26 Aug Life on the Intracoastal Waterway
In a sleepy little town named Saint Augustine Florida you will find some of the most beautiful stretches of the Intracoastal Waterway, anywhere in the state. Where our neighbors to the north and south of us narrow to small canals with homes peering over the edges at each other, Saint Augustine has broad sparkling waterways mostly bordered by marshes and other natural vegetation. For those of you lucky enough to live in the downtown or Davis Shores areas, you will delight in your unencumbered views across the water of Historic Downtown Saint Augustine, our nation’s oldest city! The magnificent tops of Flagler College and some of the old churches, The Cross, The Fort, The Bridge of Lions, and for those on the downtown side, the striking sunrises and the Old Lighthouse can be seen. For those living on the East side, the Sunsets are unmatched and Mother Nature will amaze you with a unique one daily!
The native birds are too numerous to name but the colorful Roseate Spoonbill, Blue Heron, Brown Pelican and Egrets are only a few of what you will see here. Saint Augustine’s Intracoastal Waterfront is exclusive as much of it is non buildable due to the extensive marsh grasses, State Parks and nature preserves. That makes what IS buildable so very valuable, but amazingly so reasonable in price. The fishing is fun for all ages and you can charter one of the many local fishing experts by group or private party, or take advantage of the current low prices on sea vessels and buy your own! Redfish, grouper, and out in the ocean Sailfish and more are all in abundance here.
The water is clean and filled with playful dolphin and lumbering manatee, all enjoying the beautiful waters here and putting on a show for you daily!
It is charming to watch the Shrimp boats quietly making their way out to sea and then returning with their harvest, followed closely by the sea birds hoping to get a taste of the goods. The Intracoastal with it’s broad expanse of water makes it perfect for all water sports. Whether fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, skiiing, jet skiing, sailing, tubing or more, you will find it a calm and wonderful place to enjoy. You will find a plethora of outstanding homes and land for sale here at prices that cannot be beat. For the boat, nature, or water lover in you, do yourself a favor and come and visit. Your regrets will be none and you may just find a home for some of your dreams!