This portion is part of 'The Loop' in the Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, FL area.
Just a fantastic ride along the coast of Florida no matter where you start.
- Rider from Palm Coast, FL (8/26/09)
Very busy 2 and 4 lane highway hugging the Atlantic Ocean.
Lots of condo/housing and tourist attractions along this stretch of highway. Keep alert.
Not too many pull outs for scenic views of the ocean.
In some areas they charge $6.00 if you want to get to the beach access.
Excellent seafood restaurants, especially the Oasis Seafood cafe near St. Augustine.
Excellent camping facilities at Anastasia State Recreation Area just south of St. Augustine.
St Augustine is a great place to explore by bike.
Very historical city, the oldest continually inhabited city in the USA.
Many many attractions here.
Castillo de San Marcos, Ponce de Leons Fountain of Youth, etc.
Be careful while riding on the cobblestone streets in the downtown historic area, makes for an interesting and bumpy ride.
A1A bypasses most of downtown Jacksonville and you are spared the very heavy traffic through this city.
Go over the St Johns River by ferry North of Jacksonville, and onto the scenic ride through Big and Little Talbot Island and Amelie Island.
Many recreational areas along this stretch.
Watch out for RV's and trucks pulling fishing boats.
Good riding road, just be alert going through Jacksonville.
- Dick Yates (1/7/09)
Runs primarily along the Atlantic Ocean coast line with a ferry boat ride across the St. Johns River at Mayport, Florida.
Plenty of food, gas, and rest stops along the way.
- Rider from Jacksonville, FL (7/23/06)
From St. Augustine ride North on A1A, cross over the Intracoastal Waterway to Vilano Beach.
The road turns left and parallels the ocean through Ponte Vedra, and the beachtowns of Jacksonville, Neptune and Atlantic to the fishing village of Mayport (good seafood restaurants).
Take the ferry across the St. Johns River and follow A1A North past Kingsley Plantation, across the Fort George River and on through the Big and Little Talbot Islands which are a Duval County park.
The next bridge goes across Nassua Sound to Amelia Island, the first barrier island in Florida.
Following A1A will take you to downtown Historic Fernandina Beach which was a major seaport during the Victorian era on the 1800's.
Leaving Fernandina you can continue on A1A West to US Highway 17 South, then turning left onto 9A South which goes through Jacsonville to US Highway 1 South and returns to St. Augustine.
- Louis Goldman (4/28/05)