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Hanna Park

Hanna Park in Jacksonville Florida is enormous and has beaches, a fresh water lake, a water playground with fountains, kayaking, fishing, and campsites. This 450 acre park is 17 miles east of Jacksonville and is also known for excellent surfing.

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Hanna Park Beach

The beach at Hanna Park, Jacksonville FL

Hanna is operated by the City of Jacksonville. Admission is $1 per person between 8 am and 10 am and $3 per car after 10 am. 

To get to Hanna Park: Go East on Wonderwood Drive and it dead ends right into the park entrance.

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
500 Wonderwood Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32233
(904) 249-4700

The Beach in Hanna Park

The beach in Hanna Park is one of the parks biggest attractions. It’s a wide white sand beach with that has a shallow swimming area with a gradual slope. If you venture out a little you can play, body surf or swim in nice waves. There are life guards on duty. You will find some shells on the beach and an occasional shark tooth. 

North of the beach is the inlet of the St Johns River and Mayport Naval station where you may see a variety of commercial and Navy ships entering and leaving.

The walk from the parking lot is fairly short. As you enter and leave the Beach at Hanna Park you will pass sand dunes that are protected - stay on the path and off the sand dunes.


Water Park at Hanna Park

The kids water park in Hanna Park, Jacksonville FL

Surfing Poles in Jacksonville
On the north side of Hanna Park is one of the prime surf spots in Jacksonville. The name Poles comes from a line of wooden poles that delineates the border between Hanna Park and Mayport Naval Station to the North.

The best time for bigger waves is during a North Swell - in lighter conditions this a good spot for beginners and as the weather picks up more experienced surfers will get a good ride.  Low tide typically yields the best waves and the bottom is sandy.

Hanna Park Lake

The lake in Hanna Park is 60 acres. You can rent a kayak or paddle boats or bring your own. There is plenty of room to fish around the perimeter of the lake.

Water Park, Picnic Tables and Play Ground
Right on the lake at Hanna Park is a small water park with a submarine play structure and fountains that squirt cool water for children to plan on and run around. Right next to the water park is a area with many picnic tables and barbecues shaded by tall trees. There is also a playground with climbing structures and slides.

Hanna Park Kayaking

Kayaking at Hanna Park, Jacksonville FL

Boat Rentals Hanna Park

Boat rentals at Hanna Park, Jacksonville FL

Camping in Hanna Park

Inside Hanna Park there are almost 300 campsites. The campground is heavily wooded, which provide great shade and privacy between campsites. Every campsite has electricity, water, and sewer hookups for RVs. At Hanna Park you can camp with a tent or RV and you can also rent a Cabin.

There is a convenience store at the entrance to the Hanna Park Campground that carries food and other necessities.

Facilities at Hanna Park Camp Ground

  • Laundry
  • Restrooms
  • Showers

There is 24 hour security at the camp ground.


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