United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

The beaches around St. Augustine, FL

Jump to last reply

Hello everyone! So I'm busy trying to plan our family vacation for this upcoming Spring. The idea is to travel in late April or early May...before school lets out and while the beaches are, hopefully, less crowded. We would have an entire week.

I'm going to come right out and say that my husband and I are not "beachy" people. However, as we are now proud parents to two rambunctious and active three-year-old girls and it just makes sense to take a more laid-back approach to traveling, at least until they are a bit older and easier to manage, and I now get why so many parents take beach vacations every year. We reside in Charlotte, NC and went to the Outer Banks last year and it worked out great.

I know that early Spring isn't ideal beach weather and we are okay with that. If we can swim, it will be an added bonus. I am looking for laid-back beach towns that aren't super-touristy (no Myrtle Beach-types for us!) and I'm trying to figure out if the beaches around St. Augustine fit what we are looking for. When trying to research I find that most of the Florida websites seem to almost ignore this area in favor of the Gulf Coast or beaches further south. I imagine renting bikes and biking to town for casual lunches and dinners, visiting some historic sites (St. Augustine itself appeals to us for that reason) and checking out some state parks. I'm thinking the girls would love the Zoo in Jacksonville.

I prefer to rent a house but it seems as though this is mostly condo territory. I found some nice ones near Flagler Beach. Is this a nice town? Any locations I should be looking into or avoiding?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
Tracy

12 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Can Anyone Suggest Me Tourism Evolution Services ?
  2. 2 Boston GTG? 7/17/14
  3. 3 Seattle: Something Different?
  4. 4 Staying in Hollywood or Santa Monica area?
  5. 5 Grand Canyon helicopter tour from Las Vegas
  6. 6 Blue Ridge Parkway Help!
  7. 7 Trip Report Back from Miami Beach
  8. 8 Seeking thoughtful advice on Yellowstone/Tetons trip!
  9. 9 looking for suggestions for quiet florida beach front panhandle stay
  10. 10 Seattle, Portland, and day trips all around
  11. 11 San Fran to Crater Lake? round trip one week
  12. 12 Detroit, MI to Portland or bust.
  13. 13 Trip Report The Driftless Area: An underappreciated region of the Upper Midwest
  14. 14 Finger Lakes Itinerary Help
  15. 15 One Night in Dallas
  16. 16 Las Vegas - what to do solo
  17. 17 Big Island Fans - will we like Maui?
  18. 18 Which National Park/s with 7-year-old & possibly grandparents
  19. 19 Current status of Tappan Zee Bridge - summer 2014?
  20. 20 San Diego - wher to stay
  21. 21 Seattle Needing some help please
  22. 22 My 21st Birthday in Chicago
  23. 23 Princeton, NJ area hotels
  24. 24 3 weeks covering SF, Monterey, Lake Isabella, Las Vegas and LA (Disney)
  25. 25 Best East Coast Beach Vacation For Family of 4
View next 25 » Back to the top