Ponte Vedra Beach Florida is a charming beach community
located just south of Jacksonville on the northern Atlantic coast of Florida. The town is
a popular stop for Florida tours and wintertime family vacations spent at the beach. The
wide beaches in Ponte Vedra are considered to be some
of the best in the state of Florida and feature 40-foot
sand dunes, streams and creeks, and fine grain sand. Ponte
Vedra Beach vacations are spent swimming and sunbathing,
shopping in the downtown boutiques, or relaxing in the
pools of Florida hotels.
Ponte Vedra is a bit like Florida's own version of Malibu.
Its streets are lined with world-class Florida
resorts and condominiums with their own private beaches.
Although most of the beaches along this stretch of Florida
are privately owned, there is one public access point
along the south end of Ponte Vedra Boulevard called Mickler's
Landing. Most visitors of Mickler's Landing immediately
notice the beach's pinkish sand, which gets its color
from ground up shells. The family oriented beach has restroom
and shower facilities as well as picnic tables and pavilions.
Although the waters are a bit to shallow for diving,
snorkeling and kayaking are popular things
to do at the beach.
Nearby Guana River State Park is a Ponte Vedra Beach that is known for its recreational activities, such as hiking or biking. It has a two-mile stretch of beach access with a large area for swimming as well as boardwalks that cross over dunes. Many people that visit Guana River State Park hike through the nine miles of nature trails before taking a dip in the ocean. The beach has public restroom facilities, picnic tables, and handicapped accessible areas.
Ponte Vedra Beach vacations can be spent swimming, surf
fishing, bird watching, or hiking across sand dunes. The
town has several places to rent jet skis and sailboats
as well as stables to go horseback riding. When you're
done exploring everything there is to see in Ponte Vedre
Beach Florida, head to the historical town of St
Augustine, just 20 miles south of Ponte Vedre. The
attractions of Jacksonville, such as the Maritime Museum
and the Jacksonville Zoo, are just a half hour drive away.
Besides enjoying the beaches in Ponte Vedra, visitors
can spend time golfing at one of several championship
golf courses. Ponte Vedra Beach Florida is home to the
PGA, or the Professional Golfing Association, and offers
over 150 holes of golf in beautiful setting. Tennis is
another popular sport. Many of the resorts and beaches
in Ponte Vedra have tennis courts. Ponte Vedra contains
a number of upscale resorts and vacation rentals that
primarily appeal to golfers. Many of these Florida resorts
include green fees to some of the most highly regarded Florida golf courses and
complimentary transportation to golf championships happening
throughout the area. Check with your hotel for details.
Ponte Vedra is just a 25 minute drive from St Augustine,
which is the oldest European settlement in the U.S. St
Augustine is full of historical buildings, antique shops,
and a seventeenth-century fort. In addition to learning
about history, visitors will have access to some of the
best beaches in Florida. The population of Ponte Vedra
Beach Florida nearly doubles in the winter when the weather
is most ideal. If you don't mind slightly elevated
temperatures, you can find some fantastic Florida
vacation deals during the summer. Whether you want
to spend your time sunbathing at the beaches in Ponte
Vedre or playing a round of golf at championship golf
courses, Ponte Vedra Beach vacations offer something for
the entire family.