We want to begin this post by pointing out what a beautiful day it has been in St. Augustine Beach today and how great the Pier looked this morning with the calm ocean of less that 1′ of wave action. You can see from the photo posted that it certainly looks nice out and will only get better as we move towards the weekend.
As many of you may know from visiting St. Augustine Beach over the past few months, the walk-over and stairs leading to the beach from the seawall were not open to the public and in need of repair from months of water damage and erosion to the beach. Well, we would like to note that a much needed replacement of the stairs has been made and it appears to now be open to the public making beach access from the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park possible for all. In addition to the walk-over and stairs replacement, they have expanded the width of the stairs to accommodate two way pedestrian traffic and a much greater flow of beach-goers. We wish to thank St. Johns County for the work that has been done…
A beautiful morning looking at the Pier
Side view of stairs with Pier in the background
New beach access stairs at the St. Augustine Beach Pier
Well, the much needed repairs have started on our treasured St. Augustine Beach Pier. The St. Johns County Commissioners approved $300,000 in repairs back in November for concrete reinforcement and repair of the pilings, as well as additional work to take place over the coming weeks. The St. Augustine Beach Pier is expected to be closed to the public for the next month. Not to worry though, it will be all ready to go in time for a warm Spring and sunny beach weather.
Read more about the project in the article titled Pier Renovations Underway, that was featured in the St. Augustine Record on Tuesday March 6th.
Spring will feel like is it has arrived early this weekend as temperatures are expected to be in the high 70’s and low 80’s on Saturday and Sunday (Jan 21st and 22nd). And though the beach ocean water temperature is only expected to be about 61 degrees, the moderate SW winds will keep the beach and Pier Park warm for visitors. So come on out and enjoy fishing at the Pier, kids splashing at Splash Park at the Pier, or beach walking, sunbathing or any other beach activity at our beaches in St. Augustine Beach.
Happy New Year! Tonight is the night of the annual Beach Blast Off party to send out the old year 2011 and usher in a new prosperous year 2012. The annual event is open to the public from 4:00 – 10:00 pm. Fireworks begin at 8:30 pm with the after-party continuing from 9 – 10 pm. The event is loaded with food and beverage sponsors as well as loads of activities for the kids and family.
We are so fortunate to have this wonderful beach-side annual New Years event in our backyard here in St. Augustine Beach. It is a great event for locals to visit and catch up with friends and business associates as well as have your kids see their friends and hang out for a fun filled night. Tourist will find the friendliness of our locals to be welcoming and enjoyable as they experience good music, food and drink together. Transportation is available at many local park-and-ride shuttle locations located throughout the beach area.
Check out the website provided by Avid Design Group, for more details on this wonderful community event at www.beachblastoff.com. We hope to pack the Pier Park out tonight and see everyone there. Have a wonderful New year and New Years Blessing to all…
This is great news! The St. Johns County Commission, in a vote of 5 – 0, vote to fund $300,000 for the repair of The St. Augustine Beach Pier to extend the current pier life from 3 years to 15. Read the following article from Peter Guinta at The St. Augustine Record newspaper at: http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2011-11-15/pier-get-300000-repairs#.TsQMqvJjPMw
We are looking forward to some great weather this weekend reaching highs around 80 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. The air will be cool and the water will be warm. Feel free to post any photo’s you may have taken that others would like to see on our site for the St. Augustine Beach Pier.
We live in a wonderful little beach town! The pier has so many great events going on that we wanted to create a blog to post about all the fun stuff that takes place here. For example, every Wednesday night in the summer they have Music by the Sea with live music and local area restaurants bring a sampling of some of their menu items for purchase. On Wednesday mornings, there are local vendors that sell their goods at the Farmers Market. There are so many other fun events so check back often as we will blog about all the fun stuff that goes one here!