Our kids go back to school every year in early August, so we’ve made a tradition of taking one last trip to the beach at the end of July. This year, we headed to St. Augustine Beach, Florida. It was a great trip, and fun was had by all.
For those that have never been there, St. Augustine Beach is a small beach community along the Atlantic coast of Florida. It’s directly adjacent to St. Augustine, about an hour south of Jacksonville, and about an hour north of Daytona Beach.
We stayed in a beachfront condo along A1A Beach Boulevard, which is the main drag, and we loved every minute of it. While the beachfront is all developed in this area, nothing is more than about three stories tall, and the whole stretch has the feel of an old school beach community.
We hadn’t been there before, so we were a bit concerned about the fact that people are allowed to drive on the beach. This is apparently quite common in that part of Florida, and I’m pleased to report that it was never a problem.
The beach is amazingly wide, and car traffic is both very slow and restricted to a single “lane” up near the dunes. Since we were staying right on the beach, we just walked out each day. But if we didn’t have such a great location, the ability to drive out to the beach would’ve been very handy.
I’ll post more details on things to do in the St. Augustine area in the coming days.