Ponte Vedra Beach

There’s a reason Ponte Vedra Beach made CNN’s list of 22 Can’t Miss U.S. Beaches.

Located on the scenic A1A, Ponte Vedra offers a blend of laid-back luxury and natural beauty. Spend the day on Ponte Vedra’s stunning white sand beaches and take advantage of nearby cultural and recreational opportunities.

Ponte Vedra’s seaside resorts feature world-renowned golf courses, beautiful private beaches, and relaxing spas. You can even take a horseback ride on the beach!

One Of The Top 22 Can’t Miss Beaches in The U.S. CNN

Wildlife & Outdoors

Plan to visit the nearby Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve for hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching. Walk the extensive nature trails and learn about the local habitat at the environmental education center.

Ponte Vedra Beach’s History

Look for the 15-foot statue of Ponce de Leon at the North Beach Access parking lot at Guana Tolomato. The statue commemorates the explorer’s landfall in Florida more than 500 years ago. The only surviving navigational data from Ponce de Leon’s famous Journey of Discovery was recorded at a position of 30 degrees 8 minutes north latitude, just off the coast of Ponte Vedra Beach.

Local Tip: Scour the shoreline for sharks 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!