Discover Florida's Historic Coast

Downtown St. Augustine aerial photograph

Discover Florida’s Historic Coast. Explore St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches

St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States, settled by Spanish explorers in 1565. While you’re here, you’ll find plenty of Old World charm along brick lined streets and Spanish Colonial architecture. 

But we’re more than our unique history. With 42 miles of beautiful beaches, there’s also opportunity to enjoy fun in the sun for the entire family. Shelling, surfing, and sandcastle building, these pristine, natural beaches are a seaside playground. Florida’s Historic Coast is a foodie paradise with a burgeoning dining scene, which certainly adds to the romance of this magical place.

Enjoy fine dining, eclectic bistros, wine bars and sidewalk cafes. Discover a variety of tantalizing tastes from oceanfront seafood restaurants, old Florida riverfront hideaways and quaint farm-to-table eateries. There’s plenty to explore with arts and culture to be found around every corner. You’ll be surrounded by nature as you explore coastlines, rivers, parks and nature preserves.  

If you’re looking for music and entertainment, there are music festivals, concerts at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, and live music any night of the week emanating from local restaurants and taverns. As the home of the PGA Tour and the location of THE PLAYERS Championship, Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine offer many opportunities to check off your golf “bucket list.”  

You’ll find more than a dozen championship golf courses to choose from and have the opportunity to explore the World Golf Hall of Fame. A visit to Florida’s Historic Coast will help you re-connect with family, friends and loved ones. You can also connect with us through social media and by signing up for our free e-newsletter on our website at  

So while you may know Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine as a storied place in history , after a trip to Florida’s Historic Coast you’ll have plenty of your own stories to tell.


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Castillo de San Marcos photograph

Anastasia State Park beach photograph