|Maintained by FDOT|
|Length:||338.752 mi (545.168 km)|
|Existed:||1945 renumbering (definition) - present|
|A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway|
|South end:||Bertha Street in Key West|
| / in Miami
near Fort Lauderdale
in Fort Lauderdale
in West Palm Beach
in Fort Pierce
in Vero Beach
near Cape Canaveral
in Daytona Beach
in St. Augustine
in Jacksonville Beach
in Fernandina Beach
|North end:||/ / in Callahan|
|Counties:||Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard, Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, Duval, Nassau|
State Road A1A (SR A1A) is a north-south Florida State Road that runs along the Atlantic Ocean, from Key West at the southern tip of Florida, to Fernandina Beach, just south of Georgia on Amelia Island. It is the main road through most oceanfront towns. Part of SR A1A is designated the A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, a National Scenic Byway. A portion of A1A that passes through Volusia County is designated the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail, a Florida Scenic Highway. It is also called the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway from State Road 510 at Wabasso Beach to U.S. Route 1 in Cocoa. A1A is famous worldwide as the center of beach culture in the United States, a scenic coastal route through most Atlantic coastal cities and beach towns, including the unique tropical coral islands of the Florida Keys. A1A also serves as a major thoroughfare through Miami Beach and other south Florida coastal cities.
Other than SR A1A Alternate (now SR 811, CR 707, SR 732, and an extension of SR 842), only two other Florida state roads have begun with a letter: SR A19A (now a loop of SR 693-SR 699-SR 682 near St. Petersburg), and SR G1A (now SR 300).
The road was assigned the number 1 in the 1945 renumbering, mostly replacing the former State Road 140 designation. The number reflected its location in the new grid as the easternmost major north-south road. About a year and a half later, in November 1946, the State Road Board resolved to renumber the route due to confusion with the parallel U.S. Highway 1. The new designation, A1A, was chosen to keep the number 1 in its place in the grid.
The East Coast Greenway, a system of trails that connects Maine to Florida, travels along sections of State Road A1A.
SR A1A is heavily associated with Florida beach culture and is known for its lush tropical and subtropical scenery and ocean vistas. In many places, the highway runs directly along the waterfront of the Atlantic Ocean, but in other places, it runs one to five blocks inland from the beachfront. For most of its length, A1A runs along Florida's East Coast Barrier Islands, separated from the mainland of the state by the Intracoastal Waterway. Because of the proximity of the highway to the ocean and its susceptibility to storm surges, sections of A1A are often closed or damaged by hurricanes and tropical storms.
A1A also has been a backbone of Florida's Spring Break serving as "the strip" in both Fort Lauderdale - a popular spring break destination during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s - and Daytona Beach, which became a popular destination for college spring breaks during the 1970s. Today, A1A serves as more a main coastal highway that connects beach towns for more than 375 miles along Florida's East Coast.
The southern terminus of SR A1A is at the southern end of Bertha Street, where SR A1A begins as a two-lane, then a four-lane highway along the Straits of Florida in Key West, known locally as South Roosevelt Boulevard. The road heads east past East Martello Tower and Key West International Airport, before curving north with an intersection with CR 5A (Flagler Avenue), followed by the northern terminus of the Key West section of SR A1A, U.S. Route 1 and State Road 5 (the Overseas Highway). Running along the south shore of Key West, SR A1A is the southmost numbered highway in the lower 48 states.
SR A1A reappears at Interstate 395 and US 1 in Miami, beginning at MacArthur Causeway before becoming Collins Avenue at Fifth Street in Miami Beach (or, in small segments, Harding Avenue, Abbott Avenue, or Indian Creek Drive), serving as one of Miami Beach's main north -- south thoroughfares. Just north in the town of Surfside, the northbound is Collins Avenue, and the southbound is Harding Avenue. In Bal Harbour it is called Bal Harbour Boulevard. In Golden Beach it is called Ocean Boulevard.
It serves Hallandale Beach, Hollywood Beach, and Dania Beach. It joins with US 1 for 3.4 miles, and passes the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. It then divides and serves Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Pompano Beach, and continuing north.
It serves as the main road throughout much of the exclusive Palm Beach, further to the north.
Two miles of A1A were used as part of the well-known Daytona Beach Road Course.
Just south of Atlantic Beach, A1A turns inland for several blocks, following Atlantic blvd, before resuming a northward course along Mayport Road that ends at the St. Johns River. A ferry takes traffic to the northern section of A1A that continues along the coast to just south of Fort Clinch State Park on the estuary of the Saint Mary's River. At that point A1A hooks back south to Fernandina Beach and then turns west, going inland 20 miles through Yulee and crossing I-95 and U.S. Highway 17. It ends at U.S. Highway 1, U.S. Highway 23, and U.S. Highway 301 in Callahan, Florida. This section west of Fernandina Beach, is also marked as SR 200, but SR A1A signs are displayed at every cluster of signs, though a designated direction is only above the SR 200 signs.
Prior to the 1945 renumbering, the route that became SR 1 had the following numbers:
SR 1 was defined in the 1945 renumbering as:
Since then, the following changes have been made:
|Location||Indian River County, Florida|
|NRHP reference #||03000700|
|Added to NRHP||August 1, 2003|
The Jungle Trail (pre-1945 State Road 252) was part of A1A in northeastern Indian River County, Florida. The narrow, -mile-long (12.1 km) road is located between Old Winter Beach Road and the current A1A, along the western side of Orchid Island, and is unpaved. It is part of the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway system, and the southernmost road in the highway system.
The road started as a means to quickly transport citrus to packinghouses on the mainland, then in the 1930s and 1940s became more used by tourists. On August 1, 2003, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
|Monroe||Key West||0.000||0.000||Bertha Street||Southern terminus|
|2.625||4.225||south (Flagler Avenue)||former SR 5A south|
|2.895||4.659||(North Roosevelt Boulevard / Overseas Highway)|
|Gap in route|
|Miami-Dade||Miami||0.000||0.000||west (SR 836) / (Biscayne Boulevard) to - Airport||Highway continues west as I-395; US 1 exit is exit 2; I-95 is exit 1|
|0.2||0.32||MacArthur Causeway over Intracoastal Waterway|
|0.5||0.80||(Port Miami via Tunnel)||Interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|0.9||1.4||Watson Island, Jungle Island, Miami Children's Museum||Interchange|
|Miami Beach||1.634||2.630||Fountain Street - Palm Island, Hibiscus Island||Eastern terminus of freeway section|
|3.192||5.137||north (Alton Road)||Northbound flyover ramp; southern terminus of SR 907|
|4.913||7.907||17th Street||To Venetian Causeway|
|6.411||10.318||west (Arthur Godfrey Road) to - Airport||Eastern terminus of SR 112|
|8.658||13.934||south (63rd Street)||Northern terminus of SR 907|
|9.452||15.212||west (71st Street) - Airport||Eastern terminus of SR 934|
|Surfside-Bal Harbour line||11.592||18.656||west (96th Street) to||Eastern terminus of SR 922|
|Sunny Isles Beach||14.590||23.480||west (Sunny Isles Boulevard) to||At-grade intersection with northbound flyover; eastern terminus of SR 826|
|16.244||26.142||west (William Lehman Causeway) to||At-grade intersection with northbound flyover; eastern terminus of SR 856|
|Broward||Hallandale Beach-Hollywood line||18.488||29.754||west (Hallandale Beach Boulevard) to||At-grade intersection with northbound flyover; eastern terminus of SR 858|
|Hollywood||20.3||32.7||west (Hollywood Boulevard) to /||Interchange; eastern terminus of SR 820|
|21.806||35.093||west (Sheridan Street) to||Eastern terminus of SR 822|
|23.4||37.7||Dania Beach Boulevard Bridge over Intracoastal Waterway|
|Dania Beach||25.166||40.501||south to||Southern terminus of concurrency with US 1|
Dania Beach tripoint
|25.978||41.808||west (Griffin Road) to / / Taylor Road||Eastern terminus of SR 818|
|26.5||42.6||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport||Interchange|
|27.4||44.1||west to / - Port Everglades||No southbound access to Port Everglades; exits 12A-B on I-595|
|Fort Lauderdale||28.240||45.448||west (Marina Boulevard) to / - Port Everglades||Eastern terminus of SR 84|
|28.757||46.280||north / Southeast 17th Street west (CR 811 north) - Downtown||Northern terminus of concurrency with US 1|
|29.9||48.1||17th Street Causeway over Intracoastal Waterway|
|31.721||51.050||west (Las Olas Boulevard) - Downtown Fort Lauderdale||Eastern terminus of SR 842|
|33.031||53.158||west (Sunrise Boulevard) to /||Eastern terminus of SR 838|
|35.514||57.154||west (Oakland Park Boulevard) to||Eastern terminus of SR 816|
|Lauderdale-by-the-Sea||36.619||58.933||west (Commercial Boulevard)||Eastern terminus of SR 870|
|Pompano Beach||39.541||63.635||west (Atlantic Boulevard) to||Eastern terminus of SR 814|
|40.868||65.771||(Northeast 14th Street) to||Eastern terminus of SR 844; to Northeast 14th Street Causeway|
|Hillsboro Inlet||41.76||67.21||Hillsboro Inlet Bridge|
|Deerfield Beach||45.477||73.188||west (Hillsboro Boulevard) to||Eastern terminus of SR 810|
|Palm Beach||Boca Raton||47.136||75.858||Camino Real||To Boca Raton Resort|
|47.28||76.09||Boca Raton Inlet Bridge over Boca Raton Inlet|
|48.094||77.400||Palmetto Park Road ( west) to||Eastern terminus of CR 798 (former SR 798)|
|50.568||81.381||west (Spanish River Boulevard)||Eastern terminus of SR 800|
|Delray Beach||54.246||87.300||Linton Boulevard ( west) to||Eastern terminus of CR 782 (former SR 782)|
|55.793||89.790||west (East Atlantic Avenue) to||Eastern terminus of SR 806|
|56.701||91.251||George Bush Boulevard ( west)||Eastern terminus of CR 806A (former SR 806A)|
|Ocean Ridge||59.470||95.708||Woolbright Road ( west) to||Eastern terminus of unsigned CR 792 (former SR 792)|
|60.385||97.180||west (Ocean Avenue) to||Eastern terminus of SR 804|
|Manalapan-Lantana line||64.400||103.642||Ocean Avenue ( west) to||Eastern terminus of unsigned CR 812|
|Lake Worth||66.552||107.105||west (Lake Avenue)||To Lake Worth Bridge; eastern terminus of SR 802|
|Palm Beach||70.8||113.9||west / west (Southern Boulevard) to /||Traffic circle; eastern terminus of US 98 / SR 80|
|73.053||117.567||west (Royal Palm Way) to /||Eastern terminus of SR 704|
|Lake Worth Lagoon||74.6||120.1||Flagler Memorial Bridge|
|West Palm Beach||74.7||120.2||Flagler Drive||Interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|74.894||120.530||(Dixie Highway / Quadrille Boulevard)|
|Gap in route, connection made via US 1|
|Riviera Beach||0.000||0.000||(Broadway) / west (Blue Heron Boulevard)||Eastern terminus of SR 708|
|Palm Beach Gardens||6.207||9.989||west (Federal Highway) / (PGA Boulevard) to /|
|Gap in route, connection made via US 1|
|Martin||Stuart||1.765||2.840||west (Southeast Monterey Road) to / / East Ocean Boulevard (CR A1A west)||Eastern terminus of SR 714; transition between unsigned CR A1A and SR A1A|
|Sewall's Point||2.9||4.7||Evans Crary Bridge over St. Lucie River|
|3.335||5.367||Sewalls Point Road (CR 707) - Jensen Beach||Southern terminus of unsigned CR 707|
|4.0||6.4||Ernest Lyons Bridge over Indian River|
|Jensen Beach||8.1||13.0||west (Causeway Boulevard)||Roundabout; eastern terminus of SR 732|
|St. Lucie||Fort Pierce||26.1||42.0||South Causeway over Indian River|
|26.499||42.646||Indian River Drive||Former SR 707|
|26.614||42.831||south (SR 5)||Southern terminus of concurrency with US 1|
|27.129||43.660||Old Dixie Highway (CR 605 north)||south end of unsigned CR 605 (former SR 605)|
|27.727||44.622||north (SR 5)||Northern terminus of concurrency with US 1|
|27.836||44.798||Old Dixie Highway (CR 605)||unsigned CR 605 (former SR 605)|
|28.3||45.5||North Causeway over Indian River|
|Indian River||Vero Beach||41.091||66.130||west (East Causeway Boulevard)||To 17th Street Causeway; eastern terminus of SR 656|
|42.576||68.519||west (Beachland Boulevard) to||To Merrill P. Barber Bridge; eastern terminus of SR 60|
|Wabasso Beach||50.627||81.476||west (Wabasso Road) to||Eastern terminus of CR 510|
|Sebastian Inlet||58.101||93.504||Sebastian Inlet Bridge|
|Brevard||Indialantic||75.637||121.726||west (Fifth Avenue / SR 500) - Melbourne, Airport||To Melbourne Causeway; eastern terminus of US 192 and unsigned SR 500. In 2013, 25,000 vehicles daily used the road between 192 and Eau Gallie Boulevard|
|Melbourne||79.010||127.154||west (Eau Gallie Boulevard)||To Eau Gallie Causeway; eastern terminus of SR 518|
|South Patrick Shores||84.200||135.507||west (Pineda Causeway) to||Eastern terminus of SR 404|
|Cocoa Beach||94.249||151.679||west (Cocoa Beach Causeway)||Eastern terminus of SR 520|
|97.69||157.22||Port Canaveral B Cruise Terminals, South Cargo Piers (CR 401 south)||Interchange; south end of freeway|
|98.363||158.300||north - Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Port Canaveral A Cruise Terminals, North Cargo Piers||Interchange; southern terminus of SR 401 and eastern terminus of SR 528 overlap|
|Merritt Island||99.4||160.0||Bennett Causeway over Banana River|
|100.46||161.67||Banana River Drive||Exit 52 (SR 528)|
|103.02||165.79||- Merritt Island, Kennedy Space Center||Exit 49 (SR 528)|
|Cocoa||104.8||168.7||Bennett Causeway over Indian River|
|105.934||170.484|| (SR 5) - Cocoa, Titusville
west to - Orlando
|Exit 46 (SR 528); western terminus of concurrency with SR 528|
|Gap in route|
|Volusia||New Smyrna Beach||0.000||0.000||south (South Atlantic Avenue) / 6th Avenue||South end of state maintenance|
|1.8||2.9||South Causeway over Indian River|
|2.085||3.355||To east (North Causeway) / Live Oak Street|
|2.163||3.481||west (Lytle Avenue)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|2.289||3.684||(Dixie Freeway / SR 5)|
|Gap in route|
|Port Orange||0.000||0.000||(South Ridgewood Avenue / SR 5) / west (Dunlawton Avenue) to - New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach|
|0.8||1.3||Port Orange Causeway over Halifax River|
|Port Orange-Daytona Beach Shores line||1.080||1.738||north (Peninsula Drive)|
|Daytona Beach Shores||1.239||1.994||(South Atlantic Avenue) - Wilbur-by-the-Sea, Ponce Inlet||Northern terminus of CR 4075|
|Daytona Beach||5.882||9.466||Silver Beach Avenue (CR 4050 west) -- Ballpark||Eastern terminus of unsigned CR 4050|
|6.601||10.623||west (International Speedway Boulevard / SR 600) to / / - DeLand||Eastern terminus of US 92 and unsigned SR 600|
|6.961||11.203||Main Street (CR 4040 west)||Eastern terminus of unsigned CR 4040|
|7.627||12.274||west (Seabreeze Boulevard)||Eastern terminus of SR 430|
|Ormond Beach||11.856||19.080||west (East Granada Boulevard) to /||Eastern terminus of SR 40|
|Ormond-by-the-Sea||20.668||33.262||Highbridge Road (CR 2002 west)||Eastern terminus of unsigned CR 2002|
|Flagler||Flagler Beach||25.928||41.727||west (Moody Boulevard) to - Bunnell||Eastern terminus of SR 100|
|Hammock Dunes||33.820||54.428||To / Camino del Mar||to Hammock Dunes Bridge|
|St. Johns||Summer Haven||43.2||69.5||Matanzas Inlet Bridge over Matanzas Inlet|
|Crescent Beach||47.907||77.099||west to - Hastings||Eastern terminus of SR 206|
|St. Augustine Beach||51.855||83.453||A1A Beach Boulevard (CR A1A north) - St. Augustine Beach||Southern terminus of unsigned CR A1A|
|St. Augustine||54.337||87.447||west to / / A1A Beach Boulevard (CR A1A south) - St. Augustine Beach||Northern terminus of unsigned CR A1A (St. Johns County section); Eastern terminus of SR 312|
|57.4||92.4||Bridge of Lions over Matanzas River|
south (Cathedral Place / SR 5A) to
|Southern end of concurrency with Business US 1|
|58.877||94.753||To / San Carlos Avenue|
north (San Marco Avenue / SR 5A) - Jacksonville
|Northern terminus of concurrency with Business US 1|
|Vilano Beach||60.2||96.9||Vilano Causeway over Tolomato River|
|Mickler Landing||78.027||125.572||north (Ponte Vedra Boulevard) / Mickler Road||Southern terminus of CR 203|
|Palm Valley||80.770||129.987||west (Palm Valley Road)|
|Ponte Vedra Beach||82.265||132.393||Corona Road (CR 210 east)||unsigned CR 210|
|83.051||133.658||Solana Road (CR 210A west) - Palm Valley, Ponte Vedra Beach||unsigned CR 210A|
|Duval||Jacksonville Beach||85.03||136.84||west (Butler Boulevard) to - Jacksonville||Interchange; Eastern terminus of SR 202|
|87.299||140.494||west (Beach Boulevard / SR 212)||Eastern terminus of US 90 and unsigned SR 212|
|Neptune Beach-Atlantic Beach line||89.833||144.572||Atlantic Boulevard||south end of SR 10 overlap|
|91.11||146.63||west (Atlantic Boulevard) / Florida Boulevard - Jacksonville||Interchange; Western terminus of concurrency with SR 10|
|Jacksonville||93.376||150.274||north (Mayport Road) - Naval Station Mayport Main Entrance, Hanna Park||Southern terminus of SR 101|
|96.827||155.828||Mayport Ferry across St. Johns River|
|0.000||0.000||south (Heckscher Drive) - Jacksonville||south end of SR 105 overlap|
|2.2||3.5||Bridge over Fort George River Inlet|
|Nassau Sound||10.4||16.7||Nassau Sound Bridge|
|Nassau||16.064||25.853||Buccaneer Trail (CR 105A north)||roundabout; unsigned CR 105A|
|Fernandina Beach||19.733||31.757||west (Sadler Road)||roundabout; eastern terminus of CR 108|
|21.757||35.014||Fletcher Avenue||north end of SR 105 overlap; south end of SR 200 overlap|
|see SR 200 (mile 155.816-127.867)|
|Callahan||49.706||79.994||/ / (SR 15 / SR 200 west)||Western terminus of concurrency with SR 200|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
|Location:||Palm Beach County, Martin County, Volusia County, St. Johns County|
|Length:||32.68 mi (52.59 km)|
CR A1A in Palm Beach County is a former routing of SR A1A through Juno Beach and Jupiter. It serves as a paralleling alternate route to Federal Highway (US 1), and is often erroneously signed as SR A1A despite its official county designation and maintenance.
The longest of the four county spurs, County Road A1A is 15.88-mile (25.56 km) that runs along the Florida East Coast Railroad main line from Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound to Stuart, where it suddenly changes course and runs east along the south coast of the St. Lucie River. After the terminus of SR 714, it approaches a bridge between Stuart and Sewall's Point and becomes SR A1A.
County Road A1A is a 7-mile (11 km) spur route of State Road A1A at Volusia County, Florida, United States. The route begins at U.S. Route 1 and State Road A1A at Downtown New Smyrna Beach as Lytel Avenue. Next, the route crosses the Intracoastal Waterway and Callalisa Creek before heading southbound. After the 2 bridges, the road becomes 3rd Avenue, the northern terminus of Saxon Drive as the first right after Callalisa Creek. East of Indian River Village Shopping Center, the road turns southward and becomes Atlantic Avenue. At the intersection of 27th Avenue, the road becomes 2 lanes wide. Less than a mile south of New Smyrna Beach, Saxon Drive ends. At Bethune Beach, the road slightly turns away from the Atlantic Ocean. The road became Turtle Mound Road at that point. After Bethune Beach, the road is midway between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. At this point, a gate brings access to Canaveral National Seashore. It passes through the ghost town of Eldora. The road ends as a dead end at a beach.
County Road A1A is a 3.40-mile (5.47 km) spur route of SR A1A in St. Augustine Beach that runs closer to the Atlantic Ocean than SR A1A. It runs northeast from SR A1A, but begins to straighten out between John Drive and a private driveway south of F Street. The closest thing resembling a major intersection is 16th Street. After passing by the St Johns County Ocean Pier, the road intersects Pope Road and leaves the city limits, where it enters Anastasia State Park, and makes a sharp curve to the west. Once the road leaves the park, it features an exceptionlly long west-to-north turning ramp towards SR A1A, but ends at the intersection of SRs A1A and 312.
The girlies on standby waving just to say hi
(Did you stop?) No, I just drove by
Kept on pursuing to the next stop
I busted a left and I'm heading to the next block
The block was dead, yo, so I continued to
A1A (Beachfront Avenue)
In accordance with a Resolution adopted by the State Road Board in Tallahassee on November 25, 1946 all records and maps are being revised to show the Atlantic Coast Route from Jacksonville to Miami as State Road No. A1A, replacing the Number 1.
A copy of this memorandum is being sent to all parties holding road description lists, section lists, maps, etc., with the request that they mark the change on their copies accordingly.
Please be advised that the State Road Board adopted a Resolution in their meeting on November 25, 1946, held in Tallahassee. Florida, changing the new State Road Number 1 to State Road Number A1A. The necessity for changing this Highway Number was because of confusion which has been experienced by the traveling public where US 1 and SR 1 are common or intersect each other. State Road A1A, formerly SR 1, is the easternmost road along the Eastern Seaboard and extends from Jacksonville with intermittent sections to Miami.
On motion of Mr. Guernsey, seconded by Mr. Pultz, the following resolution was adopted:
WHEREAS, this Board has heard numerous complaints of the confusion resulting from the designating and marking of the coastal road down the East Coast as State Road No. 1 and petitions and requests that some change in numbering be made to eliminate the mistaking of this road for U. S. Highway No. 1 because these two roads intersect and run parallel to each other,
BE IT RESOLVED that in order to eliminate the confusion which the motoring public is experiencing by mistaking State Road No. 1 for U. S. Highway No. 1, and at the same time to retain the numeral One for the State's most easterly north-south road, and for whatever benefit it may have for the citizens and property owners along the route in question, THIS DEPARTMENT HEREBY CHANGES the designation of State Road No. 1 to State Road A1A.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said change and designation will become effective immediately after a conference to be held by Mr. Guernsey and representatives of the Jacksonville beaches within the next few days, and contingent upon no new matter strongly persuasive against such change being developed at said conference which this Board has not already considered.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that correct signs be made and placed on the road and that maps be printed to reflect this change with as little delay as possible.