The area is known for its resorts including the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club (a AAA five diamond resort), the Lodge and Club (four diamonds), and the Marriott at Sawgrass (three diamonds). It also lies in the third-wealthiest county in Florida, ranking just behind Palm Beach County and Collier County (Naples). Ponte Vedra’s 40-foot sand dunes are among the highest in Florida. The white sand beaches aremade from Appalachian quartz and ancient coquina
Between the residential neighborhoods lining Ponte Vedra Boulevard there are many points of public beach access. Golf, tennis, and boating are other popular activities. Wakeboarding, surfing, and water skiing are a few activities which families and sports enthusiasts practice on the St. Johns River.