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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park (Unique Beach and Formal Gardens) Florida



Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is located along State Road A1A on the east coast of Florida near St Augustine. The park is between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River and is divided into two areas; garden and beach. A1A separates the two.




The beach area, located on the eastern side of the road, provides a parking area with a walkway leading over the sand dunes to the beach.




The beach is mostly brownish- orange sand with small shell fragments as you get closer to the rock outcroppings. Take shoes to wear! 




Once you get to the beach, the rocks are located a little way down the beach to the left.







About half way there, you will begin to see piles of shells.










The majority of the shells are located close to the rocks.








This is the largest outcroppings of coquina rock on the Atlantic Ocean.




Located on the west side of A1A, along the Matanzas River, is 20 acres of formal gardens nature trails.






The rose garden is a treat for the scenes with over 150 rose bushes.






Citrus groves at Washington Oaks date back to the late 1700’ s.




The pay booth is located on the garden side and will issue you a car tag that can be used for parking on the beach side as well.






Located:  20 miles (37 minutes) south of St Augustine and 35 miles (46 minutes) north of Daytona Beach





Address:
6400 N Ocean Shore Blvd
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Hours:
8am-sunset, daily

​Admission:
$5 per vehicle


Happy Travels!

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