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Jacksonville Beach

Florida

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Revamped Resort Town

Jacksonville Beach beckons all kinds of travelers: families, couples and any beach-lover drawn to gorgeous sunsets and sweeping ocean views. It also boasts easy access to well-known destinations such as downtown Jacksonville, historic St. Augustine and the old-Florida escape of Amelia Island.

Activities

Fans of water sports and other aquatic activities are in luck. There are plenty of options to choose from, with the most popular being body-boarding, surfing and fishing. You’ll also see lively games of volleyball and even picnicking in the soft sand.

For the best fishing, head to the Jacksonville Beach Pier — more than 1,000 feet in length — home to a bait shop and cleaning stations. If you’re more interested in simply taking in the views, you can wander to the end of the structure (there’s a $1 fee).

Not far from the pier is the Jacksonville Beach Boardwalk, around which is clustered a handful of restaurants, bars and retailers, plus several beach access points. Stop in at the Sea Walk Pavilion along the way. More often than not, there’s a concert, festival or other event happening in this space.

Evenings in Jacksonville Beach

Eight breweries in Jacksonville Beach and the surrounding area are a surefire way to get a beer snob excited. Bars and clubs near the beach and in downtown Jacksonville round out the nightlife scene. Not in the mood to get crazy? Take a stroll along the boardwalk while the sun sets and finish off your day with an ice cream cone, an Italian ice or a frozen yogurt.

Jacksonville Beach at a Glance

City:Jacksonville

Country or State:Florida

Length of Beach:4 miles

Access:By car or taxi

Best time to visit:Late spring and early fall

High Season:June to September

Low Season:November to May

Facilities:

  • Restaurants, bars and shops
  • Chair, umbrella, kayak and bike rentals
  • Lifeguards
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • White sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Special Events:

  • Jax Beach Art Walk, Jacksonville Jazz Festival

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