Destination guide

Discover Saint Augustine Beach from vacation rentals

Saint Augustine Beach boasts miles of beautiful beach locations, ranging from lively surf spots to pristine beaches with a laid-back atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or a sightseeing adventure filled with culture, art, history, and nature, Saint Augustine Beach has a little something for everyone. Vacation home rentals are available near many of the area’s top destinations, putting you right in the center of the action.


History and culture in Saint Augustine Beach

The quaint cobblestone streets of Saint Augustine Beach offer a long history with sites that predate the country itself, giving you a glimpse into the past and the variety of influences that shaped its culture. Castillo de San Marcos, an old masonry fort and national monument, serves as the focal point for history in the area, and the Father O’Reilly House Museum—a home from the Spanish period—showcases artifacts from the first visitors. Once a Gilded-Age hotel, Flagler College is a masterpiece of architecture with a collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows and opulent touches from the period. Fort Matanzas is a must-see historic site, which once defended the area from a British attack and celebrates its history with living historical demonstrations. The best part is that many of the historic sites are within a short distance from vacation home rentals.

Things to do

Fun in the sun near cottage rentals in Saint Augustine Beach

Saint Augustine Beach is filled with historic sites, cultural locations, beachfront activities, and just about anything else you could want for your vacation. Plenty of vacation homes can be found near Anastasia Island, a barrier island and 16th-century Spanish settlement with pristine beaches and azure waters, and Anastasia State Park, a beachfront park with swimming, fishing, and kayaking, as well as a campground and hiking trails. Water sports can also be found at St. Johns County Ocean Pier, a vibrant area with shops, restaurants, and markets, and Ron Parker Park offers tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and a playground for the whole family.

Getting around

Transportation in Saint Augustine Beach

Though Saint Augustine Beach is a highly walkable area, there are many transportation options to get you to and from your summer rental. Trolleys are a popular way to move through the streets and sightsee on the way to your destination. Pedicabs, a type of bicycle rickshaw, are also good for quick travel through town during heavy traffic. Additionally, you can rent bikes, beach cruisers, and electric bikes. Carriage rides are also a great way to take a leisurely ride through the streets with a little historic flair.

Food and drink

Best cuisine options in Saint Augustine Beach

Saint Augustine Beach is filled with culinary masters in its restaurants, sidewalk cafés, bars, pubs, bakeries, and eateries. Local seafood is abundant and offered in different styles and flavors in local restaurants, but everything from traditional Southern comfort foods to Spanish fare is on the offer. No matter what you’re craving, you’re sure to find a great local restaurant to suit you near the area’s vacation rentals.

Essential info

Key facts for stays in Saint Augustine Beach vacation homes

Saint Augustine Beach is the boundary to the Atlantic Ocean and has a small land area of 2.5 square miles. It is serviced by local law enforcement that strictly enforces the beach rules and driving rules in the area. Though Saint Augustine Beach and its shorelines are generally calm and safe, storms and tide conditions can impact swimming and watersports, so it’s important to check the weather and beach conditions before heading out to your destination from your summer rental. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for emergency services.

Where to stay around St Augustine Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,140 vacation rentals near St Augustine Beach. From 701 Houses to 1,239 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near St Augustine Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to St Augustine Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in St Augustine Beach:

  • Surfcrest Village: 385 vacation rentals
  • Coquina Gables: 458 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 333 vacation rentals
  • South Ponte Vedra Beach: 144 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Historic District: 203 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to St Augustine Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in St Augustine Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fiesta Falls Mini-Golf: 2,702 vacation rentals
  • Saint Augustine Historic District: 1,114 vacation rentals
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park: 2,388 vacation rentals
  • St. Augustine Shores Golf Club: 2,738 vacation rentals
  • Flagler College: 2,366 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around St Augustine Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in St Augustine Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 701 Houses in St Augustine Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in St Augustine Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,239 rentals available
  • Cottages: 69 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 69 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in St Augustine Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,312 vacation rentals with pool available in St Augustine Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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