September 30th, 2020

Take a Staycation at Shearwater in St. Augustine

Even if the kids are back in school, that doesn’t mean summer is over – especially here in Florida! This year, many families chose not to take traditional vacations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun before the holidays. At Shearwater, it’s easy to take a staycation and still have all of the excitement and relaxation that comes with a typical vacation, without ever leaving your neighborhood!

Between all of Shearwater’s amazing amenities and the multitude of activities in the St. Augustine and Jacksonville area, the hardest part about a staycation won’t be what to do, but what to do first!

An Abundance of Amenities

At Shearwater, you can take a staycation and have days of fun without ever leaving the community. Keep cool at Shearwater’s resort-style pool, which has comfortable lounge areas perfect for relaxing with a book. Everyone will love a float around Lazy Bird River, the longest lazy river in Northeast Florida. Or, get your heart pumping with an exhilarating trip down the three-story waterslide. It’s like having a waterpark in your backyard!

If swimming isn’t your thing, then there is still plenty for you to enjoy at the community. Take a stroll or go birdwatching along Shearwater’s 15 miles of nature trails and neighborhood parks. Your furry friend will love getting some exercise at the off-leash dog park, and you’ll love the state-of-the-art Fitness Lodge for your own exercise! You can even stretch and relax at the Yoga Lawn or flex your green thumb at the Community Garden. The possibilities are nearly endless!

Fun-Filled Community Events

When you vacation at a resort, one of the most exciting things  are the daily activities you can participate in. You can experience that at Shearwater too, thanks to our year-round Lifestyle Director! Our Lifestyle Director plans regular events for residents to enjoy while getting to know one another. Right now, events follow recommended social distancing guidelines, and include things like food truck nights, virtual classes, driveway dance parties and themed activity kits!

A Convenient Location

Shearwater is conveniently located in St. Augustine, Florida, so if you take just a short drive, you’ll find tons of fun things to do! You can dine around the world at a variety of restaurants, or get takeout for an at-home experience. Kids are sure to be thrilled about a trip to the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville, which is now open again Thursdays through Sundays. But there’s so much more to discover, from national parks to spooky ghost tours, that are all perfect activities for the whole family. Just make sure to check websites or call ahead before you visit, since many locations may have a limited experience or reduced hours right now. But that shouldn’t stop you from having a fun-filled staycation!

Shearwater is a new home community located in St. Augustine, Florida, that offers a lifestyle that feels like a 24/7 vacation. To learn more about this community and the new homes it offers, join our Interest List to receive news and updates.