Jacksonville Beach

Just one of many on the upper east coast of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean.  These also include Atlantic, Neptune and Ponte Vedra Beaches.   Collectively, they represent 10 miles of wide and mostly uncrowded areas.

On the Atlantic side, the coast has greater surf than Florida's west coast and is therefore of greater interest to surfers.  Although nothing like the surf in California or Hawaii, surfers take what they can get and watch for good conditions.

Swimming, sunning, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing, walking or jogging are the favorite activities.  Surf fishing is also popular and the long rods unique to surf fishing for long distance casting can be seen working the waters.


The Seawalk Pavilion and festivals grounds are a 2 square block, park like area that offers a variety of concerts and festivals throughout the year.  In addition to regular arts, food and music festivals, mid-March brings the Great Atlantic Seafood and Music Festival.  April enjoys Springing the Blues Festival.


A Fishing Pier is over 1,000' long extends well into the Atlantic Ocean.  It has a bait shop, concession and restrooms.  A fishing license is not required to fish from this pier.  The pier can be found at 503 North 1st Street.


There are many access points with local parking, as well as a a few parking lots.  However, as one goes south, there are fewer public parking spots.

Along this coast are good availability of restaurants, hotels, golf courses and shopping.   See our Jacksonville page for more information about the Jacksonville area.

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Surfer enjoying the waves at Jacksonville Beach image
Surfer enjoying
the waves

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Surfers giving it a go at Jacksonville Beach image

Surfers giving it a go