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  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Beautiful Beaches, Luxurious Resorts & Much More


    There's a reason why CNN called Ponte Vedra Beach "One Of The Top 22 Can’t-Miss Beaches in The U.S." Between the beaches, the reserves, and the activities, there is something for everyone in this seaside suburb of Jacksonville. Located on the scenic A1A, Ponte Vedra (pont-eh vee-druh) Beach offers a blend of laid-back luxury and natural beauty. Miles of freshwater streams, creeks, and lagoons course through the natural area of Ponte Vedra Beach while waves crash against white sand beaches. We encourage guests to take full advantage of the nearby cultural and recreational opportunities here. 

    LIVE VIEW of beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach brought to you by Sawgrass Country Club.

    NOCATEE is a master-planned, unincorporated town offering its residents a unique balance of work and play in a walkable, livable community for all ages. One of the fastest growing communities in the United States, it is located three miles from Ponte Vedra Beach and the Atlantic Ocean; approximately 85% of the community is in St. Johns County, and the remaining 15% is in Duval County.

  • Beaches Beaches

    Mickler's Landing, a dog-friendly county beachside park, is a main access point for Ponte Vedra beach. You'll love taking your pup to the sand and watching as they enjoy the waves (but please, they must remain on their leash. It's the law.) Ponte Vedra Beach’s 40-foot sand dunes are among the highest in Florida. From their peak, they race down to white sand beaches made from Appalachian quartz and ancient coquina.

    There's beach access from the Guana Tolomato Reserve as well. Seaside resorts and private escapes can be found in the twisted oaks and hammocks of the wild palmettos. The GTM Research Reserve manages the beach adjacent to the North Beach, Middle Beach, and South Beach access parking lots along A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach. You’ll find beach access parking lots located north of the GTM Visitor Center. Each parking lot is on the west side of A1A, between 4 and 7 miles north of Guana River Road. There are highway walkovers to the beach.

    Scour the shoreline for shark teeth. You’ll need a keen eye to find these little souvenirs. Colors range from grey and black to red and brown tones. You can find modern-day shark teeth and the occasional fossilized tooth too!

    Biking Biking

    Feel the Florida breeze as you bike through the Ponte Vedra area. We’ve described five different versions of biking adventures from biking through nature preserves to cycling on the beach to riding on the historic A1A. Whether you take your bike ride solo, with a small group, or as a part of one of our community’s organized bike excursions, your trip will be memorable.

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    Birding Birding

    Great viewing options await birders in the Ponte Vedra community. Birds of many species appear along the shore, in the marshes and along the broad expanses of the area’s waterways.

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    Fishing Fishing

    For many visitors to Ponte Vedra Beach, fishing is a fun part of their outdoor experience. Whether it’s an ocean outing, a quiet excursion to the lake, or combining fishing and an on-water kayak experience, the options in Ponte Vedra Beach will be memorable.

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    Golfing Golfing

    A short drive north from St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach is synonymous with golf, though it offers many other adventures for the active person. Some of the most prestigious golf tournaments are headquartered here, including The PGA Tour and The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, home of the famous 17th-hole island green. The tournament draws a field that typically includes the top 50 ranked players. In addition to the Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass also features Dye’s Valley, designed by legendary architect Pete Dye, Bobby Weed, and player consultant Jerry Pate. The course boasts perfectly manicured surfaces and water on every hole.

    But that's not the only course in and around Ponte Vedra Beach worth checking out: 

    • The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club’s Lagoon and Ocean courses both feature a seaside-links atmosphere with meandering lagoons, undulating fairways, and elevated Bermuda greens protected by steep-faced bunkers to create a challenging course that will require all 14 clubs to conquer.
    • Due to the scenic terrain and abundant wildlife, Marsh Landing Country Club could double as a nature preserve in addition to being a challenging championship golf course. The golf course winds through Intracoastal and tidal marshes, towering pines, and peaceful lagoons that provide unique scenery and challenges. Water hazards come into play on several holes and there are numerous bunkers strategically placed throughout.
    • Ponte Vedra's newest course, The Yards, was originally designed by Arnold Palmer and combines the classic nine Front Yard with amazing par-threes from the new Backyard to create the first and only 12-hole course.

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    Hiking Hiking

    Hikers will find diverse options to explore in the Ponte Vedra area. From hiking along the shore to strolling along trails featuring dappled shade, hikers will enjoy the serenity they are seeking.

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    Kayaking Kayaking

    Kayaking on the broad range of water environments in the region is a great way to both have a fun day of recreation while viewing the amazing variety of ecosystems and natural environments that Ponte Vedra and Its Beaches has to offer.

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    Spa Day Spa Day

    No matter where you stay in Ponte Vedra, you can tap into the area’s history of luxury with a relaxing day at the spa.

    • The Spa at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is the largest in Northeast Florida. This state-of-the-art facility has been meticulously designed to blend opulence and grandeur with the latest in technologies and therapies. The Ponte Vedra Spa’s extensive menu of more than 100 beauty and pampering services represents a blissful mix of the familiar and the exotic, including therapeutic massage, rejuvenating facials, invigorating scrubs, purifying wraps, hot paraffin manicures, pedicures, hair styling and much more.
    • At Poseidon Spa at the Casa Monica Resort & Spa, you’ll step from the charms of the historic district through the doors of a luxurious oasis, where unique wellness and personalized therapies await.
    • Whisk away to a vibrant world of wellness and serenity in the Zen-inspired spa at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort.
    • Whether you desire a soothing massage or a rejuvenating body wrap, the specialists at Spavia Ponte Vedra will assist you in creating the perfect day spa experience.
    • Modern Aesthetic Centers offers evidence-based aesthetic and wellness services complimented by a world-class experience.
    • Under the direction of our experienced practitioners and medical professionals, Effect MedSpa makes sure their clients receive the highest quality of skincare and laser treatments.
    • Amason Aesthetics in St. Johns, FL, offers a wide range of services designed to rejuvenate, enhance, and repair the skin.
  • Ponte Vedra Beach History

    Ponte Vedra Beach has a rich and unique history. Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer best known for his pursuit of the legendary “fountain of youth,” is believed to have landed on what would later become Ponte Vedra Beach on April 2, 1513.

    Today, this thriving community has come to be considered one of the most luxurious and prestigious recreational and residential destinations in Florida, if not the entire country. It was voted Money Magazine’s “Best Place to Live in Florida” and among the top 50 places to live in the United States. With above-average income, low crime rate, and top-performing schools. This is a Great Place to Live and Work! To learn more about the history of Mineral City click here.

    • Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
      Location: Between Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach
    • Mickler's Beachfront Park
      Location: South end of Ponte Vedra Beach on Highway A1A. 1109½ Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
    • South Ponte Vedra Beach Recreation Area
      Location: 2.25 miles south of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve on Highway A1A across the street from the South Ponte Vedra Fire Station.
  • Produced by the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB), the Summer Calendar of Events is available digitally and physically. The brochure includes events that take place in St. Augustine/Ponte Vedra.

    Click here for the online calendar.
    The printed calendars are available to partners and to visitors at the Visitor Information Centers located throughout St. Johns County, the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, Jacksonville Airport and other key rack locations. Please contact the VCB at (904) 829-1711 for more information.