A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway
Byway Length: 72 Miles
Designated: June 13, 2002
FDOT Districts: 2 & 5
Perhaps no stretch of highway reaches further into America’s history than the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway. An officially designated American Byway®, the 72 miles of mostly two-lane roadway navigate nature’s beauty, history and serenity. The land and waters on either side of the byway have been part of the sweep of American history, nature, archaeology and recreation for nearly 500 years.
From the northern boundary of St. John’s County, the byway bisects the seaside luxury and golf mecca of Ponte Vedra Beach, and weaves through America’s oldest city, St. Augustine; finally ending at the terminus of Flagler County at the Gamble Rogers Memorial Park on Flagler Beach. The byway connects State Parks, National Monuments, stunning beaches, nature trails, boating, fishing, preserves and estuaries.
This is one of the premier byways for the history lover, as the whole town of St. Augustine is packed with historical sites dating from the Spanish conquest in the 1400s, up to the Civil Rights protests in the 1960s. New statues commemorate the civil rights leaders of that time near the market where, generations ago, slaves were sold.
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Byway Website: scenica1a.org
Online Tour Itineraries: http://www.scenica1a.org/travelers-guide.html
Interactive Map: http://scenica1a.org/interactive-map-14.html
Info about cell phone tour: http://www.scenica1a.org/recreation.html?cellphone=1#cell
Photo & Video Galleries: http://scenica1a.org/index.php/photo-gallery
North to South: Fifteen minutes west of Interstate I-95, State Road 202 ends its eastern path. A right turn quickly leads to the beginning of Florida’s A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway at the St. Johns County line. The 72 miles ahead can take 90 minutes or a week. It all depends on the side trips taken. This guide takes you, mile by mile, through the nature, recreation, leisure and history along the Byway.
These are specific resources for this byway. See Associated Florida Resources for connections to organizations affecting all byways in Florida.
St Augustine & Ponte Vedra – Florida’s Historic Coast:
St. Johns County Chamber:
Visit Old City:
Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of Commerce:
Flagler County Palm Coast Chamber of Commerce: