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Spring is finally here and there’s no better way to celebrate than by taking out the boat! Explore the coast of St. Augustine, just a 45-minute drive south of Jacksonville, FL. St. Augustine has some of the most beautiful marinas and spaces for activities both on the water and on land. Here are some of the best places to hit.

Camachee Cove
At the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, boaters will find 260 slips, easy access to restrooms and fuel pumps, as well as a swimming pool, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities. It’s also very pet-friendly. This location is adjoining to the Intracoastal Waterway and less than a mile away from the ocean. On land, it’s only two miles from the historic district where you can find music and art, shopping, nightlife, restaurants, and tasting tours, history tours, and ghost tours.

St. Augustine Municipal Marina
If you love brick streets, learning town history, shopping in boutiques, and having a variety of restaurants to choose from, you’ll want to dock your boat at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. This marina is located so close to all of the wonderful attractions St. Augustine has to offer making it extremely popular so make sure your plan your visit ahead of time to secure one of the 96 available slips. Check out the weather at the marina on their website.

Conch House
The Conch House Marina Resort is one of the nicest marinas around, located on the Intracoastal Waterway. The 2016 Hurricane Matthew caused some damage to the 194 slip marina but it has since been rebuilt and continues to offer award-winning seafood dishes, lodging, and fishing charters. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and can even be booked for banquets. Reservations aren’t an option so be sure to get there early in the day to secure your spot!

Cat’s Paw
Just a few minutes from downtown is the Cat’s Paw Marina. Known for its storage, this marina offers everything from storage to work racks which are available for DIY projects. Visit the ship store for fuel, bait, cold drinks, snacks, and souvenirs.