Coquina Shells on Ponte Vedra Beach Florida
There is a large parking lot and there is a designated parking area for horse trailers. Horseback riding is allowed on Ponte Vedra beach but you must get a permit. There are lifeguards on duty on Ponte Vedra Beach from Memorial Day until Labor Day.
Ponte Vedra Beach is a conquina shell beach, which means that mixed into the sand are tiny conquina shells. The same shells that Castillo de San Marcos in St Augustine just 30 miles south is built of.
The entrance to Ponte Vedra Beach
At low tide you can find fossilized sharks teeth on the beach. These shark teeth are black in color and range from tiny (a quarter inch long) to small (about 1 inch long).
The easiest way to find sharks teeth is to bring a strainer of some kind so you can scoop up the sand. In our last trip to Ponte Vedra Beach we found about 10 sharks teeth. The best time to find them is at low tide.
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