Shell Seekers May Find Shark’s Teeth in Ponte Vedra Beach

It has been 500 years since Ponce de Leon first saw the magnificent beaches of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, but even after nearly five centuries they remain a major attraction on Florida’s Historic Coast.

January 24, 2019

Beauty, history and unspoiled nature combined have put Ponte Vedra Beach on CNN’s list of 22 Can’t Miss U.S. Beaches and St. Augustine Beach has been named a Top 10 Beach in the US by TripAdvisor users.

When planning your day at the beach, here’s a tip from the locals. Look for shark’s teeth. Take a walk on Ponte Vedra Beach and you’ll find history dating back to the ice age. Mickler’s Landing is a popular access point for visitors and a secret place to find fossilized and modern day shark’s teeth.

You’ll need a keen eye as you search the waterline. The shape may be easy to identify, but you’ll also need to look for a glossy patina. Colors range from grey, black, brown and some have a red tone. You can find modern day shark teeth and the occasional fossilized tooth.

Ponte Vedra Beach is located on scenic A1A not far from luxury resorts and PGA Tour Championship golf courses.

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