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Marineland Beach Walk

Join us on October 13th at 9am for the Marineland Beach Walk. See the changes wrought by Hurricane Matthew. Every beach has its own story to tell. Why is the sand fine or coarse and how did it get its color? Which shells landed on this beach? Are there any shark's teeth? Get to know the [...]

October 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Marineland Beach Walk

Hike the Trails for the Holidays!

The holiday season is a great time to bring the family and out-of-town guests to the GTM Research Reserve in Ponte Vedra Beach or the town of Marineland to hike the trails. Encompassing almost 74,000 acres of estuary and uplands, the reserve offers nearly 10 miles of trails for walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, dog walking, nature viewing and picnicking. Horses and leashed [...]

December 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Hike the Trails for the Holidays!


GTM UPDATE: Cleanup is underway at the GTM Research Reserve, Ponte Vedra Beach and also Marineland office. The River-to-Sea trail walk in Marineland scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12 has been canceled! The good news is that Guana Dam has now been re-opened! However, the Middle Beach and South Beach access parking lots remain closed indefinitely until the boardwalks [...]

October 11th, 2016|News|Comments Off on GTM UPDATE: CLEANUP UNDERWAY!

Closures at GTM Until Further Notice!

Due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew, there are several closures at GTM Research Reserve until further notice - Middle Beach Access Parking Lot, South Beach Access Parking Lot and Guana Dam. GTM staff is working to repair all areas as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, please call 904-823-4500.

October 10th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Closures at GTM Until Further Notice!

Middle Beach Boardwalk Now Open!

After a recent facelift, our Middle Beach Access Boardwalk is now open! As you can see in the photos, the old wooden structure has been replaced with more durable and sustainable materials making it much safer. Our beach lots are open 8 a.m. until sunset, 7 days a week. Parking is $3 per vehicle up to [...]

August 18th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Middle Beach Boardwalk Now Open!

GTM Launches Pilot Program with UNF Students

Attention all UNF students who enjoy the outdoors! We have the perfect opportunity for you! The Friends of the GTM Reserve is offering for a limited time an all-inclusive EcoPASS to current UNF students for just $15. (This offer is a $38 discount on regular annual pass!) It includes a Friends of the GTM Reserve membership, which entitles you [...]

July 29th, 2016|News|Comments Off on GTM Launches Pilot Program with UNF Students

Middle Beach Boardwalk Construction

Planning a beach trip to the reserve? Over the next few weeks, be sure to use the North or South Beach Access Boardwalks only. The Middle Beach Access Boardwalk is being rebuilt and closed for construction. Parking is still available at both North and South Beach Access parking lots. We apologize for any inconvenience! For updated information, please call (904) 823-4500 before [...]

July 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Middle Beach Boardwalk Construction

Construction Projects Going On at GTM Research Reserve

If you're planning a trip to our beach this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to park at either the North or Middle Beach Access parking lots. The South Beach Access Boardwalk has been dismantled and is being rebuilt over the next few weeks.  If you're visiting the Guana Dam recreation parking lot this week, it's being resurfaced. For [...]

May 24th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Construction Projects Going On at GTM Research Reserve

Tomorrow’s Guided Beach Exploration CANCELLED

If you signed up for Guided Beach Exploration for this Saturday, May 21, it has been cancelled due to the construction on the South Beach Access boardwalk. We're sorry for any inconvenience. Click here to check out our upcoming explorations!

May 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Tomorrow’s Guided Beach Exploration CANCELLED