Kayak, Paddlboard and Sail at Anastasia Watersports,

the best place in St. Augustine to relax and enjoy nature!

Child Kayak Launch Anastasia State Park


For an unforgettable adventure, rent one of our kayaks. We offer single as well as double kayaks, so you can fly solo or share the experience. All of our kayaks come equipped with back supporting seats to ensure your comfort.

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Priced by the hour:
1hr. / 2 hr. / 4 hr.

Kayak (single):
$20 / $35 / $50

Kayak (double):
$30 / $40 / $50

Open Daily Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Monday-Friday: Last kayak out at 4 pm. All kayaks must be back by 5 pm.

Saturday-Sunday: Last kayak out at 5 pm. All kayaks must be back by 6 pm.



No experience is necessary to enjoy this fun and popular activity. In fact, on the gentle waters of Salt Run, there is no better place to try it out. Come appreciate nature and wildlife as you improve balance, stamina and strength. SUPs are designed to be used by one person and cannot accommodate two people.

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Priced by the hour:
1hr. / 2 hr. / 4 hr.

Stand Up Paddle Board:
$20/ $30 / $60


Open Daily Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Monday-Friday: Last SUP out at 4 pm. All SUPs must be back by 5 pm.

Saturday-Sunday: Last SUP out at 5 pm. All SUPs must be back by 6 pm.



A combination of calm waters and steady winds make Salt Run the perfect place to set sail. Our Aqua Finn sailboats seat up to two, making this a fun adventure. For your safety, renting this watercraft requires previous sailing experience. Sailboats are available 2 hours before and after high tide.

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Priced by the hour:
1 hour $35

2 hours $45

3 hours $55

(Seats up to 2)

Open daily Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm.

All Aqua Finn sailboats must be returned by 5pm Monday-Friday and 6pm Saturday-Sunday.

Summer Camps
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Summer Camps

Downloadable Registration Form – Summer Camps Registration PDF

Anastasia Watersports Summer Camp offers a different aquatic activity every day where campers learn the basics of kayaking and stand up paddleboard. Hikes through the salt marsh and beach introduce campers to the amazing bio-diversity that lies within Anastasia State Park. There are crafts, scavenger hunts and fun-filled water games. Designed for children 9-12 years, our goal is for campers to learn basic paddling skills, develop a life-long love of watersports and an appreciation for the complex ecology of our oceans, estuaries and tidal marshes.

Our camp counselors are experienced instructors who love sharing their passion for watersports and their love of the very special ecosystem that exists within the boundaries of Anastasia State Park. They are trained in First Aid and CPR. Our camp manager is a certified lifeguard.

Additional Information

Children attending Anastasia Watersports Camp must be able to swim, although no experience with paddle or sailing equipment is required. A swim test to evaluate skill level will be administered on the first morning of camp.

2018 Anastasia Watersports
Summer Camp Dates

June 11-June 14, 2018

June 18-June 21, 2018

June 25-June 28, 2018

July 9-July 12, 2018

Camp Hours: 9 am to 2:15 pm with drop-off beginning at 8:15 am.

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$250 per session per child

Families with more than one child attending save $50 on each additional child registration.


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St. Augustine´s Preferred Watercraft Rentals

Anastasia State Park
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This beautiful park includes numerous recreational activities including boating, hiking, biking, swimming, camping, and much more. The campground contains 139 campsites, for both RVs and tents, all located within the beautiful maritime hammock and just a short walk or bike ride from the beach. Also enjoy concessions from the Island Beach Grill, novelties from the Island Beach Shop, and complementary Wi-Fi at the picnic areas outside the Grill. For more information visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-history/anastasia

Park Admission Fees
(including Anastasia Watersports):

$8.00 per vehicle. (Limit 2-8 people per vehicle).
$4.00 per single-occupant vehicle.
$2.00 per pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers or passengers holding an Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Anastasia State Park was established in 1949 and is deeply rooted in the history of the surrounding area. Explore up to four miles of pristine beach, the estuarine tidal marsh teeming with plant and animal life, or the self-guided nature trail which takes you through the maritime hammock and onto ancient sand dunes. This park is home to the Coquina Quarry, an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to help construct the nearby Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, earning it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredged a new inlet linking Matanzas Bay with the Atlantic Ocean in the early 1940’s, the tip of the peninsula they bisected, called North Point, grew into what is known today as Conch Island. Over the years, tides and currents carried sand from the vicinity of Jacksonville Beach to the shores of the peninsula tip, causing it to more than double in size. As the island grew, it engulfed a shoal called Crazy Bank and tied into Bird Island. In 1964, after Hurricane Dora deposited even more sand, Conch Island was linked to Anastasia Island and what is now Anastasia State Park.

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Pavilion Rentals

Anastasia State Park offers a relaxed setting for your family reunion, company picnic or holiday celebration with three outdoor pavilion rentals to choose from. All day rentals are available from 8 a.m. to dusk seven days a week. Pavilion rentals include covered picnic tables, grills and water or beach access. Box lunch and catering options are available.

  • Sea Turtle Pavilion, 150-person occupancy, water and electric- $100
  • Watersports Pavilion, 100-person occupancy, water and electric- $100
  • Hilltop Gazebo, 25-person occupancy, no water or electric- $75 (first come; first served)

For more information or to reserve a pavilion, please call 904-460-9111.

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The campground located inside the park is popular year around. Its proximity to the city of St. Augustine and beautiful St. Augustine beach make it an ideal location for campers. The campsite has 139 campsites that accommodate either RV’s or tent camping. There are also ADA sites available. All sites come equipped with electricity and water, along with a picnic table, in ground grill and a fire ring.

Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through www.reserveamerica.com or by calling 1-800-326-3521 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.

For more information on camping at Anastasia State Park visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-activities/anastasia#Camping

State Park Activities
Beach Anastasia State Park

The park prides itself on over four miles of beautiful and serene beach rich in both sea and wildlife. Untouched dunes provide a natural oasis, as well as an amazing backdrop for the perfect photo opportunity. In addition to this, it is not uncommon to see dolphin or a manatee. Anastasia is also home to the Least Tern bird, an endangered species we work hard to protect. Spring is nesting season, and the perfect opportunity to see the juveniles take flight for the first time. A designated swimming area is monitored by a lifeguard from Memorial Day through Labor Day. To make the most of your trip to the beach, Surfboard, boogie board and Stand up Paddleboards, along with beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent at the Island Beach Shop.

Bicycle Rentals Anstasia State Park


Bicycling is a different way to experience Anastasia’s natural beauty. Rentals by the hour or by the day are available inside Anastasia State Park at the Island Beach Shop. Choose from over four miles of striking untouched beach and several miles of tree-lined park roads, some with bike lanes. Helmets are provided with your rental. Florida law requires helmets for cyclists age 16 and under, and we highly recommend it for all cyclists.

Rental prices:

1 hr. / $8
2 hrs. / $12
4 hrs. / $18
Full day / $22

In order to rent a bicycle, one:

  • Must have the ability to follow verbal and or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must be able to walk short distances up to 50 feet over uneven, sandy and wet terrain, independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must be able and willing to wear all protective equipment recommended or required by industry standards.
  • Must have the ability to follow applicable local traffic laws.
  • Must be able to keep feet on pedals and hands on handlebars.
  • Must be able to keep head up and look forward.
  • Must have the ability to independently control, maneuver and maintain balance on the bike.
  • Must have the ability to get on and off the bicycle independently or with the assistance of a companion. 

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Lined with grassy dunes and an oyster bed structure, the east bank of Salt Run at Anastasia State Park makes for very popular fishing. Water depths reach 15-20’ in the center of the run. Trout is the primary catch, although reds and flounder are also abundant in this area. Bait (frozen finger mullet, squid, sand fleas, & shrimp) is available for purchase in the Island Beach Shop, and a freshwater cleaning station is available for use at the main beach area.

Beach Rentals

Enjoy lounging on the sand on a beach chair with an umbrella or grab a boogie board or surfboard for fun in the surf. Ocean gear and beach equipment can be rented for a half day or full day from the Island Beach Shop and Grill.

Beach Chair: Half Day – $8.00 Full Day – $10.00

Umbrella: Half Day – $10.00 Full Day – $15.00

Umbrella and 1 chair: Half  Day – $15.00 Full Day – $20.00

Umbrella and 2 chairs: Half  Day – $20.00 Full Day – $30.00

Boogie Board: Half Day – $8.00 Full Day – $12.00

Surfboard: Half Day – $20.00 Full Day – $30.00

Island Beach Shop & Grill
Island Beach Shop & Grill Anastasia


The Island Beach Grill is window-style with a restaurant feel. We offer a variety of foods, (including sandwiches, snacks, and Island favorites including quesadillas, chicken tenders and nachos) but we recommend the fish tacos! For guests 21 and over, beer, wine and assorted frozen drinks are available. Enjoy complementary Wi-Fi at our picnic tables.

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At the Island Beach Shop, you’ll find lots of fun souvenirs and novelties to document your visit at Anastasia State Park.

We have something for everyone:

  • Anastasia Keepsakes
  • Beach Toys
  • Apparel:
    • hats
    • bathing suits
  • Delicious Treats:
    • ice cream
  • Camping Necessities:
    • ice
    • firewood
    • bait (frozen finger mullet, squid, sand fleas and shrimp)