play with tiny crabs
along the rivers and beachs you will find all kinds of wildlife. There are hundreds of tiny stone crabs thats run along the beach, but try to approach them and they hurry into there tiny holes in the sand. Here Hotsauce plays with them.
Clean beaches friendly camping
Anastasia State Park is a great place to use as a base for exploring St. Augustine and surrounding areas. I camped in the park for five days while exploring the city and enjoying the beach everyday. There is a goody shack at the beach parking lot as well if you forgot to bring refreshments for you and yours.
the king's head is a very nice replica english pub located on US 1 north of st. augustine. good selection of english and irish beer on tap. as far as english style pubs go the king's head is one of the more authentic in florida. it is well worth the 6 mile drive north of central at. augustine. casual
A "Don't Miss" Seafood Experience!
If there is such a thing as a quintessential seafood restaurant… this is it! Salt Water Cowboy’s is everything you would want a seafood restaurant to be! It is located about 20-25 minutes from downtown historic St. Augustine – drive south on A1A, turn right onto Dondanville Road, just before Crescent Beach. You pass through a quaint residential area, and the restaurant is at the end of the road, overlooking the natural beauty of a saltwater marsh. They welcome “call-ahead reservations” since the wait can be rather long, especially during peak dinner times and in the summers. We called ahead and only had to wait about 5 minutes once we arrived (around 8:30 on a weeknight). The menu has a “cowboy” flair, with an “Open-Pit Barbecue” menu section, including ribs that looked really good. They also feature items you don’t see on your average “tourist” menu – a type of cuisine they list under the heading “Florida Cracker Corner,” which includes cooter (soft-shell turtle), gator tail, and frog legs (none of which are of my choice, but if they are yours, these are most likely among the best). All the seafood they offer is prepared either fried (a really light, homemade breading), blackened (not too spicy, and it complements the seafood well), or baked. For the most part, whatever type of seafood you are craving, they’ve got it – scallops, shrimp, fish (including a “catch of the day”), steamed oysters, crawfish, clam strips, and soft-shell crab. I ordered the “Three-Way Shrimp” the first time we went (we went twice in a short 5-night trip!) – 4 fried shrimp, 4 BBQ shrimp, and 4 stuffed shrimp filled with blue crab meat and smothered in this amazing peppery-cream sauce! We also ordered a ½ bucket of crawfish, which was boiled in a spicy, salty broth (they were good, just not my favorite). The atmosphere was lively, fun, and cozy – you really do feel like you’re at a Florida fish camp with the hardwood floors, twig furniture, tin ceilings, and warm lighting. The second time we visited I had their “award-winning” white clam chowder – awesome! – not too creamy and thick, with lots of clam, potatoes, and okra. They also have a spicy red clam chowder, if that’s more your style. I heard their key lime pie was a “standard” to measure others by, but we did not have any room left for dessert! You must add this restaurant to your dining experience while in St. Augustine – it’s casual, fun, and you won’t leave hungry! I ordered the “Three-Way Shrimp” the first time we went (we went twice in a short 5-night trip!) – 4 fried shrimp, 4 BBQ shrimp, and 4 stuffed shrimp filled with blue crab meat and smothered in this amazing peppery-cream sauce! It was nice to have a variety -- and, if it's shrimp you want that night, this is the best "fix" for that!
This little cafe is located on St. George Street and has some great sweets.
Last visit we ate:
Raspberry Cheese strudel
Huge Homemade chocolate cookie
Ham and Cheese crossiant
Peppermint Hot Cocoa
Open: 8am -3:00pm Salads- Soups
Classic and pressed sandwiches
Hot Cinnamon Rolls, Cookies, Pecan Sticky Buns, Muffins, Crossiants
Espresso Capuccino & Mocha