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.|
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.