Beach Pavilions

Please Note: Due to high usage, pavilions are not available for reservation on holidays, or holiday weekends, and remain open on a first come, first serve basis.

North Beach Pavilion

Sunbathing and fishing are popular activities on this coquina type beach.

Location: 3721 Coastal Highway, St. Augustine. Take Vilano Bridge over the intracoastal, go North on A1A, at 2nd highway walkover turn left into park.

Hours: Dawn to Dusk.

Facilities: Restrooms, showers, highway walkover, off-beach parking, grills, playground, and picnic pavilion. Pavilion may be reserved for picnics or events.

Fees: $53.15 for 4 hour time slot

South Ponte Vedra Recreation Area

A great place to share a meal or get together under one of the covered picnic areas overlooking the beautiful coquina landscape.

Location: 2.25 miles south of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve on Highway A1A. Map

Facilities: Limited off-beach parking, restrooms, covered picnic tables, stairs to beach. Pavilions use is free and on a first come first serve basis.

Surf Side Park

A popular spot for sunbathing, fishing, horseback riding and 4x4 driving.

Location: One half mile north of the Vilano vehicle access ramp on Highway A1A. 11 Surfside Ave. St. Augustine FL 32084

Facilities: Offers newly renovated restrooms, dune walkover, showers, and picnic tables. Pavilion is available on a first come first serve (no fee).

Other information: Horseback riding is allowed north of the Surfside access ramp year round for with a beach riding permit and beach driving / parking is allowed with a special beach use permit.

Vilano Beach Pavilion

Vilano beach is a popular spot for fishing, sunbathing, beach parking / driving, and surfing. As you enter at Vilano and drive south past the jetties you enter Porpoise Point, a popular spot for fishing and launching jet skis.

Location: 2 miles north of downtown St. Augustine, on Highway A1A, just over the Vilano Bridge at the end of Vilano Rd. 20 Vilano Road St. Augustine FL 32084

Hours: Dawn to Dusk.

Facilities: Restrooms, dune walkover, and showers. Pavilion holds approximately 30-40 people. Tables and chairs are not provided, but rentals may be brought in.

Fees: $53.15 for 4 hour time slot.

St Johns County Pier Pavilion

The Pier pavilion is a great location for a large public event. For more information, contact Sydney Lindblad at (904) 209-0344 or

Location: On Anastasia Island, about 5 miles from downtown St Augustine, at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. At. Augustine FL 32080.

Facilities: The pier pavilion is 84' x 84' (4,200 square feet), holds approximately 200 people, and is handicapped accessible. Tables and chairs are not provided, but rentals may be brought in. There are restrooms, beach and pier access, splash park, and volleyball courts (may also be reserved).

Fees: St. Johns County Residents: $150.00 plus $9.45 tax for the day ($159.45). Non-Residents: $200.00 plus $12.60 tax for the day ($212.60). Pavilion reservations are for the entire day.

Volleyball Courts: St. Johns County Residents: $15.00 (plus tax), Non-Residents: $25.00 (plus tax). Courts are reserved in pairs per hour. Up to four courts available.

Frank B. Butler County Park

Frank B. Butler hosted Martin Luther King, Jr. and associates in his motel in 1964 during a widely publicized civil rights visit to St. Augustine. In 1980, the State of Florida turned over management of the park to St. Johns County. The environmentally sensitive dune system is home to the native Anastasia Island Beach Mice and gopher tortoises.

Location: On Anastasia Island two miles south of St. Augustine Beach at Minnie Street St. Augustine FL 32080.

Hours: Dawn to Dusk.

Facilities: Restrooms, off-beach parking, dune walkover, picnic tables and showers. There are two separate pavilions, each with four picnic tables holding approximately 32 people. Pavilions may be reserved for picnics or events.

Fees: $53.15 for 4 hour time slot

Crescent Beach Pavilion

The natural profile of the coastline gives this beach its name. There is minimal vehicle beach driving / parking.

Location: On Anastasia Island, three miles south of St. Augustine Beach at 6930 A1A South, St. Augustine(approximate location).

Facilities: Restrooms, dune walkover, 4 covered picnic tables, and showers. Seasonal lifeguards.

Fees: $53.15 for 4 hour time slot

Other information: Access fee from March 1st through end of September. Horseback Riding during designated times only with special permit.

Reservations and Information

Danielle Fountain
901 Pope Rd
St. Augustine, FL 32082
(904) 209-0752