It is said that in 1513, Juan Ponce DeLeon was exploring the land and
waters around the inlet that now bears his name. A lighthouse marking
the inlet went into service in 1887 and was the only navigational aid
between St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral. Today, this busy navigable
inlet provides access to the intercoastal waterway from the Atlantic
Ocean and serves as the focal point of sleepy community serving as home
to many happy mariners.
The lighthouse, which is fully
functional, is the tallest in Florida and the second tallest in the
United States. It can be seen from 19 miles out at sea. The non-profit
Lighthouse Preservation Association, which can be credited for the
restoration and preservation of the lighthouse, now operates it along
with its museum, theater, and store, all of which are open to the public
In 1963, the Town of Ponce Inlet was formed to control
the destiny of the fragile and beautiful peninsula tip. It boasts
gorgeous beaches and a wonderful park comprised of sand dunes and
walkways. There are marinas, restaurants and charter fishing boats.
dedication and pride is nowhere more apparent than in the handsome
Ponce Inlet Community Center. Run by trustees and volunteers, the
center hosts governmental, civic and private activities.
Single-family homes, office buildings, and condos in Ponce Inlet