Vilano Beach


Visit Vilano Beach and Search for Your Dream Home

Vilano Beach is located just north of downtown St. Augustine's historic district, on the north side of the Matanzas Inlet. The town of Vilano Beach is charmingly Art Deco, with its tiled fountains and retro pier, and this local beach is also a wonderful surprise, and one of St. Augustine's best-kept secrets. A quiet coastal community, Vilano Beach is known for its sandy Atlantic shoreline and a fishing pier stretching into the Tolomato River. Casual beach grills, pizza places, and a marina surround the pier, which is marked by the Bluebird of Happiness, a restored vintage statue. The Vilano Beach Nature Boardwalk, running through wetlands near the Francis and Mary Usina Bridge, features mosaic art of local wildlife. The beach has a steep drop-off, heavier surf, and a strong current due to its location near the inlet, which makes it ideal for surfing (when the tide is coming in) and skimboarding.