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Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra is known for its beach. The primary beach area is Micklers Landing, which is at the south end of Highway A1A - the intersection of Mickler Road and Highway A1A.

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Ponte Vedra Beach Shells

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.

Ponte Vedra Beach Entrance

The entrance to Ponte Vedra Beach

Sharks Teeth

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.


Comments about: Ponte Vedra Beach

we have not only found sharks teeth but,various fossilized bones also.My husband and I are from Daytona Beach and love to come to Ponte Vedra whenever we have a chance. We keep hoping we will find a big megaldon sharks tooth, like the little boy from Mandarin.

By karla f on 06-28-2009

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