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Vilano Beach---Closest Beach to St. Augustine, Florida

Vilano Beach---Closest Beach to St. Augustine, Florida in northeast Florida.

Vilano Beach's zip code is 32084 which it shares with our nation's oldest city, St. Augustine. However, you can address mail to Vilano Beach with the zip code of 32084 and it will arrive here, just fine. We also have our own post office which is located in a local business.

Cross over the Francis & Mary Usina Bridge (aka Vilano Bridge) just north of the historic district of St. Augustine (by the carousel) and take a right at the traffic light to enter Vilano Beach.

Vilano Beach has come to absorb the neighboring communities. Technically, Vilano Beach is Vilano Road and a few neighboring streets (i.e., Ferrol, Anahma, Corunna, Poplar, Palencia, Loja, Manresa, Jerez Ct., Viejo, Zamora, and part of Coastal Highway) but over time people have come to call the area from the St. Augustine Inlet north to Serenata Beach Club as Vilano Beach.

Below is a map from Google of Vilano Beach:

Map of Vilano Beach

This area includes Porpoise Point (the deed restricted community along the Intracoastal and St. Augustine Inlet. This map show Vilano Beach plus Porpoise Point:

Vilano Beach & Porpoise Point

But really, most people think of Vilano Beach as shown by the map below:

Vilano to Serenata Beach Club

As you can see, Vilano Beach is a very special place bounded on the south by the St. Augustine Inlet, the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).  Vilano Beach enjoys breezes year-round from the different waterways. It is absolutely one of the best fishing areas in Florida and a great place for jet-skiing, parasailing, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, skim boarding and other water activities.

Additionally, Vilano Beach has great restaurants. The Reef Restaurant has oceanfront dining and is voted best brunch in the area. Cap's on the Intracoastal is know near and far because of its great seafood (wonderful oyster bar with great raw bar) and sunsets. Aunt Kate's (too new for website) is Vilano Beach's newest restaurant, also on the Intracoastal just down the road from the Reef Restaurant with great food and sunsets.

The beaches are uncrowded and have many sea turtle nests. Vilano Beach is the local's beach as opposed to St. Augustine Beach which is more for tourists. On Sundays from noon to four p.m. there is a Farmer's Market at the Vilano Pier called the Sunday Market.

More info on Vilano please visit my website as I have been involved in the redevelopment of Vilano Beach since 1998: I have many links that give more detailed information about the Vilano Beach Town Center.

Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBarbara Jenness • July 28 2009 06:19PM


Nice introduction to the Vilano Beach area Barbara!  And lots of great information for locals and newcomers alike! 

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 10 years ago

Thanks Lee & Pamela. It is a great area. Raleigh is beautiful, too.

Posted by Barbara Jenness, St. Augustine FL Real Estate (Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL) over 10 years ago