Tag: Anastasia Island

St. Augustine Beach Pier

The St. Augustine Beach Pier sits just at the northern end of the St. Augustine Beach area, and leads us up into the Anastasia State Park beach. The pier is a primary hub for the area, with many reasons to visit. Farmers Market St. Augustine Beach Pier currently hosts a Wednesday morning Farmers Market. There […]

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St. Augustine Beach F Street

F Street Even when it gets crowded, St. Augustine Beach is excellent. When you find it empty, it’s the most amazing place in Florida. Make it a point on your St. Augustine vacation to spend some time on the beach. And some more time, and even more time. St. Augustine Beach is a small community […]

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St. Augustine Amphitheater

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre

St. Augustine Amphitheatre The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts numerous different types of events year round. Check the schedule, then book your rental from First Choice Florida Vacation Rentals when there’s a great show in town! Built in 1965 to commemorate St. Augustine’s 400th Anniversary as our nation’s oldest permanent European settlement, the 16-acre section of […]

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Whetstones Chocolates

Whetstone Chocolates Store & Tour

Whetstone Chocolates Henry and Esther Whetstone are Florida natives and lifelong residents of northeast Florida. Henry had just returned from a stint as an Air Controller in the U.S. Air Force and a tour in Japan and was working with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Jacksonville. Esther, who flew to Japan to marry […]

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St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Lighthouse The Lighthouse History A Spanish watchtower, built in the late 1500’s was the predecessor of the present St. Augustine Lighthouse. St. Augustine is the site of the oldest, permanent aid to navigation in North America. A series of wooden watchtowers evolved into Florida’s first lighthouse. It is likely that some of these early towers held […]

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Anastasia Island

Anastasia Island Attractions, Part 1

Anastasia Island Attractions The downtown historic district can get pretty crowded, Take the opportunity to visit some Anastasia Island attractions. Sure, there’s that long stretch of sand and water on our east side. And if you’re in one of our island rentals, it’s just a few yards away. Anastasia Island has miles of white sugar […]

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