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Retreats by the sea

by the Sea

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Find sanctuary for your group amid the rolling waves of Crescent Beach at Bliss By the Sea, with a variety of incredible views and beautiful outdoor spaces perfect for group yoga or other retreat activities.

Rise fully rejuvenated, enjoy the fresh ocean breeze and incredible views while you practice together, and set out with your group to get your fill of fresh delicacies via one of the countless incredible restaurants nearby.

No matter what your itinerary looks like, Bliss By the Sea is the only retreat venue in St. Augustine that provides the perfect combination of space, privacy, comfort, and amenities you need to host an incredible retreat by the sea.

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Why Choose Bliss By the
Sea for Your Next Retreat?

Bliss By the Sea offers a variety of retreat venues and
accommodations to host an incredible beach retreat by the sea.

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Pier Overlooking the Matanzas Intercoastal

The sights and sounds of nature surround you from all sides on our gorgeous pier, which rests right on the Matanzas Intercoastal Waterway overlooking pristine National Forest.

A relaxing poolside retreat with a view of lush greenery and a fountain, as a guest enjoys the coastal breeze

Twin pools that give a direct view of
the Matanzas Intercoastal Waterway

Jump into our twin pools, above the back courtyard with picturesque views of the Matanzas Intercoastal Waterway & National Forest.

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Commercial Kitchen

Reserve our commercial kitchen for communal dining. If you don’t already have your own chef, we’ll help you get set up with a chef from our rolodex of local professionals and catering companies

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Spacious Courtyard & Patio

Large private courtyard and garden fit for 50-80 guests, a picturesque pier overlooking the intercoastal waterway, twin pools with stunning views, and 800 sq. ft. first-floor event space with commercial kitchen make Bliss By the Sea the perfect special event location for any occasion.

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Luxury Indochine-Style Suites

A retreat by the sea should offer the perfect combination of insightful practice and deep, rejuvenating rest. Let our 10 luxurious suites– each individually styled– serve your group by offering the perfect nightly retreat at the end of a full day.

Spacious and elegantly furnished lounge area at Bliss by the Sea, with a grand piano and lavish decor, offering a comfortable space for retreat attendees

Ample Indoor Practice and Dining Space

If you need a balance of indoor and outdoor space, our 800 sq. ft. indoor hall is a sizable practice space for groups of 20-30.

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Amenities and Services`

We know that the retreat venue you choose reflects on you as a retreat host, so we provide every amenity you need for an exceptional retreat experience.

  • Commercial Kitchen

  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining Areas

  • Outdoor Spaces for Up to 80 Participants

  • Self-Check-In with Smartlock

  • Horseback riding

  • Parking (Contact For Availability)

  • Safety Alarms and Security Cameras

  • Fire Pit

  • Twin Pools

  • Free Wi-Fi

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What Our Guests Are Saying

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“Exceeds expectations! close enough to St. Augustine, but the location is calm and quiet. Can walk next door to Commander Shellfish Camp for dinner. Can walk to the beach, beautiful view of the inlet behind the hotel. Rooms were impeccably clean, gorgeous decor throughout the whole place. LOVE and is going to be our new go to in the area.”


“The stay was more then I expected. The overall atmosphere of the place is peaceful and cozy. The breakfast was great too & I recommend checking out the back area with the fountain and walk way. They even had a lovely grand piano that I played for a bit. Definitely made the trip to St. Augustine a great one and I can’t wait to be back!”


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“Bliss by the Sea is an oasis near the water. There was so much more than we knew about from the description. Such as walking down the long dock to sit by the water. And then we saw dolphins! Several of them! The living area and kitchen area of the hotel were welcoming and full of extras. Beautiful places to sit and dine out on the back patio. Two cute little pools. Big beautiful bathroom! Comfy bed. A lot of space for our things in the room. Lovely balcony. Super quiet and cozy spot by the beach…we will be returning!”


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Host a Serene Beach Retreat at Bliss By the Sea

If you’re looking for an incredible retreat venue for your group, Bliss By the Sea’s charming Indochine style suites, scenic
courtyard and patio, and incredible vistas make it one of the best holiday retreat locations in St. Augustine.

Frequently asked question ?

How does pricing work?2024-02-15T04:44:39-05:00

Pricing varies based on several factors including the number of hours the space is utilized, the number of attendees, and parking requirements. Please contact us for more information.

How do I book at Bliss By the Sea?2024-02-15T04:44:15-05:00

Book your stay at BBTS by clicking here or contact us directly for more information.

Are pets allowed?2024-02-06T06:18:07-05:00

Pets are not allowed at this time, but service dogs are permitted.

What types of retreat venues are available?2024-04-09T09:14:50-04:00

A variety of settings including a pier, twin pools, a commercial kitchen, spacious courtyard & patio, luxury suites, and indoor practice space.

Can we have a chef for our retreat?2024-04-09T09:25:01-04:00

Yes, you can reserve the commercial kitchen and get assistance in hiring a chef from their network.

What amenities are provided for retreats?2024-04-09T09:26:10-04:00

Amenities include a commercial kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, outdoor spaces for up to 80 participants, self-check-in, horseback riding, parking, security features, fire pit, twin pools, and free Wi-Fi.

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