Spanning 425 acres from the Matanzas River to one of the few California-esque rocky beaches in Florida, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is breathtaking in every way.

It is one of the most ecologically diverse parts of the state, and visitors can spend an entire day exploring all it has to offer. Here you can bicycle, fish, go on a hike, have a picnic, observe wildlife or admire the beauty of the majestic oak trees that dot the landscape.

While most famous for its formal gardens, the state park (which is accessible from A1A between St. Augustine and Palm Coast) preserves the original habitat of a northeast Florida barrier island.

Here are 10 Reasons You’ll Love Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.