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Old 03-18-2015, 10:50 AM
 
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Check Vilano Beach which is near St Augustine
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:06 PM
 
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The Jacksonville Beaches are also nice, check out Atlantic Beach
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:09 PM
 
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I am glad that Fernandina Beach is on the radar. My husband and I live in south Florida and are looking for a change and lower cost of living. We love the beaches on the west coast of Florida and Destin Beach in the panhandle. However, we are going to be giving Fernandina a look-see.
It's really a magical little town with a ton of history, much like Saint Augustine but minus the hordes of tourists.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Folks,

Vilano Beach or Flagler Beach? In your opinions, which is "better?" Pros and cons of each? You've been really helpful, we look forward to your responses. Thanks.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Vilano Beach by far in my opinion. It's quieter, has a beautiful beach and yet is close to St Augustine's restaurant/shops plus has it's very own Publix in the little town center. Something to bear in mind, the tourist trade is very much centered around normal business hours in St Augustine so at night it calms down considerably and is a very pleasant place to come into for dinner or a walk through the historic area.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:10 PM
 
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Hope you don't mind all of my questions... What do you think of Vilano Beach vs. Anastasia Beach? Pros/Cons? Any info you can offer is appreciated. Thanks very much.
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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Hope you don't mind all of my questions... What do you think of Vilano Beach vs. Anastasia Beach? Pros/Cons? Any info you can offer is appreciated. Thanks very much.
I prefer Vilano Beach because it has a small beach town feel with mostly single family homes. Anastasia Island is a lot more manicured(perfect lawns and hedges along the beachfront road) and has more condos on the beach.

Vilano beach is not very well known. That's a good thing. It's because it hasn't turned into a tourist trap destination.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:39 AM
 
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Hope you don't mind all of my questions... What do you think of Vilano Beach vs. Anastasia Beach? Pros/Cons? Any info you can offer is appreciated. Thanks very much.
As these beaches and a plethora of others like Siesta beach and Crescent beach including Flagler are all within 50 miles of each other, a trip to the area could have them all checked out for suitability within a few days.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:02 AM
 
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As these beaches and a plethora of others like Siesta beach and Crescent beach including Flagler are all within 50 miles of each other, a trip to the area could have them all checked out for suitability within a few days.
Siesta is 244 miles from St. Augustine - just wanted to point that out. We live in Sarasota and it takes nearly 4 hours to get up there, so it's not what I call that close. Plus, did he not say he wanted the east coast? At any rate it's always nice to visit and compare different areas of Florida, one might change their mind on what they want.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:37 AM
 
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For what it's worth. Water temps yesterday.

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