Ponte Vedra Florida is an seaside community in St. Johns County, Florida, United States. Located eighteen miles (29 km) southeast of downtown Jacksonville and 26 miles (42 km) north of St. Augustine , it is part of the Jacksonville Beaches area.
The area is known for its resorts including the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, the Lodge and Club, and the Marriott at Sawgrass. It also lies within St. Johns County, which is the wealthiest county in Florida. Ponte Vedra Florida is an upper-income tourist resort area best known for its association with golf and is home to the PGA Tour and The Players Championship, played at the TPC at Sawgrass, as well as the ATP Tour.
Between the residential neighborhoods lining Ponte Vedra Boulevard there are many points of public beach access. Golf, tennis, boating, w
Ponte Vedra Florida has Micklers Landing an easygoing beach featuring a sandy expanse & access to surfing, swimming & other water sports.
South Beach Park and Sunshine Playground Recreation site with a playground, walking trail, sport courts, playing field & picnic areas.
Jarboe Park Neighborhood in Ponte Vedra Florida has park with playgrounds, a lake & pavilion, plus walking trails & sports courts.
Bird Island Park Peaceful, waterfront park providing native birds & foliage, trails, a hedged maze & sculptures
Most visitors only skim the surface of this high-end coastal resort town. Learn some fun facts about Ponte Vedra Beach and get great vacation ideas along the way.
A Historic Landing
Did you know that Ponce de Leon first set foot on Florida just south of Ponte Vedra Florida ? According to navigational records, the famous explorer came ashore at 30 degrees, 8 minutes north latitude and claimed “La Florida” for Spain on April 3, 1513. View the spot where he reportedly arrived from the GTM Reserve parking area and snap a pic with the bronze statue marking the location.
Afterward, visit Ponte Vedra Beach, where towering sand dunes lead to immaculate beaches. CNN named it one of “22 Can’t-Miss Beaches.”