After a day enjoying the recreation St. Augustine offers, retire to your home away from home in one of our beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath condos at the St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort. These condos are located beachside on Anastasia Island with beautiful landscaping and and a great pool. Many units also offer access to the Atlantic Beach and Tennis Club. Check out our website or call one of our friendly reservationists at 800-587-2287 who will be glad to assist you.
- Collier-Blocker-Puryear Park, 10 North Holmes Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084
- Community center, picnic pavilion, playscape, softball field, tennis courts.
- Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086
Dog park, skate park, basketball courts, racquetball courts, handicap accessible playscape, Picnic pavilions, tennis and paddle tennis, & pickleball courts, 2 multipurpose fields, 4 softball fields, jogging/walking trails.
- Canopy Shores Park
This 33 acre park located in the Shores Community along Christina Drive adjacent to the Riverview Club. The park affords the visitor many opportunities to enjoy nature under the large oak hammock canopy, thus getting its name Canopy Shores Park. The park includes a 1.5 mile loop paved trail for walking, biking and bird watching. Mutt Mitts are provided for those guests who like to walk with their canine companions.
- Joe Pomar Park, 1600 Masters Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32084
Picnic pavilion, multipurpose fields, dog park, baseball field.
- Butler Park East, 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
BBQ grills, beach access, parking, pavilion, restrooms, showers.
- Butler Park West, 399 Riverside Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080
Boat ramp, BBQ grills, picnic pavilions, parking, restrooms.
- Crescent Beach Park, 6930 A1A South / Cubbedge Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32080
Beach access, parking, restrooms, showers.
- Chase Field, 545 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
- Royal Road Park, 709 Royal Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32086
- Ron Parker Park, 607 Old Beach Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32080
Picnic area, dog park, softball field, basketball court, tennis and paddle tennis courts.
- Vaill Point Park, 630 Vaill Point Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32086
Picnic pavilions, playscape, nature trails, dock.
- Shore Drive Park, Shore Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086
- SE Intracoastal Waterway Park, 8295 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Passive park along Intracoastal waterway, trails.
In the course of making reservations, we are frequently asked what’s the temperature for the time period the guest is planning their vacation. The chart below will give the average temp for every month of the year for our beautiful city. History, beaches, state parks, the lighthouse all make any time of year a great time to visit our great city. Visit coastalrealtyfl.com to check availability and see slideshows of all our properties. You can also call 800-587-2287 and one of our friendly reservationists will be glad to help you with planning your vacation in one of our pet-friendly condos or houses.
We want as many people as possible to come to St. Augustine. So we have put together a list of things to do and see for free or at a discount. Check out the link on the right.
Coastal Realty & Property Management is hosting Trick or Treat at the Beach at Ocean Village Club Condominiums on Sunday, October 27 for all of our guests. Enjoy great treats while our Storyteller tells ghost stories. Then ride the bus to Old St. Augustine to go on the Ripley’s Ghost Train or explore Ripley’s. It only costs you $13 a person for the Ripley’s Tour of your choice. (This is a discount of $11).
There is nothing like a great ghost experience on Halloween and St. Augustine has a lot of ghosts for you to experience.
Guests making their reservation now will get a 10% discount in available units. Here are a couple of examples of our great condos:
Trick or Treat at the Beach is available for Coastal Realty & Property Management guests only. Make your reservation for the party no later than October 17th by calling 800-587-2287.
Owning 3 dachshunds is definitely a challenge and there is never a dull moment! Check out the Facebook page for the St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort for an adorable video of a doxie puppy versus a ghost crab.
The Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Tour, two-day concert event, is coming in September. Do you have tickets and are now looking for lodging? 25,000 people will be coming to our beautiful historic city and accommodations for the weekend are becoming increasingly harder and harder to find. The St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort has near the ocean available and many are also pet-friendly. So, why stay in a cramped hotel room when you can stay in a spacious condo with a fully equipped kitchen? The beautiful beach is just a short walk through the resort as well. These condos are located just a few minutes drive from Francis Field, the concert venue and shuttles from the beach area are scheduled as well.
Sept 13th -14th
1:00 pm-11:00 pm
Friday’s lineup: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Walkman, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Willy Mason
Saturday’s lineup: Yacht Club DJs, Mumford & Sons, Fun, The Vaccines, Justin Townes, Earl , Half Moon Run, Those Darlings, Bears Den
The latest news is that the city is trying to put together a satellite parking location at the San Augustine airport. They are also working out the logistics for at least five shuttle routes to move concertgoers and locals throughout the city. The proposed shuttle routes would be:
- St Augustine Airport parking lot to Francis Field
- Downtown to St Augustine Beach
- Downtown to Crescent Beach/ SR 206
- Downtown to World Golf Village
- Downtown to SR 16
The shuttles run all day until 3 AM in the morning. Shuttle buses will run every 15 to 30 minutes. The cost for a two day shuttle pass will be $15.00. There is also a bike plan proposed. Whether you are visitor or a local there will be designated bike valet areas to Park your bike. There will be some road closures on the days of the event. Orange Street and Castillo will be closed to all traffic. If you are resident you will also need identification to get into several neighborhoods north and south of Francis Field.
Lawn chairs will not be permitted in Francis Field. You are allowed to bring a towel to sit on. You are also allowed to bring a stroller if need be, but as the police chief said, “you better have a baby in it.”
Concertgoers will be able to come and go in and out of the concert on both days. This is wonderful news. Between this and the shuttle service those attending the concert will be able to visit our beautiful beaches and our many restaurants and bars in the historic downtown area. Many bars and restaurants will be joining in the festivities and having special Mumford and Sons promotional events.
Mumford and Son’s has chosen St. Augustine because we are a very special, historic city. We encourage you to spend some extra time here exploring all we have to offer. Mumford and Son’s felt that St. Augustine fit in with their mission and their vision for their stopover tour. They wanted to leave a special legacy footprint on the oldest city in the nation. The locals here in St. Augustine have a vision too, we want you to fall in love with our history, architecture, and people. We want you to come back again and again and make this place your home.
This week I spent a lovely time exploring this beautiful state park and want to share it with our visitors as it’s off the beaten path, but makes for a lovely way to spend a day or part of a day.
Noted for its pristine condition, this tranquil park borders Pellicer Creek as it winds along Florida’s east coast highways down to the Matanzas River. Pellicer Creek is a popular site for birding with more than one hundred bird species seen during spring and fall migrations. Songbirds, including the colorful wood warblers, along with eagles and falcons, return to nest at the park each year. Wading birds, such as egrets, wood storks, white ibis, and herons, feed in the tidal marshes and creeks. This peaceful park is also home to deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats, and river otters. Fishing, picnicking, and nature walks are popular activities. Pellicer Creek is a designated state canoe trail and visitors can rent canoes at the park. A full-facility campground is available for overnight stays. Located 15 miles south of St. Augustine near the intersection of I-95 and U.S. 1.
Planning a trip to St. Augustine? Check out the St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort. This lovely complex features 2 bedroom/2 bath villas or townhouses on the beachside of A1A in St. Augustine Beach, just a short walk through the resort to the beach. You can park right in front of your condo. Historic St. Augustine is just a few minutes drive and of course, you can enjoy our beautiful beaches. This resort is part of Coastal Realty which offers many near-the-ocean to oceanfront 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condos on St. Augustine and Crescent Beach. Click on the links to check out pictures, availability, and reserve online. Prefer to talk to someone? Our friendly associates will be glad to assist you at 800-587-2287 or 904-471-6606.
Check out our Facebook page for a Faver-Dykes slideshow.
I love tall ships and St. Augustine will have the privilege of being one of only four Florida port stops for the Viva Florida 500 Voyage of El Galeón as it sails a historic route similar to Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León’s 500 years ago. The ship set sail from Puerto Rico on April 1 and will spend 12 days in St. Augustine May 23 – June 3.
El Galeón is a 170-foot, 495-ton, authentic wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet. The Viva Florida 500 Voyage will call on ports in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Cape Canaveral and St. Augustine as part of the state’s Quincentenary commemorations.
While in port, the ships decks will be open to public visits. Visitors will have the chance to learn about the history that began 500 years ago while admiring the craftsmanship and grandeur of these galleons that reached Florida’s coast centuries ago.
Tickets for El Galeón are available at www.vivaflorida.org. The ship will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the St. Augustine City Marina. Tickets are $8 for children age 12 and under and $15 for adults.
St. Augustine has great beaches, beautiful ocean views and so much history explore. Why not come for several days or even a week? The St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort offers 2 bedroom, 2 bath villas or town-homes on the beachside of A1A in St. Augustine Beach. Part of the Coastal Realty company, this resort is close to the beaches and historic St. Augustine. You can view pictures and reserve online by clicking on the links above, but do you prefer a personal touch? Then call 800-587-2287 or 904-471-6606 to reserve your condo now.
There are activities to suit every taste in beautiful St. Augustine. Looking for a spring get-away? The weather’s great and as you can see, there’s no shortage of things to do. Call 800-587-2287 and anyone of our helpful staff members will be glad to help you with a reservation.
|Monday through Sunday: April 8 – 14|
|Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit - An exhibition featuring dozens of Picasso originals, including many that have never been seen previously in the United States. Both famous and rare, these pieces were produced in different styles, techniques and media; providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is at the Visitor Information Center,10 Castillo Dr. in St. Augustine. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors $8; Kids 6 & Under – Free; Kids 7 – 12 – $5; Family of 4 – $20; Military in Uniform – Free; Flagler College Student with ID – Free. The Picasso Exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. www.picassoartandarena.com 904-825-1000
Edwin Augustus Moore Special Exhibit at the Lightner Museum - The private collection of Edwin Augustus Moore paintings are featured as a special exhibit at The Lightner Museum through May 1. Moore was an American painter, traveler, journalist, photographer and composer who used St. Augustine for many of his landscape watercolor subjects. He visited the ancient city in 1895 along with other members of his artistic and eccentric family. The Lightner Museum, located at 75 King Street, is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is adults $10; Active military with ID $6; College students and young people 12-18 $5; Children under 12 (with adult) free; St. John’s County residents are free. 904-824-2874
Spring Member Show at St. Augustine Art Association Gallery - Outstanding exhibition of Association members’ art juried for awards. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.staaa.org 904-824-2310.
What Flows From Spain Exhibit - In recognition of Florida’s quincentennial, the St. Augustine Art Association will feature a special exhibit of the works of Cuban-American artist Elio Beltran. The exhibit, titled What Flows From Spain, includes several large-scale narrative paintings emphasizing Florida’s ties to Spain. The artist will be at the gallery from 5-9 p.m. for First Friday Art Walk (April 5). Admission to the gallery is free. On April 18, a Spanish-inspired reception, “Viva Espana,” will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will feature Dennis Fermin on guitar, flamenco dancing and sangria. Admission for this event is $5. The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street. I904-824-2310http://www.staaa.org
“Deeper-New Works Art Exhibit to Benefit Rikki” - Space:Eight Gallery exhibit opens with all new works by Chip Southworth produced for benefit of Rikke Southworth to aid in her ongoing battle with breast cancer. The exhibit is at the Space Eight Gallery, 228 W. King St., St. Augustine. The show will run through May 24 with all proceeds from art sales presented to Rikki. www.spaceeight.com 904-829-2838
Jurassic Park: An IMAX 3D Experience - The IMAX release of Jurassic Park digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience! Jurassic Park will be showing at the IMAX Theatre, at 1:00, 4:25, 7:00, and 9:30 p.m. at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. E-Tickets are $14.50 Adults and $11.50 Children 3-12. 904-940-4133www.worldgolfimax.com
|Monday – Friday: April 8 – 12|
|What Could Be Exhibition - Artist Anna von Mertens’ What Could Be exhibition is on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., in St. Augustine. The artist meticulously translates empirical data about subjects as far ranging as energy in nuclear explosions to auras in historical paintings into paintings, hand-dyed and hand-stitched fabrics. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Mon. thru Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays noon to 4 p.m. www.flagler.edu/crispellert|
|Tuesday: April 9|
|Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary Community Lecture - Dr. Brenda Kauffman presents a lecture titled “The Golden Gleam of the Gilded Surface and the Cheapness of the Metal: Political Corruption and American Policy Reforms in the 19th Century”. The presentation is part of the commemorative events celebrating The 125TH Anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel and takes place at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at the former Hotel Ponce De Leon, 75 King St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for four lectures. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception. 904-819-6282 www.ponce125.com|
|Thursday: April 11|
|Ecology Boat Tour - Explore the marine wildlife that abounds in the productive habitats surrounding St. Augustine. An onboard Naturalist will explain bottlenose dolphin behavior, identify birds, such as the Osprey and whatever else floats by. The tour departs at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 & 2:30 p.m. from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, and costs $35/adults and $30 for kids 12 and under. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com|
|Thursday through Sunday: April 11 – 14|
|Masters Weekend at the World Golf Hall of Fame - Celebrate the Masters Tournament with a visit to the World Golf Hall of Fame to enjoy photo opportunities with the Hall’s Masters Trophy, go on a special scavenger hunt and watch the broadcast during regular museum hours. The Hall of Fame hours are Sunday noon to 6 p.m., and Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at 1 World Golf Pl., located off I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine. For more information, visithttp://www.worldgolfhalloffame.org.|
|Friday, Saturday & Sunday: April 12, 13 & 14|
|World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship - Participants compete for prizes including golf trips, rounds of golf and more! The competition takes place on the Hall of Fame’s 18-hole, natural grass putting course. Qualifying days are Friday and Saturday. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at 1 World Golf Place just off I-95 exit 323 in St. Augustine. For more information on participating in the putting championship, go towww.worldgolfhalloffame.org or call 904-940-4133.2013 Velofest - This 2nd annual bicycle awareness event will take place on a course through the Nations Oldest City. The purpose is to educate the cycling community and community at large about the historical significance of cycling and to establish a mutually beneficial environment where cyclists and 4-plus wheels can enjoy a peaceful commuting experience. Features professional cyclists racing through the streets of St. Augustine, live music, fun and food and a bike parade open to cyclists of all ages. http://www.velofest.org|
|Saturday: April 13|
|Chosen Pathways Exhibition - The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will host an opening reception for its new exhibition, Chosen Pathways, featuring the work of Sherrie Pettigrew and John Tilton. The reception, from 6-8 p.m., offers a chance to meet the artists while enjoying wine and appetizers. Admission is free. The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is located at 50 Executive Way. www.ccpvb.org 904-280-0614Don’s Friends 5K Fun Fest - A 5K run, “Stand-up” paddleboard race, music, vendors and more to support Don’s Foundation –dedicated to encouraging college students to choose the Alternative Break for their vacation break and help others less fortunate. It all takes place 8:30 a.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park, located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. in St. Augustine Beach. www.DonsFriend.com 904-687-5951Second Saturday Plant Sale - Join the Friends of Washington Oaks for their 2nd Saturday Plant Sale from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $5 per vehicle and $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. The park is located at 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, FL. www.FloridaStateParks.org|
|Saturday & Sunday: April 13 & 14|
|Walk Back In Time at the Florida Agricultural Museum - The Florida Agricultural Center presents a Walk Back in Time from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring re-enactors from various periods of Florida’s past. Traditional Florida comes to life with living history demonstrations including pine needle basketry, blacksmithing, and palm frond hat weaving. Food and craft vendors will also be onsite. Admission is $5 per person. The Florida Agricultural Museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Rd. N in Palm Coast, off US 1 approximately 2 miles west of I-95 Exit 298. 386-446-7630 www.MyAgMuseum.com|
|Sunday: April 14|
|Family Kayak Tour - Guided 2-hour tour that is great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Start with on-land instruction from a certified guide and then head out for a leisurely tour of the salt marsh. Gain a new perspective of the salt marsh habitat, spy interesting shorebirds, and maybe even see a dolphin. The tour departs at 10 a.m. from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, and costs $40/adult, $30 kids 6-12. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.comFromajardes Serenade – Participate in the traditional Menorcan Fromajardes celebration in which young men are rewarded for their serenading abilities with “Fromajardes”, delightful Menorcan cheese pastries. The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Cathedral Courtyard, 40 Cathedral Place. 904-829-2333.St. Augustine Royal Tea - Afternoon tea party with St. Augustine’s Royal Family — Queen Marianna, King Juan Carlos and Princess Margarita Maria — portrayed by local heritage residents. The tea will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Cathedral Courtyard, 40 Cathedral Place. Admission is free. 904-829-2333Farm Stroll - First Coast Fresh, A Growers Cooperative, presents a free Farm Stroll from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “stroll” will feature tours given by farmers who will explain their operations and will include fresh farm products for sale. Local chefs will also serve free samples of foods grown on each farm. In addition, local artists will offer their creations for sale to help fight cancer. www.firstcoastfresh.com
Third Day with Colton Dixon & Josh Wilson Concert - Multi Grammy Award winners Third Day bring their Miracle Tour to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre where they will be joined by American Idol finalist Colton Dixon and Christian pop star Josh Wilson. The concert begins at 6 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South.Tickets $45, $35, & $25.www.staugamphitheatre.com
The Lives and Wives of Henry Flagler - Perfect for the 125th anniversary of the opening of his fabulous Hotel Ponce de Leon, this delightful dinner theatre production brings Henry Flagler and the Gilded Age to life once more. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. at the Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $39.95 per person, all inclusive (adult beverages served separately) and may be purchased daily from 2 p.m. at the restaurant or by calling 904-824-7211.
|Local Resident Specials|
|NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), theXimenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and the Historic Tours of Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at theAuthentic Old Drug Store, Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed).For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website atwww.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1-800-653-2489|
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all the team members of Coastal Realty and the St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort! It’s a great day to be in gorgeous St. Augustine. The weather is great and the beach is always beautiful. Don’t you wish you were here? A spring vacation is just a website visit or phone call away (800-587-2287). Come for a visit!