|Cell Phone Tour|
Friends of A1A
2175 Mizell Rd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
RecreationA1A provides ample and varied opportunities for recreation throughout the 72 miles of its path in St. Johns and Flagler counties. Whether you are interested in a day of biking, fishing, golfing, boating, surfing, bird watching, diving or snorkeling, the Byway is rich with opportunity. Click the sections below to view detiails.
Annual Events and Accommodations
Florida celebrates year round with annual festivals and special events for the whole family. Accommodation in both counties include hotels, motels, historic bed & breakfasts. Vacation rentals and campgrounds.
For up to the minute lists of area events and accommodations in St. Johns County, visit www.floridashistoriccoast.com
For information on events and accommodations in Flagler County, click on www.visitflagler.org
St. Johns County Annual Events
Flagler County Annual Events
Biking The Scenic and Historical Trail
Most of the A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Highway is bicycle friendly, and follows the same path as the vehicle Traveler’s Guide, with paved paths along most of the route. For additional information on biking along the Byway and throughout Florida, visit www.floridabicycle.org/fbtc. Last year’s biking event, Spoonbills & Sprockets, attracted 88 riders, who could travel from Marineland south through Flagler County along the coast and then travel north to the St. Augustine Beach Pier and return.
Bikers can choose from a 100K, 35-mile or 20-mile route along the Byway and take in the sights of Gamble Rogers State Park, Varn Park, Marineland and the St. Augustine Pier. Or they can create their own route and travel the biking trails in the county and state parks, stop to visit the historical sites, browse through the more than 100 art venues along the Byway or stop to dine at the many excellent restaurants – many of which are very casual and those wearing biking clothes are welcome.
To assist riders, the Friends of A1A has produced six short videos about biking along the Byway made possible with financial assistance from VISIT FLORIDA. Production assistance is credited to CycleHereMedia, VELOFEST, and Friends of A1A volunteers and fellow cycling enthusiasts. We invite you to view them at: http://www.youtube.com/user/FriendsofA1A?view_as=public
In addition to the nationally recognized Florida Birding Festival, held every spring in the small town of Marineland (population 12), the area lies squarely within some of the prime locations of the Florida Birding Trail. The Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT) is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. At its core is a network of nearly 500 sites throughout Florida selected for their excellent birdwatching or bird education opportunities. From the Guana Tolomato Reserve to Fort Matanzas National Monument, some of the most celebrated sightings happen on the northeast coast of Florida. For complete information on Birding in Florida, visit www.floridabirdingtrail.com
For information on the Florida Birding festival, visit floridasbirdingandphotofest.com
|A1A Byway North Gateway – 101 Download
Bird Island Park – 102 Download
Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra – 103 Download
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – 104 Download
GTM Reserve – 125 Download
Mickler Beach Access – 107 Download
Nease Beachfront Park – 150 Download
Surfside Park – 151 Download
Vilano Beach Pavilion – 152 Download
Vilano Beach Pier & Boardwalk – 154 Download
Vilano Boat Ramp – 155 Download
Davenport Park – 200 Download
Visitor Center & Huguenot Cemetery – 201 Download
St. Augustine Art Association - 202 Download NEW
Castillo de San Marcos – 204 Download
|Bridge of Lions – 205 Download|
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum – 206 Download
St. Augustine Alligator Farm – 207 Download
St. Augustine Amphitheatre – 208 Download
Anastasia State Park – 300 Download
Ron Parker Park – 301 Download
Pope Road Scenic Overlook – 302 Download
Pier Park and Splash Park – 303 Download
Windswept Acres Park – 325 Download
Butler Beach Park E/W – 326 Download
Crescent Beach Park – 327 Download
Fort Matanzas – 328 Download
Matanzas Inlet – 329 Download
Summer Haven – 330 Download
Since the launch of the new Mobile Audio Tour at Bird Island Park, educational experiences are just a button and skip away. Families can dial in, stream or download the new Bird Island Park Mobile Audio Tour. Just bring a cell phone, smartphone, ipod or a tablet -- and within seconds you’ll experience the song of the Northern Mockingbird, listen to the legend of the invasive Wild Hog, and hear the menacing rattle of the diamondback rattlesnake -WHILE IN THE PARK. As you progress through the park’s tour sites, you can activate the specific tour message for each stop and discover interesting facts and exciting stories on more than 10 species and habitats native to North Florida.
You may have a sneak peak while you are visiting our website - but we cannot offer nature's alluring mixture of sounds and smells. Get outdoors and go the the park!
Listening to the Bird Island Park Mobile tour is free and easy. Visit Bird Island Park in Ponte Vedra, FL. Use the map on the reverse side of the rack card (coming soon) to navigate the mobile audio tour in the park.
There are 2 other ways to access the audio tour:
1) Call the Tour
Dial (904) 596-0029 from your mobile phone.
(Calling the tour uses mobile plan minutes.)
2) Connect to http:/myoncell.mobi/19045960029 and download the tour
(Free Download. DOES NOT use mobile plan minutes.)
|Welcome and Introduction – 500 Download
Upland Hammock and Northern Mockingbird - 501 Download
Wild Hog - 502 Download
Deer -503 Download
Horned Owl - 504 Download
Coastal Dune - 505 Download
Gopher Tortoise - 506 Download
Brown Pelican and Least Tern - 507 Download
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake - 508 Download
Sea Turtles and Loggerheads - 509 Download
Freshwater Marsh - 510 Download
North American Otter - 511 Download
Ruby Throated Hummingbird - 512 Download
Butterflies - 513 Download
Dragon Fly - 514 Download
American Alligator - 515 Download
Thank you for visiting - 516 Download
|Whitney Laboratory – 350 Download
Marineland – 351 Download
River to Sea Preserve Park – 352 Download
Washington Oaks State Gardens – 400 Download
Mala Compra Road Park – 401 Download
Bings Landing – 402 Download
Old Salt Road Park – 403 Download
Jungle Hut Road Park – 404 Download
|Varn Park – 405 Download|
Silver Lake Park – 426 Download
Beverly Beach – 425 Download
Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve – 450 Download
Flagler Beach Historical Museum – 451 Download
Veterans Park & Flagler Beach Pier – 452 Download
Gamble Rogers State Recreational Area – 453 Download
|Inshore-ICW, Tidal Creeks and Flats
Spotted Sea Trout
Cat Fish (Several Varieties)
|Nearshore and Surf
Cat Fish (Several Varieties)
Shark (Several Varieties)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Shark (Several Varieties)
Black Sea Bass**
*Occasional, **See Regulations at www.myfwc.com here
Butterfly Peacock Bass
Come visit Florida’s A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway and see why it is referred to as "golf's ultimate destination." Home to the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, it offers golf enthusiasts the chance to reminisce about the exploits of such golf legends as Gene Sarazen, Sam "The Slammer" Sneed, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus. The byway is practically surrounded by world-class golf courses, some of which were personally designed by old pros. When you come to the A1A, enjoy golf the way it was meant to be played: against the backdrop of sun-filled beaches and historic sites.
Start your golf tour of the A1A with a trip to the famous World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine. Plan to spend at least three hours in the museum, which features an IMAX theater and an 18-hole natural grass putting course. Enjoy the feeling of a hickory-shafted putter in your hands as you try out their 1880s-style putting green. The museum always has a new featured exhibit, whether it focuses on women's professional golf or the legendary "golden champion" Jack Nicklaus.
Further south along the Flagler A1A Corridor there are challenging courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones, and Gary Player. Ocean Hammock Resort Golf Club at Palm Coast, called the "Pebble Beach of the East" by Links Magazine. No golf trip to the A1A would be complete without teeing off along the beautiful eastern coast of Florida. Courses like the Ocean Palm Golf Course at Flagler Beach offer unique glimpses into the natural world with their profound estuarine and ocean vistas.Golf lovers will also find the PGA Tour’s national headquarters along the A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Plan a visit in early May to watch one of the tour’s most famous golf events, the Tournament Player’s Championship. Famous golf pros like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will be there vying for the largest purse of any golf tournament.
The A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway is the perfect weekend getaway for travelers seeking a unique golf experience. As home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Player's Championship, and PGA Tour's headquarters, this byway can certainly provide you with a unique and memorable experience. Don't forget to try out the many professional-level courses in the area. So, come to Florida's A1A, and see what all the fuss is about.