Scenic USA - Florida

Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Indian Harbor Beach

Indian Harbor Beach

Photo by John Andreozzi
Andreozzi Photography

     First time Florida visitors that drive into the state, quickly find the state’s length and width quite deceptive. After crossing the Georgia – Florida state line on the east coast and taking I-95 southward, travelers can count on another full day to reach the Florida Keys. Taking a worthwhile scenic route, a side trip on the A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Highway and the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway will lengthen this trip by another day.
     Designated State Route 1 in 1945, the coastal highway was quickly confused with the nearby U.S. Route 1 that runs the entire length of the mainland. A year later, the Florida coastal route took on the designation of A1A. This north - south route follows a string of barrier islands for most of its 550 miles. This seacoast highway was a legendary stopover for spring breakers during the 60s, 70s and 80s. These beach towns still vie for the college crowd’s dollars. Just a dot on the map, this peaceful beachside view of Indian Harbor Beach is a reminder of why spring breakers flock to Florida. Tired of studies, gray skies and cold temperatures, young Americans head southward for a week of fun in the sun.



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