Jacksonville Beach





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.


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


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


  • 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