Sunrise, St Augustine Pier, walking tour of less seen St Augustine

St Augustine Pier

We will shoot the rising sun from the pier and the area surrounding it.

The sun will rise at its most northerly position of the year with the summer solstice two days following. The more northerly position of the sunrise will offer different perspectives of a pier and sun image. We should finish no later than 8:30 AM.

We will then move to St. Augustine city for a walk through the less visited, and photogenic areas of the city.

Cathedrial Portico
Aviles Gate


Date   June 19th

Time   Sunrise is at 6:24, plan to meet by 6 AM to get in your chosen  position.

Finishing by 8:30 AM and moving to St Augustine proper, meeting at the parking lot behind the Lightner museum.

Admission Fees

No fees for our time at the pier but there will be charges for parking in the city parking lots.

Parking fees paid through payment kiosks at the lot.




Part 1, St Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080.

Part 2 at the parking lot behind the Lightner Museum (between Granada and Cordova streets)

Contact -   Dave Wholey
904 322 4004

Parking Info - Parking at the Pier lot no charge, St Augustine city lots are charged with payment at kiosks t the lots.

Entrance Info -

Part 1 at the pier entrance at 6:00 AM.

Part 2 at the city lot behind the Lightner museum 9:00 AM


By car, car pool as determined individually.


Lunch is planned for 11:30 AM at:

A1A Ale House, 1 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

904 829 2977


Schedule of Events

We will meet at the pier entrance at 6 AM. Depending on cloud cover and any other weather circumstances, we should finish no later than 8:30 AM.

When we have finished at the pier we will move to the city and reconvene for a tour through parts of the city that are on the usual itinerary of guided tours. We can proceed as a group or individually if that is your preference. Expect that the walk and the areas to be visited will take about two hours.


Seascapes will likely be the primary focus best served with wide angle through short telephoto. There will be birding opportunities for longer telephotos. Also, the pier should have its usual contingent of people fishing and walking the pier that offers street scene possibilities. Polarizers, neutral density filters and tripods will be needed particularly for the sunrise.

The opportunities on the walk in the city will most likely be best serves with wide angle through short telephotos and / or zooms in the same range.


Other Tips




From I-295

Take I-95 S to FL-207 N in St. Johns County. Take exit 311 from I-95 S (about 30 min (35.3 mi))

Continue on FL-207 N to your destination in St. Augustine Beach (about 17 min (8.6 mi))
If this looks too complex, just type 30 Granada St into your GPS.
Take A1A Beach Blvd to Florida A1A N/A1A S/A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway 4 min (1.3 mi)Head east 0.1 mi
Turn right toward A1A Beach Blvd 79 ft
Turn right onto A1A Beach Blvd 0.9 mi
Turn right onto Co Rd A1A 0.3 mi

Slight right onto Florida A1A N/A1A S/A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway 6 min (3.1 mi)

Continue on Cathedral Pl to your destination 5 min (0.4 mi)
Continue straight onto Cathedral Pl 0.2 mi
Turn left onto Cordova St 180 ft
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto King St 184 ft 
Turn left onto Granada St 0.2 mi
Destination will be on the right

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