The Ocean Gallery has often been referred to as the best address on the beach. The condo community is located on Anastasia Island, perfectly situated between St. Augustine and Crescent Beach, meaning guests can reach a number of attractions in just minutes. There is plenty to see and do around St. Augustine, but if you’re looking to stick close to your rental, check out the following attractions that you’ll find nearby
St. Augustine Beach
What trip to Florida is complete without a visit to the beach? When you’re staying at The Ocean Gallery, you can’t get much closer. The condos are actually positioned on St. Augustine Beach, allowing you to sink your feet into the sand any time you please. The beach is four miles long and features St. Johns County Ocean Pier as the centerpiece of a four-acre beachfront park. Here, you’ll find a splash park playground, picnic tables, volleyball courts, concessions, and pier fishing.
Anastasia State Park is a favorite place for locals and tourists to relax and take in the beauty and nature around them. There’s four miles of pristine beach to explore along with a 1,600-acre park that features a tidal salt marsh, protected bird sanctuary, and upland hammock. It’s the perfect spot to go to fishing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and windsurfing.
Castillo de San Marcos
St. Augustine is best known as one the nation’s most historical cities, so there’s no way you can miss out on the opportunity to visit one of its most historical attractions. The Castillo de San Marcos is a Spanish fortress that was built in the 1600s. It has been preserved and is now recognized as a National Monument, allowing visitors to walk through the various areas that housed soldiers and prisoners. It’s also a great place to capture a stunning view of the city and the ocean.
Taking a short ferry journey south of The Ocean Gallery will bring you to Fort Matanzas, another historical fort that was erected in 1742. You can take time to explore the site and watch a reenactment displaying the fort’s history before heading off on one of the area’s scenic trails down to the shore to fish or collect seashells.
St. George Street
St. George Street is unarguably the heart of St. Augustine. As a pedestrian only thoroughfare, the street is easy for visitors to wander around at their leisure. Though an attraction itself, St. George Street is home to several other attractions, art galleries, restaurants, and unique shops.
Planning a stay at The Ocean Gallery is the best way to get the full St. Augustine experience!