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Vilano Beach

3400 Coastal Hwy., Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (68 reviews)
“crushed shells” (22 reviews)
“shark teeth” (17 reviews)
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3400 Coastal Hwy., Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL
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"nice beach"
in 68 reviews
"crushed shells"
in 22 reviews
"shark teeth"
in 17 reviews
"beach town"
in 7 reviews
"st augustine beach"
in 20 reviews
"pretty beach"
in 7 reviews
"beach access"
in 7 reviews
"old florida"
in 10 reviews
"white sand"
in 7 reviews
"bare feet"
in 7 reviews
"free parking"
in 12 reviews
"waves"
in 75 reviews
"publix"
in 37 reviews
"seashells"
in 27 reviews
"cars"
in 41 reviews
"erosion"
in 9 reviews
"surfing"
in 24 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Clean, quiet beach. Right outside of our hotel. Nice long stretch of beach for walking, and plenty of room for everyone

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of broken shells on beach, kids had trouble walking, parking available, dogs allowed, worth visiting.

Thank sargentmom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a cold windy day when we were here, but it was still fun to sit on the beach for a while. I would love to go back sometime in warmer weather. The sand is rough and full of shells. Fun to find some...More

Thank Stephanie P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach was okay, but a bit narrow. I could see when it is crowded, you could feel like you don't have room to breathe. It was pretty to watch the sunrise on, but it missed some character.

Thank J-Birds
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, not crowded and TONS of seashells. The tide was rough though, so my children were always at arms length while in the shallow water. There are drop offs even while in the shallow, so be careful because it's easy to lose footing. There...More

Thank Amanda V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is not crowded. The sand has some shells, enough to take home a bucket full, but not kill your feet. Bring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy the day.

Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Preferred by the locals, they say. Plenty of parking and fewer crowds than St. Augustine Beach. The beach is composed of sand and pieces of sea shells, so it's not as soft as some. There were a number of surfers out in the water a...More

Thank FrankinSC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice beach, lots of small free parking areas!Directly off of A1A, Near the campground we stayed at (Compass). And North Beach Campground which it's beach access DOEs NOT have access As it's stairs are broken and a very hilly, sandy slope is the only access....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked for free across the street. Crossing the road to the beach was a little scary (they could really use some pedestrian friendly crosswalks!) but we made it and it was worth it. There was a nice boardwalk over the dunes. The beach is...More

Thank FLGirlForever
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

this is a nice quiet private beach. it is very clean and not packed. we found a lot of shells . and we fished and caught 2 really big fish.

Thank maggiebr
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038judy
April 14, 2018|
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Response from delospoppy | Reviewed this property |
Not really. The winter is the best time for the bigger shells. Sharks teeth can be found, not really large ones. The 25 years we have been going to Florida -- the Gulf/Venice is the best sharks teeth finding. With all... More
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Emily U
April 4, 2018|
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Response from AnitaTravelAgent | Reviewed this property |
It was off season, no one was swimming. I did not see any.
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Babzkk
October 22, 2017|
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Response from Darlene J | Reviewed this property |
When we were there the last week of September the water was still too rough for us to go swimming but as far as being clean it had been well taken care of. No debris or anything laying around from Irma
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