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Mayport is primarily known for the Mayport Naval Station - a major US Navy base on the St Johns River. But the Village of Mayport that sits on the St Johns River and is surrounded by the Navy Base is a quaint town with good fishing, a marina, and great seafood.

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Mayport Fishing Boats

Fishing boats in Mayport

Whenever the Inside Florida team visits Jacksonville we head out to Mayport for dinner at Singletons Seafood Shack. Yes it is a shack but inside is fresh perfectly prepared shrimp, grouper, oysters, crab, and many other seafood choices.

Singletons Seafood Shack
4728 Ocean St, Mayport FL 32233

Singletons is open for lunch and dinner - you should call ahead to confirm the hours.

Singletons Seafood Shack

Singletons Seafood Shack in Mayport, FL

As you drive through Mayport you see a fleet of fishing boats. And right at Singletons there are several fishing boats docked. Right next to Singletons is the St. Johns River Ferry, which runs from Mayport to Fort George Island.

Jacksonville Marina
The Jacksonville Marina (formerly the Mayport Marina) is in the heart of Mayport and offers dry storage. The marina is in a good location for quick access to the Ocean via the St Johns River.

Jacksonville Marina
4825 Ocean St, Mayport FL

Boat Ramp in Mayport
Right next to the Jacksonville Marina there is a public boat ramp with parking for your truck and trailer. The ramp is operated by the City of Jacksonville and is named the Michael B. Scanlan Boat Ramp.

Getting to Mayport
To drive to Mayport take McCormick Road east, it will change into Mt Pleasant Road, which will change into Wonderwood Drive. Wonderwood will take you to A1A / Ocean Street where you take a left (heading north) into Mayport.

Blackened Shrimp at Singletons

Blackened shrimp, collard greens, and hush puppies at Singletons Seafood, Mayport FL

St Johns River Ferry

The St Johns River Ferry, Mayport FL

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