Anastasia State Park is an oceanfront Florida State Park on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine. Being situated on its own peninsula, it features a vast Atlantic Ocean beach on the east side and the tidal salt marsh of the Salt Run on the west side.
The 1,600-acre (6.5 km2) large Anastasia State Park has an abundance of wildlife: native and migrating birds, sea turtles, crabs, fish and visiting dolphins and manatees. The 4-mile long beach flanked by ancient dunes invites you to go for long walks… even when it’s as windy as when we visited this week during our quick Florida trip.
In Anastasia State Park you can camp, swim, fish, kayak, and just relax. There’s even some history to explore at the Coquina Quarry, where the coquina rock was mined to build the nearby Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in downtown St. Augustine. The only thing you can’t do at the State Park is take your dog for a walk on the beach. That’s why there’s no footage of Whiskey running into the ocean. But you can always see that in this video: St. Augustine (Florida) – In Another Minute (Week 248)
Since it was rather overcast and very, very windy while I was filming Anastasia State Park, it seemed especially fitting to write a dedication to Thias aka Pure79er in the sand… because it felt like the German North Sea had come to Florida. He had recently written my name in the sand of the North Sea beach in his video Autumn Impressions Pt.2 Sankt Peter-Ording
I’ll be posting a few photos of the flowers throughout this week to the In Another Minute 2016 Flickr album, on Google+ and Facebook.
In a few days, there will also be a dedicated photo post on my blog. By now, there is a dedicated photo post on my blog: Photos of Anastasia State Park, Florida