As we put the worst winter temperatures behind us and embrace the incoming warm weather, we know you’re itching to get outside. To celebrate the changing of the seasons, it’s time to get back outside and fall in love with natural Florida. The city’s proximity to the sand and surf offers the best opportunity for the full camping experience. So because St. Augustine is home to so many different camping spots that let you enjoy and explore the great outdoors, we’ve rounded up just a few campsites that you’ll want to check out.
Anastasia State Park
300 Anastasia Park Road
Every activity you’d want to experience in the great outdoors is offered at Anastasia State Park. Enjoy access surfing and swimming at the beach, bike and birding trails to explore, fishing and boating trips, and so much more! With over 139 campsites right by the beach, this state park is perfect for the whole family to enjoy an experience of a lifetime in the warm local sunshine.
North Beach Camp Resort
4125 Coastal Highway
Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the North River, this campsite has the best of both worlds. You can watch spectacular sunrises from their ocean-side deck, then go out and explore either the river or the ocean! If you choose this camping destination you’re in for a treat: on the property is scrumptious Aunt Kate’s and just across the way is The Reef Restaurant, one of the best in all of St. Augustine. Have some fun in the sun here on your next trip!
Matanzas State Forest
Camping at the Matanzas State Forest is perfect for nature lovers everywhere. With 4,699 acres and a great deal of diverse ecosystems and wildlife, this destination is perfect for nature study, viewing, and photography. Recreational activities also include roads for horseback riding, hiking, and bicycling. The Matanzas State Forest is the nature lover’s paradise as the North Florida weather warms up!
Faver-Dykes State Park
1000 Faver Dykes Road
Faver-Dykes State Park offers the ideal experience for those explorers who love the water and relaxing in the great outdoors. Located on Pellicer Creek, this campsite has access to a boat ramp to set you off on the canoeing or kayaking trip of your dreams. The 30 campsites offered here are covered by the shady hardwood hammock that allows for the perfect birding location. Relax and recharge on the water here on your next outdoor excursion!
St. Augustine Beach KOA
525 W Pope Road
This is the campsite for those who love the outdoors, but prefer to get their beauty sleep indoors. This location offers deluxe cabins and laundry facilities for visitors, as well as providing all the outdoor activities you can ask for! Take a paddle boat ride out on Turtle Lake or head out on the bike trail with the whole family with the banana bikes provided by the campsite to help soak up the sun and the fun!
Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort
4850 A1A South
This campsite is perfect for the whole family with a playground for the kids and direct beach access for a great beach vacation. Head over to the pool to swim or hot tub to relax after a long day at the beach. There is also the perfect raised picnic area to spend meal time with the whole family right next to the campsite before heading out on your next sun-soaking adventures!
Pellicer Creek Campground
10255 U.S. 1 South
Perfect for RV owners who are ready to get out in the sun and explore St. Augustine’s natural scenery. Their canoe and boat launch is right by the campsite and offers easy access to fresh and salt water fishing. This campsite has a great central location for trips to St. Augustine Beach, Flagler Beach, or Palm Coast. Camping wouldn’t be camping without everyone’s favorite camping activity, making s’mores! This location provides firewood to heat up your visit!
Where are your favorite St. Augustine spots to go camping? Let us know in the comments below!