The city of St. Augustine Beach was incorporated in 1959 as a municipal government in St. John’s County. It is a small community where people are friendly and laid back. Everyone knows each other, and if you stop to ask for information or direction, then the person replying will probably turn it into a conversation. The city is approximately 3.0 square miles in size and is home to approximately 6,176 permanent residents and thousands of city visitors who utilize the city’s oceanfront amenities.
The police department here is very efficient and since they are all well known, they are addressed by their first names. They provide a 24 hour service to the citizens and guests visiting St. Augustine Beach. It is the policy of the St. Augustine Beach Police Department to patrol in a hands-on manner, to aggressively investigate distrustful persons and circumstances, and to actively enforce the motor vehicle laws. It is also the policy that citizens will only be stopped or detained when there exists reasonable suspicion to believe they have committed, are committing, or are about to commit an infraction of the law. It is this proactive implementation that keeps the citizens and the streets safe.
There is a shopping centre called Anastasia Square Shopping Centre and this is a general meeting place for majority of the crowds. The centre hosts Super Community Collection Day where the community comes to dispose their Household Hazardous Waste, Obsolete Electronics, and tires for recycling. You can also drop unwanted or expired prescription drugs off at the police department for recycling.
The Code Red System is utilized by local government officials to deliver a recorded telephone message to individuals in the event of an emergency. Land lines in the area are targeted automatically. If you would like to receive emergency communications via cell phone, you may sign up through this through the link for Code Red on Cell Phones. The City’s Building Department deals with Building matters, including issuance of permits, inspection of completed work, and issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.
By City regulations, all dogs in the City are supposed to be licensed. The licenses expire at the end of September each year. Residents can renew dog licenses in the City Manager's office. Proof of a rabies vaccination within one prior year is required. All persons with a business address in the City must pay a Business Tax and receive a Business Tax Receipt (formerly Occupational License). New Receipts require approval by the City's Building Department, and an application and tax at the City Manager's office. Tax amounts vary according to the type of business to be conducted. The City of St. Augustine Beach is an upper-income coastal city.
St Augustine Beach Travel Tips
- Vehicles can be driven on to the beach in certain areas, while there is a lot of parking as well.
- Easy access you can drive on the beach in many areas. Wide beach, kid friendly.
- Pets welcome but ensure you have a valid license for your pet and it is trained or on a leash.
- The Segway PT is a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered vehicle which can be used to tour the city.
- FA Cafe: Caribbean
- Salt Life Food Shack: Sushi, Seafood, Contemporary, Oyster Bar
- Panama Hattie’s: Seafood
- Rita’s Italian Ice: Dessert
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75.38% of people who visit St Augustine include St Augustine Beach in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
26.98% of people start their St Augustine Beach visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see St Augustine Beach
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Augustine Beach
St Augustine Beach Reviews & Ratings
We rented a condo here for a week for vacation. We loved it. The condo was adorable, and the staff keep an eye out for unruly kids 24-7. There are locked gates at each entrance to the beach, which is a very short walk. We enjoyed our time at the condo, and would love to come back again.
Stingy with towels. Outlets didnt work. Blown lights. 5 plates for 6 people. Jacuzzi had a funky tint to it. Weirdo on balcony in the next building taking pics of people walking by. Funky dirty dishes left in kitchen, and poor customer service.
Our condo is absolutely beautiful! Very modern and so convenient! I've been staying in a hotel room all these years like an idiot! The beach is right here, there's a washer and dryer in our condo, we feel very safe, the whole place is so clean! Love love love!
The resort is a beautiful setting oceanside in St. Augustine Beach close to restaurants, bars, shops and the St. Augustine Beach Pier. The resort has 2 pools, 5 hot tubs, access directly to the beach, tennis courts, and Racquetball courts.
Private. Secluded. Security guard to keep unknown people away. Facilities are nice. A little outdated but they're older condos.