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With consistently calm waves, beginners and experienced alike enjoy catching waves here, while those who prefer to watch can get a bird’s eye view of the area at the pier, where beachgoers flock to for Atlantic Ocean views and its array of bars and restaurants. A quiet beach area with gentle waters, Jacksonville Beach offers the perfect respite from hours on the road. Get our latest advice & deals in your inbox! Whether you start down in the Florida Keys or begin the adventure in Amelia Island and work your way towards South Florida, read on to discover the best highlights of a road trip along Florida’s State Road A1A. It is part of the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway system, and the southernmost road in the highway system.

This crown jewel has a lot to offer with outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, paddleboarding and surfing. In Bal Harbour it is called Bal Harbour Boulevard. This section west of Fernandina Beach, is also marked as SR 200, but SR A1A signs are displayed at every cluster of signs, though a designated direction is only above the SR 200 signs.

Once the road leaves the park, it features an exceptionally long west-to-north turning ramp towards SR A1A, but ends at the intersection of SRs A1A and 312. It serves as the main road throughout much of the exclusive Palm Beach, further to the north. If you’re looking for a unique place to stay, check out the top Airbnb rentals in the area. The best Florida oddities and offbeat attractions, road trip and vacation recommendations from Roadside America's writers and experts -- museums, statues, roadside stops, odd buildings, weird folk art. Once the longest continuous concrete bridge in the world, the former bridge running parallel to the current one was once an engineering and architectural marvel.

East of Indian River Village Shopping Center, the road turns southward and becomes Atlantic Avenue. Our research is editorially independent but we may earn a commission for purchases made through our links. SR A1A next passes just to the west of Cape Canaveral and the John F. Kennedy Space Center. A captivating attraction for NASCAR enthusiasts, all types of thrill-seekers will enjoy a tour of where the stock drivers rev their engines and whip around the corners of this massive race track.

Here are five reasons you should go. SR A1A reappears at Interstate 395 and US 1 in Miami, beginning at MacArthur Causeway before becoming Collins Avenue at Fifth Street in Miami Beach (or, in small segments, Harding Avenue, Abbott Avenue, or Indian Creek Drive), serving as one of Miami Beach's main north — south thoroughfares.