Golf has been a way of life in Ponte Vedra Beach since the Inn introduced the first course to the region in 1928.
Today, Ponte Vedra is recognized as one of the golf capitals of the East Coast. The Ocean Course and Lagoon Course — located on-site at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club — each feature a distinct seaside links flavor. Meandering lagoons, undulating fairways, elevated Bermuda greens protected by steep-faced bunkers and a prevailing sea breeze provide for every kind of challenge imaginable. All 14 clubs are required here!
Teeming with life, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) is a dynamic, ever changing place with many interconnected habitats from the ocean to the forests. The landscape protects and provides for a great diversity of plants and animals. People have historically changed and preserved this ecosystem. People are an important part of the future of this landscape. This is your reserve! Enjoy, share, and protect it. Visit us today!
The four-lane roads of Ponte Vedra Beach narrow to two as nature takes over the ride. The first public beach in Ponte Vedra, a favorite of locals, lies two blocks east of A1A at the last traffic light you’ll see for 20 miles. On the right the turn street is called Mickler Road; on the left Ponta Vedra Boulevard. Even though there is no sign designating this hidden gem, take the left. Mickler’s Landing, pronounced “Myklers” by locals, a local favorite famous for its pink, coquina-sand stretches of beach, has no sign at all. So finding it is a special delight. The wooden walkway through the twenty-foot high sand dunes gives you the first inkling that a special place is about to be revealed.
Ponte Vedra Beach is an unincorporated seaside community in St. Johns County, Florida, United States. Located eighteen miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville and 26 miles north of St. Augustine, it is part of the Jacksonville Beaches area
Beaches Museum & History Park
Cradle Creek Preserve
Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier
About 7-8 minutes away from downtown. Turn left/South to A1A, go over the intracoastal bridge to downtown St Augustine, you will approach business area of St. Augustine. It is cute to walk around Fort or St George Street. Many good restaurants are there too. Also, you can visit Alligator Farm, Fountain of Youth, Light house or Ripley’s Believe or Not Museum.
Turn left/South to A1A, drive about 2 hours (you may want to stop by Flagler Beach too on your way there), you will arrive Daytona Beach area.
Take I-95 S then I-4 West. It is about 2 hours to be there. Most our guests leave the cottage around 7 AM and arrive there around 8:45-9:00 AM when the park just open, it is the best time to enjoy not crowded rides then. After a day trip there, they just drive back at night. It works great for them.
can be fun with or without kids. Please check out http://www.
$39.95 including taxes per person for 1 hour ride
Please check out www.elconspeedboat.com to make reservation in advance.
It is a fun water park to take the kids there and is only 5-8 minutes from the cottage.
Please turn Right from 5th Ave to A1A N, turn Left at the traffic light to Beach Blvd and go about 3-5 minutes on the left hand side on Beach Blvd before reaching Intercostal waterway
If you like shopping, Town Center is only about 15 minutes away and it has many great restaurants and stores for all levels of spending from Target to Louis Vuitton and many high end clothing stores. You can take A1A/3rd St. to get on JTB and exit Gate Parkway, after the exit, turn Right from the 2nd traffic light, then you are right there.