The four-lane roads of Ponte Vedra Beach narrow to two as nature take's over the ride. The first public beach in Ponte Vedra, a favorite of locals, lies two blocks east of A1A at the last traffic light you’ll see for 20 miles. On the right, the turn street is called Mickler Road; on the left Ponta Vedra Boulevard. Even though there is no sign designating this hidden gem, take the left. Mickler’s Landing, pronounced “Myklers” by locals, a local favorite famous for its pink, coquina-sand stretches of beach, has no sign at all. So finding it is a special delight. The wooden walkway through the twenty-foot high sand dunes gives you the first inkling that a special place is about to be revealed.
4.6 miles: heading south on the byway.
Mickler’s Landing has rustic but clean bathroom facilities, outdoor showers, a wooden walkway that will accommodate wheelchairs, plenty of parking and posted information about threatened and endangered species that may be encountered while there. Like all of A1A Byway’s Atlantic Ocean beaches, Mickler’s Landing offers great beach-combing, including prehistoric shark’s teeth.
Cornerstone Park – just before Mickler’s Landing on west side of A1A
Many species of wildlife are present, and Mickler’s Landing, along with most of the beachfront along the A1A Byway, serves as an ideal location for the giants of the turtle world to place their eggs: only 1 in 1000 survive to maturity. Read More
At www.floridagovernmentonline.com you’ll find a wealth of additional information about our beaches and coastal management systems.
Points Of Interest
- Ponte Vedra Beach
- Bird Island Park
- Mickler’s Landing
- Guana Tolomato Matanzas
- Guana Tolomato Matanzas Environmental Ed Center
- Nease Beachfront Park
- Vilano Beach
- Colonial St. Augustine
- St. Augustine
- The Flagler Factor
- America’s Tourism Capital 1890-1930
- Anastasia Island
- Fort Matanzas – National Monument
- Marineland and UF Whitney Lab
- Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
- Malacompra Plantation Archaeological Site
- Betty Steflik Memorial Reserve
- Flagler Beach Pier
- Gamble Rogers Memorial State Park