Florida's Historic Coast includes St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and 42 miles of beautiful pristine Atlantic Coast beaches. St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in America, established by the Spanish in 1565.
Four and a half centuries later, the city and its people continue to symbolize the rich history and cultural diversity that makes St. Augustine unique. In 2015, St. Augustine is commemorating its 450th anniversary with a calendar filled with historic reenactments, world-class arts and cultural exhibits, Spanish Wine and music festivals, religious observances, and city-wide celebrations- and great holiday deals!
Ponte Vedra's luxurious seaside resorts mixed with some of the best golf and tennis facilities in the country provide the perfect setting for a winter escape. A destination on every golfer's bucket list, Florida's Historic Coast has more than a dozen championship golf courses. The most famous course, THE PLAYERS Stadium Course with its 17th Island Green at TPC Sawgrass, is where THE PLAYERS Championship takes place in May. The nearby World Golf Hall of Fame celebrates golf's greatest players and contributors with new exhibits. A true real golfer's paradise, enthusiasts of the game flock here to hone their skills and scratch off their bucket list at dozens of championship golf courses and golf academies.
The 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches are perfect for exploring Northeast Florida shores and waterways. Collect shells in the warm morning light of the sunrise. Paddle out in a guided kayak sunset tour. Dozens of outfitters offer paddling tours and nature excursions, while the abundance of coastal parks and nature preserves provide the perfect setting for a relaxing beach vacation.
St. Augustine's history, Ponte Vedra's luxury and the coastal beauty of Florida's Historic Coast are enjoyed and celebrated through-out the year through hundreds of arts and culture events, festivals and celebrations. Visitors will find great golf deals, romantic escapes and family fun through-out the year. There's always something new to discover on Florida's Historic Coast where our history is not the same old story.