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Right of A1A. Beautiful beach! Very nice statue

We stayed in Melbourne , so is one of those places to go and visit. The statue is very... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Coral Gables, Florida
Very nice beach area

Ponce DeLeon Park is a nice, clean and not overrun area of the beach. If you want and like a... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This state park is an absolute must see and do in conjunction with Blue Springs State Park which is just 20 minutes away. This park boasts an underwater spring which was thought to be the fountain of youth. You and your family and friends can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 636jeff
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a particularly ugly statue and there is no credible evidence that Ponce d’Leon landed in Melbourne Beach. And if it is, in fact, a depiction of Ponce claiming this land for Spain, he is facing in the wrong direction...he’s facing Spain not America.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jill K
Reviewed September 16, 2018

During the weekend during the summer, this beach is relatively packed, but during the work week, there is plenty of room to stretch out and carve out your own big beautiful section of beach. There is a shower and toilets here for convenience.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarktheGypsy
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We stayed in Melbourne , so is one of those places to go and visit. The statue is very nice. Interesting story about the landing of Ponce de Leon in this site. You can spend 30 minutes walking around .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joselito1959
Reviewed April 7, 2018

I am not a fan of taking down statues or putting up ones for political reasons. Putting up the statue of de Leon who was a brutal guy, is nothing by pure politics

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank and101475
Reviewed March 19, 2018

While Juan Ponce DeLeon's landing has historical significance, I would not drive out of your way to visit this particular spot. The beach access is good; there is some historical information and a statue. And washroom facilities. Beach access is wheelchair accessible.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Ponce DeLeon Park is a nice, clean and not overrun area of the beach. If you want and like a “touristy” area, this is not it. One can relax see folks power gliding, cook out on the beach (with a grill, of course), walk for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thebigb5
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Well it wasn't a beach day. Too cold and windy. So we crossed the road from the statue, 50 yards North to the notice board and had a really interesting walk along sandy trails, quiet paths and boardwalks. You can even look out over the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Ponce de Leon Park better maintained in the Coconut Point Park a little bit north. Coconut Point Sanctuary is it actually across the road from the Ponce de Leon Park. Bathroom remain closed at the Coconut Point Park it is open at the Ponce de...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank cardiak
Reviewed November 14, 2017

Visited many times during our vacation this summer. Great to have showers available to rinse off before hopping int he car to head home. Restrooms available. Easy access (stairs or ramp) down to the beach with a few tables on the dunes for lunch if...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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