Anastasia State Park is an oceanfront Florida State Park on Anastasia
Island in St. Augustine. Being situated on its own peninsula, it
features a vast Atlantic Ocean beach on the east side and the tidal salt
marsh of the Salt Run on the west side.
The 1,600-acre (6.5 km2) large Anastasia State Park has an abundance
of wildlife: native and migrating birds, sea turtles, crabs, fish and
visiting dolphins and manatees. The 4-mile long beach flanked by ancient
dunes invites you to go for long walks… even when it’s as windy as
when we visited this week during our quick Florida trip.
In Anastasia State Park you can camp, swim, fish, kayak, and just relax.
There’s even some history to explore at the Coquina Quarry, where the
coquina rock was mined to build the nearby Castillo de San Marcos
National Monument in downtown St. Augustine. The only thing you can’t do
at the State Park is take your dog for a walk on the beach. That’s why
there’s no footage of Whiskey running into the ocean. But you can always
see that in this video: St. Augustine (Florida) – In Another Minute (Week 248)
it was rather overcast and very, very windy while I was filming
Anastasia State Park, it seemed especially fitting to write a dedication
to Thias aka Pure79er
in the sand… because it felt like the German North Sea had come to
Florida. He had recently written my name in the sand of the North Sea
beach in his video Autumn Impressions Pt.2 Sankt Peter-Ording
|Pelicans flying over the Salt Run in Anastasia State Park, Florida|
I’ll be posting a few photos of the flowers throughout this week to the In Another Minute 2016 Flickr album, on Google+ and Facebook. In a few days, there will also be a dedicated photo post on my blog.