An Old Florida resort town with New Florida amenities, this growing seaside community on the Atlantic coast has embraced its nostalgic setting, anchored by the beloved Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Golfers love Ponte Vedra, which is well known for its place on the PGA Tour and The Players Championship, and tennis players have traditionally flocked here, as well. Paddleboarders love the streams, rivers, marshes, and lagoons, and surfers take advantage of the consistent reef break. And with historic St. Augustine just 26 miles to the south and Jacksonville 18 miles to the west, there’s plenty of access to city pleasures.
Your One Thing: The Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) National Estuarine Research Reserve hosts public walks, talks, and more that will connect you to this wild and crucial part of the coastal environment.