A visit to St. Augustine Beach for Inn Guests

Our "Afternoon at the Beach" guest amenity creates a perfect combination... bed and breakfast pampering at the Inn and an outing at St. Augustine Beach! We've designed the ideal way for you to experience one of Florida's top beaches, just 6 miles from the St. Francis Inn.

Your day at the beach is headquartered at one of our sister properties, Our Beach Cottage. There you will find free off-street parking and facilities for the exclusive use of our Inn guests. There's a private bathroom with shower (complete with towels, soap, shampoo), beach chairs, an outdoor shower to get the sand off easily, and cold drinks. There’s a refrigerator for you to store your picnic, too. And all this is just steps from the Atlantic Ocean.

St. Augustine Beach is one of the world’s most beautiful, with 14 miles of wide sand, gentle waves, and dunes of sea oats floating in the breeze. Walk from Our Beach Cottage over a sandy path through the dunes to this ocean playground. The beach is the perfect spot to curl up with a good novel, daydream as boats cruise the horizon, or soak up the sun while boogey-boarding or surf fishing... you set the pace! You might even be lucky enough to glimpse some dolphins swimming playfully offshore.

Discover all the amenities of an oceanside holiday during your Beach Day. Just a mile away is one of northeast Florida's most popular public fishing piers, with volleyball courts at the neighboring park and a weekly farmers market. Also nearby are Fiesta Falls miniature golf, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, and the 165 foot tall candy-striped St. Augustine Lighthouse. St. Augustine Beach is packed with interesting shops, restaurants and cafes, boutiques, surf shops, moped and kayak rentals, and special events.

Let your Beach Day round out your visit to St. Augustine. Make your arrangements with the innkeeper at St. Francis Inn, who will provide you with a parking permit, a directional map and the garage access code.

Please note: "Beach Day" for Inn guests does not include an overnight stay at Our Beach Cottage. The "day guests" beach equipment and amenities are all located in a garage at Our Beach Cottage, which Inn guests can access. Our Beach Cottage is rented separately on a nightly basis, just as Inn rooms are rented. You may love your day at the beach so much, that you'll want to spend a few nights at Our Beach on your next visit to St Augustine!

mom and child building a sand castle
our beach cottage exterior

Our Beach Cottage is set up to specially accommodate our Inn guests for a day at the beach. There are designated parking places, beach chairs, cold drinks, refrigerator, and an outdoor shower. To ensure your comfort, you also have access to the day-guests' private bathroom, complete with shower, towels, soap, and shampoo. What a great way to relax at the beach, freshen up before you leave, and head to one of the many beach area restaurants to top off your day!

St. Augustine Beach scene
sand dunes at St. Augustine Beach