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4th of July in Vilano Beach, FL

4th of July in Vilano Beach, FL

Welcome to the busiest weekend in Porpoise Point, the wonderful waterfront neighborhood in Vilano Beach, FL. It is one of the best places to view the St. Augustine fireworks from the St. Augustine inlet at Porpoise Point, and a great place to spend the day at the beach. With jet skis, kayaking, boating, surf fishing, stand up paddle surfing, skim boarding, hunting for shark's teeth, swimming, kitesurfing, and more, it's a wonder if you will ever leave the beach at Vilano Beach.


But, trust me, you will. There is so much planned in the Vilano Beach Town Center this 4th of July weekend. The locals are all excited about the new grocery store, Publix, being constructed, but locals and visitors alike will enjoy all the great specials the local businesses are having. As a Porpoise Point resident, I have the good fortune to be able to walk to all these events. Won't you join us?

Directions:Porpoise Point and the Vilano Beach Town Center is located on the northside of the St. Augustine inlet. Take a right onto Coastal Highway after crossing the Intracoastal on the Vilano Bridge from downtown St. Augustine.


Here's what's happening for the 4th of July in Vilano Beach Town Center:

OVER THE DITCH CAFE -- 80 Vilano Road - 904-824-9680
From 11:30 til after fireworks, a Family Friendly Celebration in their parking lot.  Captain America, Spider Woman, fire truck, games for kids and adults, music, henna tatoos, water baloons, hula hoop competition, cotton candy, hot dogs, hamburgers, draft beer & sangria,  Note: Their new hours are 7 am to 3 pm (breakfast & lunch but not dinner).

VILANO MOBILE VET -- 904-315-1331
Will be on duty all weekend through the 4th if you have a pet problem that needs attention.

BEACHES ON VILANO - 254 Vilano Road at the Pier - 904- 823-8840
From noon on til after the fireworks, live music all day.  Barbeque, burgers and dogs in the parking lot next to the pier.  There will be a $5 charge to park, refundable with a meal purchase.  Come watch the fireworks from their deck and beach.

BAY RAY BOAT RENTALS at Inlet Marina - 904- 826-0010
Open for boat rentals from 8 am to 8 pm.

VILANO SURF HUT - 115 Vilano Road - 904-806-8119
Open 9 to 5 or 6 (Sunday 11 to 5).  Special sales and coupons.

BEACH HOUSE CAFÉ & GRILL-10 Vilano Road at the Ocean - 904-217-3765
Saint Augustine Beach House (aka Ocean Blue I) at the Vilano Beach access ramp.  There's an old fashioned beach snack bar walk-up window from 11 to 5 seven days a week where you will find hot dogs, burgers, personal pizzas, chicken tenders, sides, beverages, beer, a daily special like a tuna wrap, and of course ice cream.  For the disabled there is an elevator up to the deck. Perfect for beach goers who get hungry and don't bring their own picnic.

Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - Licensed Real Estate Broker- Porpoise Point and Vilano Beach 904-823-0027 in case you have to see some homes in the area!

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.

Awards: REALTOR of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, SPIRIT Award Passion, Five-Star Best in Client Satisfaction-7 Years Winner

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarbara Jenness • July 01 2011 03:11PM