Crescent Beach

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and some of us are not sure what we should do for dad on his special day. Should you get him a tie, or a weekend at the beach grilling steaks in the BBQ area at Beacher’s Lodge?

Naturally we think a weekend getaway for dad is much better than a tie and we bet dad will agree. Not only can he grill his favorite BBQ burgers or steaks, but there’s lots to do with dad in the  Crescent beach area.

Just south of St. Augustine, Crescent Beach boasts some of the best sun and sand that you can find. Gorgeous beaches are surrounded by history and top-rated restaurants, making this the perfect place to spend a day with Dad.

Fort Matanzas National Monument

An excellent place to start the day would be at Fort Matanzas National Monument. Consisting of a fort that has been standing since 1740, as well as 100 acres of salt marsh and barrier islands, this national monument stands as a symbol of protection. The history of Coastal Florida is filled with major conflicts as everyone sought to control the New World, and this Fort is part of what is left of that history. The fort today serves to protect the barrier islands and the plants and animals that have lived there for hundreds of years.

Kite Surfing

Also on Matanzas Inlet, there are long stretches of beach prime for kitesurfing, something that can be arranged with help from Kiteboarding Florida. Whether you want to stay on Matanzas or take a short trip to somewhere like Porpoise Point, they will help you organize the outing by pointing you in the right direction.

South Beach Grill

A morning of kitesurfing is sure to work up an appetite, and South Beach Grill is one of the top-rated restaurants in Crescent Beach. With a variety of menu options from vegan to gluten-free, burgers to tacos, healthy bowls to fried gator tail, there is surely something on the menu to please any palate.

Moses Creek Conservation Area

To work off your delicious lunch, take dad on a trip to the Moses Creek Conservation area, and walk along a variety of trails, or explore the bluffs within the area. Moses Creek is a wonderful place to picnic, fish, and take a glimpse of the wildlife around you.

Head back to Beacher’s Lodge to add to the comfort and ease of an exciting Crescent Beach getaway – where there’s always a wonderful selection of suites. Spend the evening on the ocean front balcony and have one of those heart to hearts with dear Ol’ Dad. Give the king of the castle the weekend he deserves, and start making memories with us at Beacher’s Lodge.

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