A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway

National Scenic BywayFlorida

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  • St. Augustine Lighthouse

    The spiraling black and white of the St. Augustine Lighthouse rises above the Florida foliage.

  • Sailing Under the Bridge of Lions

    With sails flaring, a sail boat glides under the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine.

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  • Reflecting the Historic Casa Monica Hotel

    A reflection pool echoes the palm trees and towers of the historic Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, FL.

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  • Cat in a Courtyard Doorway

    A black cat gazes longingly from behind the screened doorway of a backstreet courtyard in St. Augustine, Florida.

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  • Hallway in Flagler College

    Students at Flagler College chain their bicycles in an arched outdoor hallway before classes.

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  • The Exterior of Flagler College

    Tourists enjoy a horse-and-buggy ride outside Flagler College.

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  • Scenic A1A

    The sand dunes creep up to Highway A1A.

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  • St. Augustine Lighthouse Standing Guard Over St. Augustine, FL

    Visitors stroll upon the grounds under the watchful eye of the imposing St. Augustine Lighthouse.

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  • Statue of Neptune at Marineland

    A tall statue of Neptune stands sentinel on a raised platform in Marineland of Florida.

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  • Marineland Beachfront Walkway

    This palm-lined walkway provides access to the beachfront in Marineland, Florida.

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  • River to Sea Preserve

    The cyan waters of this lagoon against the warm green backdrop of trees emphasizes the warm climate of the Marineland, Florida area.

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  • Roadside Landscaping Near Marineland

    Lush green plant life thrives alongside the road near Marineland of Florida.

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  • Main Gate at Marineland of Florida

    A deep blue arch and covered walkway marks the gateway to Marineland of Florida, the world's first oceanarium.

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  • Castillo de San Marcos

    A visitor walks along the seawall during low tide at Castillo de San Marcos, with the coquina stone fortress as a commanding presence in the background.

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  • Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

    The Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve stretches thirty miles to the north and south of St. Augustine, Florida, with its headquarters in Marineland.

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  • Bings Landing Entrance

    A weathered stone tablet marks the tree-shaded entrance to Bings Landing County Park.

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  • Open Air Flower Market

    An elderly couple admires the collection of flowers at this homegrown market stall at Flagler Beach.

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  • Flagler Beach Pier

    Large Hollywood-style white letters on the side of a beach house announce the location of the Flagler Beach Pier. The Pier provides many fishing opportunities.

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  • Landscaping at Flagler Beach Pier

    Spreading palms and a white fountain grace the lawn near Flagler Beach Pier. The Pier has several restaurants and souvenir shops.

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  • Flagler Beach Pier South

    Man-made colors contrast with the bright sand, shimmering water, and verdant landscape as several visitors savor the Florida sunshine.

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  • Fort Matanzas

    This simple fortification guards the reflective waters of the Matanzas Inlet. The fort on Rattlesnake Island is accessible only through the ferry docks on the right.

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  • Bridge of Lions

    A sailboat glides toward the four Mediterranean-style towers at the center of the Bridge of Lions, which spans the calm waters of Matanzas Bay.

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  • Base of St. Augustine Lighthouse

    A small red roofed outbuilding provides access to the St. Augustine Lighthouse.

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  • Flagship Harbor: Boating, Birding, Fishing, and Boardwalks

    This overlook from the State Road 100 Bridge shows the expanse of the Flagship Harbor Preserve on the left. This preserve has over 3000 feet of boardwalk through the saltwater marsh to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). Within the preserve, there are interpretative signs along hiking trails and a picnic pavilion, as well as picnic areas along the trails. One may fish the ICW or hike to the Wickline Center for more active recreational pursuits. In the foreground is Moody Boat Launch, which provides free launch facilities, as well as another fishing pier along the ICW.

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  • Entrance to Castillo de San Marcos

    A view of the entrance to Castillo de San Marcos from the wall above.

  • Cannon Guarding the Bay

    An oxidized bronze cannon guards the bay from the top of Castillo de San Marcos.

  • Looking Down the Spiral Staircase in the St. Augustine Lighthouse

    The St. Augustine Lighthouse on the A1A Scenic and Historical Coastal Byway presents a fascinating spiral pattern when looking down the interior of the staircase.

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  • Manager of the Fountain of Youth

    Jerry, the manager of the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, takes time to chat with guests and answer questions.

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  • Presenting Designation Plaque to Florida's A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway

    Florida's A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway receives their designation plaque at the Designation 2002 event at Union Station in Washington DC.

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  • Driving to Marineland on the A1A

    If the A1A River and Sea Trail were any closer to the beach, it would be underwater.

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  • Entry Sign for A1A River & Sea Trail Near Marineland

    A sign among roadside palm trees informs travelers that they are on the A1A River & Sea Trail, a Florida state scenic byway and part of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway, one of the America's Byways.

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  • Hikers on the Old Spanish Quarry Trail

    Two visitors to the Anastasia State Park stroll through a shady grove on the Old Spanish Quarry Trail.

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  • Greetings from Anastasia State Park

    The entrance sign to Anastasia State Park states that it is a National Gold Medal Winner among state parks.

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  • Hiker Leaving Old Spanish Quarry Trail

    A happy hiker exits the Old Spanish Quarry Trail at Anastasia State Park

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  • Quiet Moment at Guana Beach

    Two friends enjoy an empty stretch of sand at Guana Beach State Park.

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  • Beach at Guana Beach State Park

    A crowd of visitors march down the gangplank toward the sandy beach and breaking surf.

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  • Searching for Buried Treasure

    Beachcombers keep an eye out for sea shells at Guana Beach State Park

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