72 Hours In St. Augustine

There are so many things to love about St. Augustine, Florida! 

Just south of Jacksonville,  St. Augustine sits on the east coast of Florida. It claims to be the first settlement in America, so as you can imagine, it is rich in history! From the stunning architecture downtown to the beautiful beaches, we think St. Augustine is one of the most special beach towns that we do business in and It’s not hard to see why. 

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Here’s how we think you should spend 72 hours in St. Augustine


If you only have a couple of mornings for breakfast in St. Augustine, you have to go to SUNDAY!

They have a small menu and everything on it is worth trying! You can also get a French press coffee for two and fresh  squeezed orange juice.

This restaurant is very involved in the community. It’s an old home that’s been renovated so it’s super cozy with beautiful lighting. Not to mention the aesthetic is on point! local artist, Jenna Alexander has a studio in the back and you can also purchase her artwork inside of Sunday. 

Ragga Surf Cafe

You definitely want to visit this Schooley that’s positioned in the perfect quiet beach spot called Marineland. They have excellent coffee and the homemade pop tarts are to die for!  We would highly recommend getting to this place for a sunrise. You can’t beat the view! Check out their Instagram here.

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If you plan to spend the day on the beach, head south about a mile past Ragga and enjoy the local coquina.  Across the street, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is also worth exploring, especially if you’d like a break from the sunshine. It’s loaded with history and beautiful gardens right along the Matanzas River. 

We’d pretty much recommend any spot along A1A for a beach day. Don’t forget you can drive on the beach in St. Augustine. You’ll just want to make sure you’re checking in and paying any fees involved. You’ll see booths along the beach area for information. 

Another thing to love about St. Augustine beaches is that they are pet friendly. No need to leave your four legged family members at home. 


We highly recommend booking one of the four villas from locally owned and managed St. Augustine Homes.

This couple lives and breathes St. Augustine! I guess someone would even consider Gabe Kling a local celebrity in the surf world. Sorry Gabe, we aren’t trying to embarrass you. 

Their villas are located right across the street from the beach and are in walking distance from everything you need. It’s also a convenient drive to the St. Augustine lighthouse, and over the bridge of Lyons for a night downtown.


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Of course, a trip to St. Augustine wouldn’t be complete without a sunrise or sunset beach photography session with us!  Visit this page to book with us.