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.
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.
The campground located inside the park is popular year around. It’s 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Delicious Treats:
- Camping Necessities:
- bait (frozen finger mullet, squid, sand fleas and shrimp)