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3400 Coastal Hwy., Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach had a lot of shells to be collected. We didn't go after the tide went out so we only found small to medium sized shells but there were plenty of them! Wouldn't recommend walking around with no shoes. A lot of broken shells...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A view of the lighthouse on the south end, by the break wall, and of the undeveloped shore of Anastasia Island across the inlet. On this end of the beach the waves start breaking far from shore and accommodate the surfers closer in. A short...More

Thank thompsonm513
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are frequent travelers to this area and I wanted to go somewhere different for our anniversary. I had never really heard of Vilano Beach and decided on this location and so glad I did. What a lovely and quiet place to spend our vacation....More

Thank BeeDeeBee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at a B&B in St Augustine, and we spent 2 mornings on Vilano Beach. It was fun sitting on the beach.. The view was gorgeous. You can see the lighthouse from the beach...... They could use better restroom facilities for those who do...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was recommended by a local, so we went for a few hours. It was not crowded at all and the hard sand makes for easy walking, and it appears you can walk for a few miles. We watched the kite surfers and fishermen...More

Thank LeadFoot2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To watch the sunrise and to watch the young Surfers getting the first morning waves was very nice but the sand is very Shelly so hard to walk on. There is plenty of parking and bathroom access. Did I say it was free because yes...More

Thank Jimbogirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came from Fort Myers for a weekend getaway and we love it here especially with the water quality in the Gulf. Downtown St. Augustine is right over the bridge, i just regret i didn't bring my fishing gear other than that perfect. The surf...More

Thank Tyrone W
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Being from North Myrtle Beach and running from Hurricane Florence, we decided to head south. We landed here in Villano beach. Great, laid back, beach vibe with friendly locals. Much nicer than Jax beach located to the north. Quaint little beach town with excellent surf...More

Thank hermosabeach1
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We rented a house near the beach and enjoyed this beach every afternoon after touring the city all morning. For those of us who love beach combing, this activity varied with each day. Sections of the beach were often wonderfully "supplied" while other sections had...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a hidden gem. Not crowded at all and you can fish 🎣 without disrupting the swimmers. I love the area by the rocks. Great beach to take beautiful pictures and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing day. My favorite beach so far. I...More

Thank Ruth S
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Kathie H
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Christina S
10 June 2018|
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Response from Kufies | Reviewed this property |
No glass or alcohol is allowed on the beach as far as I know.