Saint Augustine Lighthouse in the Distance view from Anastasia Island State Park

This photograph features a view of the Saint Augustine Lighthouse from the view point of Anastasia Island State Park. This image looks north over the salt marsh from the main parking lot of the Anastasia Island State Park.

The Anastasia Island State Park is a great place to visit if you are coming to Saint Augustine. The park is a 1,600-acre state park on a peninsula on Anastasia Island across the Matanza’s Bay from downtown St. Augustine along the Atlantic coastal plain. It has unspoiled beaches, tidal marshes, maritime hammocks and ancient sand dunes make this a captivating destination for visitors to explore. There is a abundance of wildlife to see wading birds hunting for food along Salt Run, including colorful roseate spoonbills. Osprey and eagles rule the skies and painted buntings and warblers often flit about the hammock forests. Visitors can observe the wildlife along the beach, from a canoe or kayak, or on the Ancient Dunes Nature Trail.

Anastasia Island State Park also offers over 130 campsites for RVs and campers that are just a short stroll from the beach. Call ahead for reservations this is a very popular place to stay in St. Augustine. You can visit their website here: https://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

January 25, 2020 popeye3165

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