North Beach Camp Resort ~ St. Augustine Florida ~ 13

DSC_0137We’ve been to St. Augustine several times in the past. Each time we’ve toured the town visiting the many historical buildings and monuments along with the great places to eat and sip on a cocktail. This was the first time we’ve camped

Low tide on the Tolomato River
Low tide on the Tolomato River

at North Beach Camp Resort. It proved to be the perfect place for our group of family and friends to gather for Neal’s 60th birthday. The sites were very spacious and secluded with trees and vegetation separating the campers from one another. The Tolomato River meandered at the rear of the resort and the Atlantic ocean crashed on the beach at the entrance.

The ocean beach at the entrance of the resort.
The ocean beach at the entrance of the resort.

There was a fishing pier on the river side, a swimming pool oceanside, a playground and restaurants within walking distance. The only glitch was the expense but it was a special occasion and everyone agreed to splurge.

The area around the resort was wonderful to explore.  We found the Guana, Tolomato, Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve a short drive north on Route A1A. We explored the areas of the reserve on the oceanside and across A1A along the Guana and Tolomato rivers.

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The reserve along the Guana River.
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Beach access on the reserve.
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Important information.

A short drive to the south of the resort was Vilano Beach where we found a grocery store, a charming town center and 4X4 access to the beach.

We parked the jeep and walked the beach a couple times on our stay.
We drove, biked  and walked the beach several times during our stay.
The surfers were fun to watch.
People were out enjoying the water surfing…
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…and sailing.

We enjoyed meals at area restaurants within walking distance to our campsites. Aunt Kate’s was on the backside of the resort on the river…casual, great food, beautiful view and friendly service.  Caps on the Water, riverside as well and a short walk from our campground was another great pick. Cap’s was a little pricey but great food and the perfect place to watch the sunset sipping on a glass of wine.

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Bob & Betty and Neal & I spent a beautiful evening at Caps on the Water.
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On the final night of our stay, we enjoyed a campfire with Bob & Betty…and Bob’s best buddy Tiller.

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