Theme Week Florida Coasts – First Coast

26 February 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  14 minutes

Sunrise over Ponte Vedra Beach © - Craig ONeal/cc-by-sa-2.0

Sunrise over Ponte Vedra Beach © – Craig ONeal/cc-by-sa-2.0

Florida’s First Coast, or simply the First Coast, is a region of the U.S. state of Florida, located on the Atlantic coast of North Florida. The First Coast refers to the same general area as the directional region of Northeast Florida. It roughly comprises the five counties surrounding Jacksonville: Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns, largely corresponding to the Jacksonville metropolitan area, and may include other nearby areas such as Putnam and Flagler counties in Florida and Camden County, Georgia. The name originated in a marketing campaign in the 1980s, and has become part of Florida’s regional vernacular.   read more…

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