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.”
A short drive toward the coast from Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Florida is synonymous with golf – though it offers many other allures. The PGA Tour and The Players Championship are played at TPC Sawgrass, home of the famous 17th-hole island green. But don’t forget that the word “beach” is part of this destination’s name. Ponte Vedra Florida Beach’s 40-foot sand dunes are among the highest in Florida. From their peak, they race down to white sand beaches made from Appalachian quartz and ancient coquina. Seaside resorts and private escapes can be found in the twisted oaks and hammocks of the wild palmettos. Miles of fresh-water streams, creeks and lagoons course through the natural area of Ponte Vedra Florida. Of course, elegant shopping and fine dining in Ponte Vedra Beach also are widely available.
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve The Reserve was established in 1999 as a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Golf Courses in Ponte Vedra Florida are TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course, Sawgrass Country Club, TPC at Sawgrass Valley Course, Lagoon Couse at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Marsh Landing Country Club, The Oak Bridge Club at Sawgrass, Palm Valley Golf Course.