Anastasia State Park
Park Features & Amenities
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Utilities & Amenities
Power: 30 Amps, 20 Amps
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Big Park like most in Florida. Lots of room to walk,bike and run the dogs. Some of the spaces are a little tight. Would definitely stay here again.
St. Augustine Beach, FL
I have stayed here on numerous occasions and really like this state park. I like camping in the loop with the 100 numbered sites. The sites are wide, have good privacy, and are a close walk to the bath house. There is water and electric at these sites. The dump station is nearby at the entrance to the loop.
The entire campground is set in a hammock wooden setting. Its a quiet setting. The beach is short walk from the campground. Its a great park to ride a bike in.
The park is near St. Augustine Beach.
Lovely State Park by the Ocean!
I stayed here with my for 5 days in January, 2014 (Sunday-Friday). This park was really hard to get a reservation on the weekends, so if you're set on staying here, you'll want to book early. There were plenty of sites available mid-week though.
Site: I stayed in Site 93 in the Angel Wing Loop. This campsite was nice and private even though it was right next to the bathroom. I actually preferred this spot since I don't use the bathroom on board and it was really convenient to walk to the bathroom when needed. I was able to back in just fine with the help of one of the neighbors, but a lot of other people reported difficulties with low hanging branches. FYI, there are no trash cans in the loops, so you'll have to take trash and recycling to the communal compactor when you first enter the loop section.
Wi-Fi/Connectivity: The only Wi-Fi available at the campground is at the store/restaurant near the beach. My Verizon iPhone 5 had three bars at the site and I was able to make phone calls with clarity. With the help of my Wilson Sleek 4G-V Booster I was able to boost to a full signal and tether from my phone to create a hotspot for 8+ hours per day. There seemed to be LTE in the last three loops and 3G in the first three.
Location: GPS struggled to find the campground. The park is not really that hard to find, but for some reason I kept going in circles. I would use the directions they give you from the park.
Bathroom/Shower: The bathrooms and showers were very clean and well-stocked, but oh so cold since they are not heated. The shower water was hot with good water pressure.
Laundry: I did not do laundry here, but they do have machines near the bathroom.
Activities: I biked to the ocean quite a bit and watched several lovely sunrises. I wish the temperature had been a little warmer so I could have taken advantage of the kayak rentals on the park grounds. Saint Augustine is a wonderful city with plenty to do though.
I would stay here again, but in warmer weather.
The campsites at Anastasia are what I imagined all campsites would be like before I got used to rv parks which are usually not much more than concrete pads. My spot here was perfectly secluded with lots of tropical foliage, and a pretty picnic table and even a tree in the site. I could hear the ocean from my camper which is the best. Also, the price is right at around $31. It's not really in walking distance of the town due to the long path out of the park but you're still right in the city and an easy drive to restaurants and shopping.
Perfect... as always!
We've stayed at this park on multiple occasions, and it's always a favorite!
Most of the sites feel quite private surrounded by the Florida hammocks. It's amazing that you're so close to town (you can walk right into surrounding neighborhoods), but yet you feel so out in nature.
It's an easy walk to the beach, and there is onsite rentals of sail boats and kayaks. There's even a beach grill and campstore. You're only a quick drive into the touristy part of St. Augustine, and the lighthouse is visible from the beach overlooks.
Our electric outlet blew a breaker when we plugged into it.. and once we reported it, we had 3 rangers show right up to fix it (even before we could get back to our site!). Excellent and friendly customer service!
As always, we leave feeling like we should have booked a longer stay!
Our Verizon and AT&T devices all received happy 3G signals.
Anastasia State Park
I had site #48 and would request it again when I return. This was a beautiful park: clean and very well maintained. The roads were smooth enough to rollerblade on and the beach was within walking distance. While the park was booked solid at this time of year, it never seemed crowded. The road coming in to the park offered great opportunities to view shorebirds. Every site seemed to offer enough privacy and space, and there was a friendly, neighborly vibe. Within 10 minutes from the historic part of town, this park is ideally situated. From what I learned of other options in the area, this is definately the best place to stay. No dogs allowed on the beach, though. My Verizon USB modem and cell phone worked fairly well here.
Loved this place
We camped in site 70 in this park and would have stayed longer if we could have. There are 2 sections to the park; we stayed in the Coquina loop, which is very shady and has secluded campsites. It is just a short walk to the ocean. There are sites very close to the ocean. The other loop is very open with only palm trees for 'shade'. There are a couple of washers and dryers outside the bath house. We loved it here.