Our Favorite Spots in Ponte Vedra and the Jacksonville Beaches
Where to hang from Ponte Vedra tee times to Jax Beach breaks
Start the day at the home of The Players Championship by tackling the course and its famous island green, then retire to the clubhouse for a BLT with a view.
110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra
The only place where lentils, cauliflower and broccoli feel like an indulgent treat.
880 A1A N., Ponte Vedra
Find an OOTD for a date night or a day on the beach at this upscale ladies shop.
330 A1A N., Ponte Vedra
Lounge like a local on miles of pristine beach at this iconic resort with a nostalgic flare or take advantage of the world-class tennis, golf and spa amenities.
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra
Storytelling, song and good cheer collide inside this intimate live music venue.
2457 3rd St. S., Jax Beach
Step up your style with emerging and established designers and Florida makers available at this it-girl go-to.
2400 3rd St. S., Jax Beach
This mother-daughter-helmed home and gift shop stocks goodies guided by the pair’s sun, sea and salt lifestyle.
415 3rd St. S., Jax Beach
The owner of this vegan-friendly spot isn’t just proficient at handling hotcakes, he also tickles the ivories and sings on the weekends.
610 3rd St. S., Jax Beach
Tacos and tequila take center stage at this beloved staple named after the owners’ daughter. The Mexican street corn is a must.
1712 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach
Don’t let the line dissuade you—the decadent donuts, cakes and pastries from this bakery are worth the wait.
1523 Penman Road, Jax Beach
Corgis and craft brews abound at this outdoor dog park. Let your four-legged friend unleash adventure while you sip on local lattes and lagers.
1848 Kings Circle S., Jax Beach
Pick a spot on the sand to watch the area’s fiercest surfers in action or paddle into the lineup with them (and their toothy friends).
503 1st St. N., Jax Beach
Whether you’re looking for the area’s best grab-and-go cup of joe or a cozy spot to read, this local coffeehouse satisfies both.
200 First St., Neptune Beach
Tucked behind the old Seahorse Oceanfront Inn, this popular beach bar serves up coastal classics like piña coladas and inventive originals like the Lemon Bar Freeze.
2 Lemon St., Neptune Beach
Florida’s seasonal bounty transforms into sophisticated new American cuisine in the hands of lauded chef Christopher Polidoro.
106 First St., Neptune Beach
Soak in the second-story view of Neptune Beach over a five-star seafood feast.
100 First St., Neptune Beach
Drift into a seaside slumber at this oceanfront resort. With an upscale eatery and full-service spa, there’s no need to take off your slippers.
1 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach
Stocked to the brim with effortlessly cool gear and clothing, this surf shop will have you looking like a bona-fide sun bum.
241 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach
What appears on its face to be a carefully curated men’s clothing store has an unassuming bar nestled in the back that comes alive after the sun sets.
299 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach
The wine selection here literally overflows, with more than 1,200 bottles stacked floor to ceiling. Select a vintage from the shelves, and don’t skimp on the tapas—trust us.
296 Royal Palms Drive, Atlantic Beach
Illustrations by Leslie Chalfont