Beach Parking Woes, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

There are many terrific beaches up and down the First Coast, but since Jacksonville Beach started charging $5 a car on the weekends recently, beach goers have sought out options.

One of those options is Mickeler's Landing, which offers the only free parking for pubic beach access in Ponte Vedra Beach, and not far south from Jacksonville Beach.

Mickler's has 248 spots, which are typically full by mid morning, pushing later beach goers to other options, some of which may lead to parking tickets.

There is also parking at the Guana area lots, but there is a $3 charge for those lots, and they also have capacity issues during the hot summer days.

Benefits of parking at Mickler's (which I have not yet done, as I can walk or bike to the beach in Jacksonville Beach) include: showers, bathrooms, lifeguards and places for trash, more than my public beach access in Jax Beach has.

More development to the west of A1A, specifically the Nocatee area, is within roughly 8 miles of the ocean, and those new residents want to go to the beach just like everyone else.

Before you go to the beach, either research where you plan to park, or call the city before you go. Another option is the trolley, so you don't have to hassle with parking in downtown Jacksonville Beach.












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Tom Robinson
Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office - Fairfax, VA
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thanks for the info. my brother lives in the area. i will save these parking tips for my july visit.

May 31, 2011 03:07 AM #1
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
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I remember these woes from the days I lived in Southern California....where i lived I could bike down to the beach but if we went to a different beach that allowed fires we really struggled to find parking! 

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