Our favorite spots in Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville’s beaches

TPC Clubhouse and Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach

TPC SAW GRASS

Start the day in the home of the Players Championship by tackling the course and its famous island green, then retreat to the clubhouse for a BLT with a view.

110 championship trail, Ponte Vedra

McFLAMINGO

The only place where lentils, cauliflower, and broccoli feel like a treat.

880 A1A N., Ponte Vedra

MODEL CITIZENS

Find an OOTD for a date or a day at the beach at this upscale women’s shop.

330 A1A N., Ponte Vedra

PONTE VEDRA GUESTHOUSE & CLUB

Relax like a local on a mile-long pristine beach at this iconic resort with a nostalgic flair, or take advantage of the world-class tennis, golf and spa amenities.

200 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra

The Jacksonville Beach Water Tower and Life Guard Station, a surf hut and the North Beach Fish Camp

BLUE JAY LISTENING ROOM

Storytelling, singing and good humor collide in this intimate live music venue.

2457 3rd Street, Jax Beach Yes

PENELOPE T

Step up your style with emerging and established Florida designers and manufacturers available at this it-girl go-to.

2400 3rd St. S., Jax Beach

SAILOR SIREN

This home and souvenir shop, run by mother and daughter, offers delicacies based on the sun, sea and the couple’s salt life.

415 3rd St. S., Jax Beach

JAX BEACH BRUNCH HOUSE

The owner of this vegan-friendly restaurant not only knows how to handle hotcakes, he also tickles the ivory and sings on the weekends.

610 3rd St. S., Jax Beach

TACOLU

Tacos and tequila take center stage in this popular staple named after the owners’ daughter. The Mexican street corn is a must.

1712 Beach Boulevard, Jax Beach Yes

CINOTTIS BAKERY

Don’t let the line put you off – the decadent donuts, cakes, and pastries from this bakery are well worth the wait.

1523 Penman Road, Jax Beach

BREWHOUND DOG PARK & BAR

This outdoor dog park is full of corgis and craft brews. Let your four-legged friend go on adventures while sipping local lattes and lagers.

1848 Kings Circle S., Jax Beach

JACKSONVILLE BEACH PIER

Pick a spot on the sand to see the area’s wildest surfers in action, or paddle out into the lineup with them (and their toothy friends).

503 1st St. N., Jax Beach

SOUTHERN TERRAIN & CO.

Whether you are looking for the best takeaway coffee in the area or a cozy place to read, this local coffeehouse does both.

200 First St., Neptune Beach

LEMON BAR & GRILL

Hidden behind the old Seahorse Oceanfront Inn, this popular beach bar serves coastal classics like Piña Coladas and quirky originals like the Lemon Bar Freeze.

2 Lemon Street, Neptune Beach

DORO

Florida’s seasonal abundance is transformed into sophisticated new American cuisine in the hands of celebrated chef Christopher Polidoro.

106 First St., Neptune Beach

THE NORTH BEACH FISH CAMP

Take in views of Neptune Beach on the second floor with a five-star seafood feast.

100 First St., Neptune Beach

AN OCEAN RESORT & SPA

Immerse yourself in a restful sleep by the ocean at this oceanfront resort. With an upscale restaurant and full-service spa, there’s no need to take off your slippers.

1 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach

JAX SURF & PADDLE

This surf shop is filled to the brim with effortlessly cool gear and clothing and will make you look like a real sun boom.

241 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach

T-DUB’S

What at first glance looks like a carefully curated men’s clothing store has an inconspicuous bar at its back that comes alive after sunset.

299 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach

ROYAL PALM VILLAGE WINE & TAPAS.

The wine selection here is literally overflowing, with more than 1,200 bottles piling up from floor to ceiling. Pick a vintage from the shelves and don’t skimp on tapas – trust us.

296 Royal Palms Drive, Atlantic Beach

Illustrations by Leslie Chalfont

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