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A1A Historic Coastal Byway Road Trip

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80.1 miles: 2 hours, 27 minutes
With the Atlantic Ocean and miles of beaches mere footsteps away, the world is your oyster. Open your windows and inhale the salty air as SR A1A leads you into legendary St. Augustine, where you can sip some youth-extending water. Coast past beaches and seaside towns; stop anywhere for a beach break. The sun meets the ocean at dawn and dusk, creating sublime views.
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Ponte Vedra Beach to St. Augustine
29.7 miles: 1 hours, 0 minutes
Begin in ritzy Ponte Vedra Beach, where golf reigns supreme and the beach boasts 40-foot sand dunes. Palm-tree-lined A1A skims through the well-manicured town, then cruises past palatial beachfront homes concealed by lush foliage; expansive ocean views follow. Slip into St. Augustine and soak up the history of the oldest European settlement in the country.
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St. Augustine to Ormond Beach
50.4 miles: 1 hours, 27 minutes
Exit St. Augustine via the Bridge of Lions, named for the marble lions at its entrance; peek at sailboats plying Matanzas Bay. On Anastasia Island, the black-and-white-striped St. Augustine lighthouse dwarfs waterfront homes. Leave footprints in cinnamon-sugar sand and savor small-town vibes in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Ormond Beach.