Florida’s Historic Coast
Florida’s Historic Coast® encompasses the entirety of St. Johns County including St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches.
St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement 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 celebrated its 450th anniversary and continues to commemorate its founding each September 8th with reenactments, music and other festivities.
Ponte Vedra Beach is home to the PGA TOUR; world-class golf and tennis facilities; award-winning spas; an abundance of boutique shopping and gourmet dining; and the finest collection of natural, recreational and social amenities available.
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. Fort Mose is a unique historical State Park with an interactive museum that captures and interprets the lives of colonial era African-American settlers who made their lives as free people in the new world. Many of its inhabitants had made their way from slavery under British and American rule to Spanish Florida where they were granted freedom in exchange for helping to defend St. Augustine.
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 www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OfficialStaugustine or Instagram @FloridasHistoricCoast