A short drive toward the coast from Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach 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. Mickler's Landing Beach, a dog-friendly county beachside park, is a main access point for Ponte Vedra beach.
And Ponte Vedra 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 Beach.
Of course, elegant shopping and fine dining in Ponte Vedra Beach also are widely available.
For more information and ideas, check out VisitPonteVedra.com.