Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 09.730 W 081° 21.351
17R E 465734 N 3336808
Quick Description: Ponte Vedra Beach is an unincorporated seaside community 18 miles (29 km) southeast of downtown Jacksonville, Florida, near St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/4/2007 7:00:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM2Q20
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Q10
Views: 104

Long Description:
The town of Ponte Vedra Beach is an upmarket tourist resort best known for its association with golf. It is the home of the ATP Tour, the PGA Tour, and THE PLAYERS Championship is played at The Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass. It lies in the fourth wealthiest county in Florida, ranking just behind the Palm Beach and Naples areas. Most of the beach in Ponte Vedra Beach has limited public access, with the exception of Mickler's Landing Beach Park (where our photos were taken) and Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve.

The beach at Mickler's Landing Beach Park is good for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, walking, horseback riding, fishing, and bird watching. Individuals wishing to drive in this area of St. Johns County are required to obtain a permit. Dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they are leashed. The park has toilets and showers. Access is free, there is a beach walkover, and there is plenty of parking.

Although this is a natural beach, due to excessive erosion from storms and manmade impacts, it has to be renourished periodically to maintain it.
Type of beach: Natural

Location of beach: Seashore

Beach surface type: Coarse sand

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