If you’re looking for a beautiful way to start off your Easter Sunday, start with a Sunrise! Saint Augustine, Florida has two fabulous Sunrise services on the beach that are family friendly and dog friendly too.
The Locals’ Guide attends the one out at Crescent beach and it is truly a spectacular event. If you have never gone before, I promise you once you go it will become a tradition. Friends say the Vilano service is as equally impressive if you live over that way.
Crescent Beach Easter Sunrise Service
April 5th, 2015
Greet the Easter sunrise with thousands of worshippers at Crescent Beach. Bring your camera and get some great pictures of the giant cross highlighted by the sunrise. The program is presented by Crescent Beach Baptist Church. The event begins at 7 a.m. on the beach with beautiful music and an inspiring message. Dogs are welcome on a leash. Bring a chair or blanket. Ocean baptisms will follow the service.
Volunteer parking attendants assisted by police officers, will be on hand to help each driver find a space on the beach or on nearby paved lots. Motorist are urged to come a little early in order to get parked and find a place near the platform before the service begins. There are hundreds of parking spaces available.
April 5th, 2015
The Church at Vilano and Christian Communion of St. Augustine/Vilano host the 14th Annual Vilano Beach Easter Sunrise Service. The 45-minute beach service will contain songs, dance, Scripture, and a brief message about the joy and hope of the Christian experience. The worship service is at 6:45 a.m. with meditational music at 6:15 a.m. Ocean baptism will follow. Park on the beach, street, or at Publix. Bring chairs and blankets. Rev. Sam Schlegel, 904-808-8304