Anastasia State Park – visited 7/16 – 7/23

Anastasia State Park is in St. Augustine, Florida on the Atlantic Ocean, south of Jacksonville.

Type of Park

Florida State Park – $28 per night – 3 points

Hookup

  • The park has 80 RV sites accommodating both 30 and 50 amp, no sewer and 3 dump stations.
  • The gravel site was clean, raked and ready for our arrival. No leveling blocks required.
  • We had no problem cooling our 30 amp coach in 95 degree July heat.
  • We got 2 over the air TV channels with a digital antenna.

Hookup score: 3 RV

Site

  • There is partial and full shade throughout the park.
  • We stayed in Coquina Loop Site 108, which is closest loop to the beach. Last year we stayed on Shark’s Eye loop. Coquina was like living in the Amazon rain forest. Lush and thick and when it rains, your outside gear takes forever to dry out. Also very tight spaces on a tight loop. We preferred the more spacious but farther away loops – still wooded, but not swallowing you up like Coquina.
  • Site 108 barely accommodated the coach, our 10 ft hexagonal Clamshell, the outdoor kitchen setup and all our other gear and gadgets.

Site score: 3

Bathhouse

  • There was 1 bathhouse on Coquina Loop, with women and men’s rooms with 2 showers stalls, 2 sinks and 3 toilets each plus a handicapped shower/sink/toilet combo
  • The volunteers deal with the heavy usage but facilities were immaculate.
  • There is one coin operated commercial washer/dryer at $1.50 for a 30 minute wash and $1.50 for a 45 minute dry that worked perfectly.

Bathhouse score: 3

Mobility (walking/biking)

  • If you are in Anastasia without a car, no worries, all the surrounding attractions, entertainment and provisioning supplies are bikeable.
  • The beach, ocean, water rentals and Amphitheater are on site and walkable. St. Augustine Beach and the Historic Downtown are each about 2 miles away from the campground.

Mobility score: 4

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach activities are the primary source of outdoor experience. The beach is expansive with a long wide mat from the entrance to the beach.  There are bath houses and showers next to the large parking lot.  A small camp store has camper supplies, and a snack shop is open during the day.  It is a perfect beach set up.
  • The nature trails are short and so-so. The kayak rental center is on a tidal inlet so we didn’t try it.
  • Outside of the park there is lots to do from miniature golf to psuedo-pirate tours on the ICW, but they’re going to cost you.

Outdoor activities score: 4

Vibe

  • Varied! Depends on where you are.
  • Campground is family oriented, more kids than retirees.
  • Downtown is the Spanish version of The French Quarter in New Orleans.
  • St. Augustine Beach is communal, friendly, relaxed.
  • The rest of the city is probably much like where you live.

Vibe score: 4

Total points 24 = 4 RVs  {There is a reason this park fills up fast}