pavilion picnic area, grills, and seasonal lifeguards. Dogs on leashes are even welcome here! During the peak season (March - September), there is on-beach driving access for a fee. 

Book Your Saint Augustine Vacation at Creston House

Creston House is one of the best St Augustine oceanfront resorts, and it's the perfect home base for your adventure in the Nation's Oldest City. Book oceanfront rentals at Creston House or search our entire inventory of condo rentals. Creston House features a newly renovated pool, private beach boardwalk, and in-unit amenities to make you feel at home. Contact us directly or book your beach getaway online!