Nearly 450 years separate its past from its present, but nowhere is history more celebrated than in St. Augustine. From the coquina walls of its forts and city gates to its brick-lined streets and lush, green park at the Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine's storied collection of homes, museums and historic sites pay tribute to all who influenced it. In 2015, come celebrate our birthday as the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in North America. The stunning 42-mile oceanfront playground of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra gives beachgoers plenty to enjoy year 'round. Relax in the sun, taking in the scent of salt water and the gentle ocean breeze. Fish, go shelling or hit the waves to swim, kayak, windsurf or kiteboard. It's fun to stay on the sand, too - dolphins play in the surf, an endangered beach mouse lives in the dunes of Anastasia State Park and rare Northern right whales come here to give birth every winter.