If you are looking to go the beach in Ponte Vedra, you can forget it.  There is only one designated public beach with parking, and it is crowded and does not have the fine white sand (mostly crushed shells).  It's called Mickler's Beach, and there are no signs posted for it on A1A, so you just have to look for Mickler's Road and turn.  

There are numerous beach "access" points- designated by signs - in Ponte Vedra (because of lawsuits brought), but there is absolutely no parking available or allowed, as they are all located between single family homes and across from neighborhoods. Ponte Vedra did the minimum that is required by law - to provide public walking access to the beach; but, they did not have to provide parking. Even so, homeowners will remove the signs or plant shrubs, etc. to hide them. So, essentially, the homeowners along the beach have their very own private beach.  Jax Beach beaches are wonderful and just a short distance away, but it's the principle of the thing, where people who can afford a beach home and its property taxes feel entitled to keep the public off of a public beach.

With no beach access, Ponte Vedra is merely bland suburbia, with no historical or architectural value or appeal. 

FROM LEA:  There is wonderful free access in Ponte Vedra to the beach. Best Kept Secret. Beautilf coastal drive!

 South Ponte Vedra Beach 

Location: 2.25 miles south of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve on Highway A1A across the street from the South Ponte Vedra Fire Station.

Facilities: Limited off beach parking, picnic tables, grills, stairs to beach. Picnic tables are available on a first come first serve basis.

Other information: South Ponte Vedra Park is a great spot for a picnic overlooking the beautiful coquina landscape or on the beach to enjoy the many wonders that the ocean can bring in.