An oceanfront community stretching along A1A’s north-south route, Ponte Vedra Beach is an area strongly entrenched in recreational culture, namely golf, tennis and boating. The beautifully maintained area is home to THE PLAYERS Championship hosted annually by the TPC at Sawgrass, as well as several grand hotels and resorts including the five-diamond Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. With nearly 38,000 residents, Ponte Vedra Beach boasts a number of high-end neighborhoods, condominiums and golf course communities. Residents and visitors also enjoy close access to standard amenities including grocery stores, retail and banks.
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. 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.