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Ponte Vedra Beach free

Ponte Vedra Boulevard | Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 | Official website
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  • Type: Beaches, Neighborhood/Area
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.5)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Food Scene: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
About these ratings

The southernmost of the Jacksonville Beaches, Ponte Vedra Beach draws leisure travelers in search of sprawling sands and, of course, golf. This fairly small community on the Atlantic coast (about 22 miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville) is best known as the home to the PGA Tour and The Players Championship, which are played at the famous TPC Sawgrass — and that's just one of many courses and country clubs in the area. But if you would prefer to skip the fairways, Ponte Vedra Beach also features several museums, a variety of shops and an array of eateries.

Ponte Vedra Beach is also home to some of the area's more upscale hotels, including the Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach. However, be aware that accommodations here fill up quickly during the golf tournaments in May and during the summer, so make your reservations well in advance if you plan to stay here.

Even if you aren't staying in Ponte Vedra Beach, you can take day trips to the beach and the golf courses. Lying along the sands is free, but chipping out of the sand traps will cost you. To learn more about Ponte Vedra Beach, visit the Florida Tourism Board website.

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