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Three students talk in group in front of the Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine.

Welcome to St. Augustine

A walk through St. Augustine is a walk through a tropical paradise in a place where time stands still. The oldest continuously occupied European settlement in continental United States, St. Augustine was founded by Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in September 1565 and today remains a shining jewel in Florida’s tourism economy.

Student Blake Stafford at Disney World

Disney World vs. St. Augustine

with Blake Stafford

But anyone who thinks St. Augustine is for old-timers hasn’t been to St. Augustine. St. Augustine offers a mix of art, music, fine dining, casual eateries, sporting events and shopping that makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Southeast. And at Flagler College, you’ll be directly at the heart of this bustling town center—a place where your life fits your style.

Student Chris Rhodes

Flagler Favorites

with Chris Rhodes

And did we mention the beach? With more than 40 miles of pristine natural beaches that will take your breath away, St. Augustine offers an oceanfront refuge like none other. The travel time from downtown campus to shore break? Ten minutes, tops.

Student Alex Zappone surveying the beach at sunrise

Surf at Sunrise, Psych at 9:10AM

with Alex Zappone

What is there to do/see nearby?

Within walking distance from campus, there are small shops, museums, casual and fine dining, St. Augustine tourism, and recreation.

Across the bridge on Anastasia Island, there are skate parks, local attractions such as the Alligator Farm, state parks with camping facilities, and multiple casual and fine dining establishments. The campus is about 5 miles from St. Augustine Beach, which provides safe and clean spots for surfing or fishing.

The campus is located within driving distance to shopping at the St. Augustine Outlet Malls, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Target, WalMart, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc. We are about a 45 minute drive from Jacksonville, Fla.