Ponte Vedra Area
Ponte Vedra Beach is a nationally-known seaside community that reaches beyond the Jacksonville/Duval county border into St. Johns County and St. Augustine. Across the U.S., Ponte Vedra as a regarded as a "national monument" to the game of golf. It's an upscale tourist destination as well, which is no surprise, because it's the national headquarters of the Professional Golf Association (PGA). The famous Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass is host to the internationally known, highly televised Tournament Players Championship or "TPC," which has built a reputation as golf's "Fourth Major" tournament, after the Masters, The U.S. Open and the PGA Championship.
The pristine beaches are studded with everything from million-plus oceanside estates, to vacation rental condos and "stilt" homes right on the ocean. The Ponte Vedra Inn and Club boasts a AAA "five diamond" resort rating. This "Palm Beach of North Florida," has plenty of high-end shopping, dining and concierge services with plenty of public access to the beach. The famous beachside highway A1A reaches down the southern coast, with its Guano Dolomite Matanzas National Preserve, a pristine, unblemished expanse of nature for campers boaters and hikers. Travel another 20 miles down A1A, and you're in the nation's oldest city, St. Augustine.