1 A1a Scenic And Historic Coastal Byway

A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway

Byway Length: 72 Miles

Designated: June 13, 2002

FDOT Districts: 2 & 5

Overview

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.

America's BywaysFrom 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.

Byway Website: scenica1a.org

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General Directions

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.

Associated Resources

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:
http://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/

St. Johns County Chamber:
http://www.stjohnscountychamber.com

Visit Old City:
http://www.floridashistoriccoast.com

Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.pontevedrachamber.org

Visit Flagler:
http://www.visitflagler.org/

Flagler County:
http://www.flaglercounty.org/

Flagler County Palm Coast Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.flaglerchamber.org/