Welcome to “Busam’s Flat” the living quarters over “Busam’s Store” circa 1927. Located walking distance from the famed “Lighthouse” this was the only store, post office and gas pump on Anastasia Island until 1960. Over the years it served as a gathering place for neighbors and beachgoers eager to catch up on fishing reports and island gossip. This historic corner held Busam’s on the west side and across the street on the east side of Magnolia Street was the Anastasia Inn. Both were built in the late 20’s of coquina block mined from the same quarry used centuries early to construct the Castillo de San Marcos. This quarry is now an archaeological site located in Anastasia State Park, just a short bike ride to the southern end of the Lighthouse Neighborhood.
Until the late 30’s the beach would have been at the end of White Street before the Corp of Engineers relocated the ship entrance into St Augustine City. This created Salt Run well known for its excellent Redfish and Speckled Trout fishing. Subsequently, during early 40’s they moved A1A several blocks west to its current location. With its bike path and wide sidewalks, you can cross the “Bridge of Lions” and access the “Ancient City” a little over a mile away.
Kick back and enjoy all of what historic St. Augustine has to offer at Busam Flat! Whether you're exploring the local shops and eateries or strolling along the beautiful white sands of St. Augustine Beach, you're guaranteed to have the time of your life!
As you enter the uniquely furnished living area, you will immediately feel right at home! Complete with a comfortable seating, and tasteful furnishings, Busam Flat was designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind. Spend the day catching up on all of your favorite shows in the living area or enjoy a leisurely game of cards with friends or a romantic loved one. Whatever you choose, you will do so in the utmost comfort.
Busam Flat boasts a convenient location near Lighthouse Park and is perfectly situated for a romantic getaway or quiet couples retreat in one of the most interesting cities -- great for historical and architectural buffs. You can even walk to historic downtown or drive to the beach! Below are just a few of the nearby sites and attractions for you to explore during your stay.
-.2 miles to the Lighthouse
-.4 miles to the Alligator Farm
-.5 miles to the local Farmer's Market
-.5 miles to the Amphitheatre
-1 mile to the Bridge of Lions
-1.1 miles to Historic Downtown St. Augustine
-1.4 miles to the Lightner Museum
-1.6 miles to St. George Street
-3.2 miles to St. Augustine Beach!
A vibrant cultural scene, beautiful, eclectic cottages, Anastasia Island offers it all! Explore our history, beaches, local eateries and beach bars, while relishing in the convenient location near Lincolnville and the Lighthouse. Book your stay today to discover this hidden gem for yourself!