The Great Outdoors Of St. Augustine

Posted by Leland On July - 31 - 2017

Florida’s ecosystems are so diverse and it’s a great place to visit for outdoor lovers. St. Augustine is no exception, the beautiful historic town has its fair share of beaches and Florida wildlife. Admire the land from the comfort of a tour boat, or plan your own adventure. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy St. Augustine’s great outdoors.

Bird Watching

St. Augustine is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, a 2,000-mile long trail of over 500 locations in Florida where state birds are protected. Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine has over 200 bird species. You can relax on the beach area or watch birds from a kayak or boat. Some species you’ll see are gulls, reddish egrets, sootywing, and duskywing. Fort Matanzas also offers a free two-hour birding walk.

Take an eco tour

St. Augustine eco tours is the place to enjoy Florida wildlife while an expert guide shows you the way. Take one of their boating expeditions for great views of dolphins playing in the ocean. Kayak adventures take you through the salt marshes and historic downtown St. Augustine. Not only will you see birds and other wildlife, but great views of the historic missions. Sailing excursions are also great for viewing marine life while enjoying the sunset.


St. Augustine has some of the best golf courses in Florida as it is the location of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The World Golf Village has two courses; the King & Bear and the Slammer & Squire. King & Bear was even co-designed by ArnoldĀ Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Each course is designed to preserve the Florida landscape and integrate challenging course features. Other courses in the area include THE PLAYERS Stadium Course named one of the Top 50 Golf Courses in the world by GOLF Magazine. It’s also home to THE PLAYERS Championship. St. Johns Golf & Country Club is a popular course in St. Augustine and is great for novice and expert golfers. The location is beautiful and there’s a restaurant on site.

With so many great outdoor activities, you may want to stay in St. Augustine for a while. Make your trip a weekend, or week, long by staying in a St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast.

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