GTM Guided Beach Exploration

Third Saturday of the month | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at South Beach Parking Lot-Guana Reserve

Visitors can take a beachside walk through the Guana Research Reserve and learn about the natural wildlife.

2200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
(904) 823-4500
  • The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) hosts a Guided Beach Exploration at Guana South Beach in Ponte Vedra Beach on the third Saturday of each month.

    This two-hour guided beach hike takes participants through the Guana South Beach location and teaches them all about the various species of animals and plants that call the beach home.

    After the walk, guests can visit the Visitor Center at the GTM Research Reserve or enjoy the many miles of trails at the reserve. The Center is located at 505 Guana River Road in Ponte Vedra Beach. 

    Admission: The guided tour is free, but there is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. Visit here for the GTM calendar and choose the desired date to reserve a spot on the tour. Advanced online registrations are required.

    Where: The South Beach Access Lot is located at 2200 Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

    When: Third Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    GTMNERR is a protected stretch of land consisting of wetlands, estuaries, and more on Florida's East Coast that actively works to maintain and help preserve the natural landscape of Florida. The GTMNERR's volunteers and employees are dedicated to the preservation of an unspoiled and undeveloped natural treasure, supporting a vibrant ecosystem and subsystems.

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