Sunday, October 25, 2015

Anastasia State Park

Stagecoach RV Park
St. Augustine, FL
October 25, 2015

Today Joe and I visited Anastasia State Park. This awesome 1,600 acre Florida state park includes a beach, a salt marsh, a nature trail and 139 camping sites with electric and water. 

The Ancient Dunes Nature Trail is a short loop through a shaded maritime hammock. Ancient sand dunes are explained on the kiosk below.

 There we saw Beauty Berries...

 I have never seen berries this color. 

We learned about Resurrection Fern a couple of years ago when staying at Live Oak Landing RV Resort. 

Anastasia contains four miles of pristine beach. A designated swimming area  has a lifeguard from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The beach is open to walkers and bicyclists. No pets are allowed.

Access to the beach is by a boardwalk over the marsh. There were not very many beach combers this morning...just the way we like it! 

We wandered along the salt marsh, but didn't see much. I had hoped to see dolphins and marsh birds up close. Maybe we should have stopped there first. The booth to rent kayaks, canoes and fishing poles with bait had a line of folks with money in hand...the wildlife was gone.

Have a great week. Until next time, let the good times roll...



  1. Looks like it's pretty warm there. I arrived in Red Bluff, CA, decked out in jeans and a thick sweatshirt. Everyone else was in shorts. Guess I'm not at 4000' any more. ;)

  2. You made it. I can tell you're definitely in Florida! The weather is warm and the scenery beautiful.

  3. Ahhh, the beach looks lovely:) Love the all the bird photos. I've never heard of Beauty Berries, but they sure are a pretty color. Enjoy your time in St. Augustine!

  4. Woohoo, you're getting those feet moving again! Those beauty berries are gorgeous! I sure do love all the fungus found in the damp South.

  5. From the desert to the ocean what a change. Enjoy wherever you are.

  6. Anastasia Island State Park has a lovely Old Florida feel. We really enjoyed our time there. So much to see & do in St. Augustine. So much history! Looking forward to more of your posts on this city.

  7. Oh Florida!. I missed the beach, the birds and the sunshine.
    Ive seen a lot of beauty berries in Oklahoma, they are so vividly beautiful.