Saint Augustine Beach Florida is a coastal city in St. Johns County, Florida. Saint Augustine Beach is located on Anastasia Island where you can enjoy white sand beaches, the St. Johns County Pier, a playground, pavilion, fishing pier, volleyball courts, bait shops, fine restaurants, shopping along with RV and cabin camping areas location nearby.
Until the middle of the 18th century, the Saint Augustine Beach area was used as pasture land for cattle and quarries for coquina. The Castillo de San Marcos in St Augustine was built of coquina. The coquina's porosity turned out to make it an ideal material for the walls of the fort. Cannon balls failed to shatter the coquina and were absorbed into the rock, much as jabbing a tool into Styrofoam results in holes but not in breakage of the Styrofoam. The coquina walls absorbed projectiles rather than deflecting them, providing a surprisingly long-lived fortress that survived numerous attacks. Today, at an age of over 300 years, it is North America's oldest masonry fort.
In 1730, a businessman from New York by the name of Jessie Fish claimed the coastal land south of the lighthouse and established the local citrus industry. The Fish family cultivated this land until the 1820's. In the 1880's, St. Augustine Beach was called South Beach. The transportation from St. Augustine was provided via the South Beach Railroad.
In 1920, the first hotels in Saint Augustine Beach brought tourists who enjoyed the pastoral escape from formal Saint Augustine. There were no paved roads, the only way to travel was over the dunes or to drive on the beach. The history of Saint Augustine Beach is closely tied to the history of early exploration in North America. The settlements of the French, British and Spanish explorers in this area played an important role in the rich history of Florida and the United States.
If you are visiting Saint Augustine Beach, make sure you check out some of the fun events that take place throughout the year. A few of these events are listed below.
Saint Augustine Beach Area Events
Beach Blast Off
Make sure you plan to attend the annual Beach Blast Off in Saint Augustine beach. This event was voted the Best Family New Year’s Event in Florida. The City of Saint Augustine invites families to kick off the new year in seaside style at this special event. Starting at 8:30 PM see fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean synchronized to music. This is a great family experiences come and enjoy the New Year’s party. The event starts at 4:00PM and ends at 10:00PM.
Beach Blast Off features food, plenty of live music, entertainment for the whole family, an exciting Kids’ Zone – and fireworks!
Arbor Day Event
Every year in April the city of Saint Augustine Beach celebrates Arbor Day. This event is celebrated at the Saint Augustine Beach City Hall. The events include live music, free foods, educational activities for kids and adults, and plenty of fun for all! The Arbor Day event is held annually to inspire people to plant, nurture, and trees along with their important to our ecosystem.
Exhibitors include: Bee Exhibit; Butterflies, Live Sea Creatures in Touch Tanks, Audubon Birds, Smokey the Bear, Native Plant Exhibit, Florida Fish and Wild Life, The Matanzas River Keeper, GTM NERR Ocean Display, Sea Turtle Patrol and more.
National Night Out
Every year in October at the Saint Augustine Beach Pier the city holds a National Night Out event. This annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, and better place to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.
Saint Augustine Florida Real Estate
Saint Augustine Beach has been a great tourist attraction for many years, today many people see Saint Augustine Beach as a great location to call home. People move to Saint Augustine Beach for the great weather, the beaches, and the various activities that are available year around. If you are considering a move to the Saint Augustine Beach area click here to view all the homes for sale in this area.
Real Estate is a great investment, make that investment in a wonderful area with great history and the best outdoor activities. Find a professional that can guide you through the real estate buying and selling process. Just click here and you will be directed to a list of all available real estate professionals.
The real estate market is constantly changing, homes are selling and coming on the market daily make sure you don’t miss that perfect home always work with a real estate professional. They have access to all the available homes on the market and to homes that maybe coming to the market soon.
Saint Augustine Beach Area Home Communities
This is a gated single family community with a guard at both the front and back entrances. Marsh Creek is situated on over 800 acres on Anastasia Island, just five miles south of Saint Augustine, Florida and the historic Bridge of Lions. Marsh Creek Country Club is Anastasia Island's only golf country club. Marsh Creek is located between the serene and breathtaking Intracoastal Waterway and the area's miles of beautiful sandy beaches. Nestled in the woods just off of A1A, you will find a gated community filled with over 500 single-family homes, friendly and sociable people.
This community includes the 18-hole Mark Mc Cumber designed golf course, exclusive clubhouse dining, a tennis club, a fitness center, and swimming pool!
Homes for sale in this golf course complex range from $400,000 to $2,000,000.
Situated on the beach side of A1A offers a guard at the gate as well as both single family and patio homes
This community is located just minutes south of Saint Augustine Florida here you will find secluded oceanfront living. The neighborhood of Sea Colony, is surrounded on three sides by acres of coastal woodlands, and on the fourth side by the Atlantic Ocean.
Sea Colony is packed with trees, not people. The low density planning and native landscaping give this single-family neighborhood the feeling of a nature preserve. Custom homes with old Florida architecture features include large verandas and hidden garages.
Sea Colony includes the following features.
Private, gated oceanfront single-family community
Oceanfront Beach Club with two swimming pools, summer kitchen and shaded deck areas.
Sea Colony is a pedestrian friendly environment complete with sidewalks, footpaths and boardwalks that border the streets and lead to the beach.
The complex includes four private dune walkovers to the beach.
Nearly one third of Sea Colony’s land is dedicated for none construction.
Sea Colony is very close to grocery stores, banking, shopping and dining
Homes for sale in this ocean front complex range from $500,000 to $3,000,000
Situated just south of Saint Augustine Beach in the Butler Beach area is the gated community of Ocean Palms. Most homes in this community are built overlooking freshwater lakes or nature preserves. The community is situated between the inter-coastal and the ocean. The entrance to the community is on A1a south just north of SR206. The community includes a fishing and viewing pier on the intra-coastal waterway.
This community has over 40 acres dedicated to a conservation area. It is not uncommon to see deer, a variety of birds in or coming from the preserve or an occasional porpoise or manatee off the community fishing pier.
Ocean Palms amenities include a community park, pool, river park. The neighborhood is home to over 200 residents. Ocean Palms is a pedestrian friendly community allowing easy access to all the community amenities. Home owners and guests can access the beach which is only two blocks to the east can be accessed via beach walk-over.
Homes for sale in this ocean front complex range from $300,000 to $600,000
The Ocean Gallery complex is located between Saint Augustine Beach and Crescent Beach, Florida and is about 7 miles south of the historic section of Saint Augustine. To the South is Crescent Beach, home to one of the nation’s only natural inlets. There's great fishing, surfing and a national park with public access to Fort Matanzas.
It is the largest beachfront condominium on Anastasia island, with 418 condos and 21 single family homes. The property includes over forty-two acres of oceanfront land.
The complex has five pools, two racquet ball courts, four tennis courts, a basketball court, and a weight room. To maintain the security of the complex it has a 24 hour manned gated entrance.
The complex consists of two sections. The first is the Ocean front buildings and the second is the Villages. All condos at Ocean gallery have access to the beach with two boardwalks.
The 21 homes at Ocean Gallery are located near the entrance at the front of the complex.
Within walking distance of the complex are two grocery stores, many restaurants and the Marsh Creek Country Club, the only golf course on the Anastasia Island.
Homes for sale in this beautiful ocean front complex range from $200,000 to $800,000.
Ocean and Racquet
This complex is located on Anastasia Island in the city of Saint Augustine beach. The Ocean & Racquet Club offers amenities which include 2 pools (one is heated during the winter), 5 Jacuzzi’s, 4 tennis courts, racquetball courts, fishing ponds, grill area, shuffleboard or horseshoes, and, private access to the sandy beaches of Saint Augustine Beach.
The complex is gated and offers 24-hour security for a safe environment. The facility is located close to local restaurants, shopping, fishing, golf, and more.
Homes for sale in this complex range from $160,000 to the mid $300,000.
Located on Anastasia Island heading south toward Matanzas Inlet, this gated community was built in the late 80’s and 90’s features approximately 200 patio homes.The community consists of Seagate and Seagate North both communities are gated. It is conveniently located to shops, restaurants and is only a couple of blocks to the beach. Both communities are patio home communities with smaller lot lines and lawn maintenance is included in your association fees. You will see lots of wildlife and beautiful birds in Seagate along with marsh views.
Amenities include tennis courts, pool, exercise equipment and a community center with grills and covered area for relaxing.
Home homes for sale range from the low 200’s to the high 300’s.
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Saint Augustine Beach is located in Florida. Saint Augustine Beach, Florida has a population of62,509.
The median household income in Saint Augustine Beach, Florida is $69,406. The median household income for the surrounding county is $80,920 compared to the national median of $61,963. The median age of people living in Saint Augustine Beach is 42.4 years.
The average high temperature in July is 89.09 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 45.7 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 48.04 inches per year, with inches of snow per year.
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