St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra

Florida's historic coast

Florida State Parks

Aliners presenting donation to Friends' board member Paula Russo

Florida’s Historic Coast® encompasses the entirety of St. Johns County including St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches.

St. Augustine

St. Augustine,  the oldest city in the United States, features more than 60 historic sites and attractions, national monuments, architecturally-rich churches and unspoiled natural settings – all providing a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. In 2015, the city will celebrate its 450th anniversary with events to commemorate this historic milestone.

St. Augustine Castillo de San Marcos


The Beaches of Florida's historic coast

The Beaches of Florida’s Historic Coast span 42 miles from Ponte Vedra, in the north, to Marineland in the south. The seaside Anastasia State Park has more than 1,600 acres featuring four miles of pristine beach, a tidal salt marsh, and a maritime and upland hammock. There is also an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to create the nearby Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. The activities are varied and plentiful - from swimming and surfing to shell collecting and hiking. The beaches of this beautiful stretch of Atlantic shoreline offer year-round fun in a seaside paradise. 

Anastasia State Park

Ponte vedra beach 

Ponte Vedra Beach is home to the PGA TOUR; world-class golf and tennis facilities; award-winning spas; an abundance of boutique shopping; and the finest collection of recreational and social amenities available. 

Boat lift available now at Blue Springs State Park

Ponte Vedra Dunes 

For more information on events, activities, getaway and vacation opportunities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at, become a fan on Facebook at call 1.800.653.2489.

Watch the new Florida's Historic Coast Video 

"El Conquistador Returns to St. Augustine" below:


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