St. Augustine is the county seat of St. Johns County. Rich with history, the city was the capital of Spanish Florida for more than 200 years. Today, the community is loved by tourists for its small shops and exciting attractions, as well as Spanish Colonial architecture in the downtown area. St. Augustine Beach is located on Anastasia Island and offers residents gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Both areas have a number of attractions, including: the St. Augustine Lighthouse, the Lightner Museum, Potter’s Wax Museum, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.