Help keep Music by the Sea at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion

Please urge the City of St. Augustine Beach officials to renew the lease at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park for the Civic Association.  The Civic Association is in negotiation with the City of St Augustine Beach to renew their lease on the old police garage at the Pier Park. Use of the building allows them to efficiently produce great community events like Music by the Sea. Please use the e-mail addresses provided below to send a short email to each City Commission and ask that they renew the Civic Association’s lease!

Commissioner Margaret England – commengland@cityofsab.org
Commissioner Undine Pawlowski-George – comupawlowski@cityofsab.org
Commissioner Rich O’Brien – comrobrien@cityofsab.org
Commissioner Gary Snodgrass – comsgsnodgrass@cityofsab.org
Mayor Andrea Samuels – comasamuels@cityofsab.org

Thank you in advance for letting the Commission know you support the Civic Association and their great community programming and to please renew their lease!  Below is a schedule of the remaining Music by the Sea band and restaurant line-ups for the event scheduled each Wednesday through October 18th.

St. Augustine Beach pier, pier park, saint augustine beach pier, avid design group, music by the sea, taste of the beach, pier pavilion

St. Augustine Beach ranked as Trip Advisors top 10 beaches in the United States

St. Augustine Beach, St. Augustine Beach Pier, Florida beaches, best beach in florida, St. Johns County Pier Park, Splash Park, parking in st. augustine beach, florida beaches

Congratulations to St. Augustine Beach, that has made the list of the Top 10 in TripAdvisor’s list of Traveler’s Choice Top 25 Beaches in the United States, with visitors ranking St. Augustine Beach #9 for 2015.  This is the second year in a row that St. Augustine Beach has made this list being rated last year in 2014 as the #14 top beach.

Being selected as a top ten beach is a special designation since it is completely based on positive ratings from visitors who have experienced the Beach.  St. Augustine Beach is one of 6 Florida beaches making the top 10, and the only Florida beach on the East coast.  You can read more about this story at The St. Augustine Record.  Here is the list of the top 10 ranked beaches in the United States:

TRIPADVISOR’S TOP 10 U.S. BEACHES

  1. Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Fla.
  2. St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  3. Ka’anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
  4. Wai’anapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, Hawaii
  5. Pensacola Beach, Pensacola Beach, Fla.
  6. La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, Calif.
  7. Kailua Beach Park, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii
  8. Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, Fla.
  9. St. Augustine Beach
  10. Beach at Panama City, Panama City Beach, Fla.

 

Beach renourishment is finished at the St. Augustine Beach Pier

Finally after over 7 months of work and $16 million dollars later, the beach renourishment project at St. Augustine Beach has been completed.  This has positively affected the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pier Park allowing beach access during both low and high tide periods.  As you may remember, the beach access at the pier was very difficult and often closed before the beach renourishment project.

 

From my perspective standing on the beach and looking back at the pier, it is going to be a long time before the pier has any amount of water beneath it’s pilings for fishing to return for the local anglers.  The current sand line extends out to the end of the pier, even during the high tide period.  We have seen this happen before with previous renourishment projects.  Not to worry.  Soon the sea and all its tidal fury will reclaim the sand and the St. Augustine Beach Pier will return to being a local fishing hot spot and surfers paradise.

 

You can read more about the recent renourishment project in a recent article feature in the St. Augustine Record titled Renourishment Gives St. Augustine Beach a New Look by Stuart Korfhage at the following link: http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2012-09-12/renourishment-gives-st-augustine-beach-new-look#.UFNOAlF5GSp.  You can also see some recent pictures listed below.

 

Beach before and after courtesy of The St. Augustine Record