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Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach has 4.1 miles of wide, white sandy beach in central Duval County on a barrier island. You’ll find surfers, fishermen, sun bathers, bike beach cruisers, and people just enjoying this revitalized ocean front town.

Jacksonville Beach North

Looking north on Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach is both a town and one of the most popular beaches in the Jacksonville Area. The beach is the center of activity.

Directions:  Go East on Beach Boulevard (US Route 90) and it will dead end into Jacksonville Beach.

Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier

If you enjoy fishing, you can take up to 3 fishing rods onto the pier and they’ll allow you to fish all day long for $4.00.  If you just want to walk out on the pier which jets out into the Atlantic Ocean, the charge is $1.00 for spectators (even to take great photos like this one featured.)

Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier
503 N 1st Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone:  904-241-1515
Hours:  6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Jacksonville Beach Surfing

Surfing on Jacksonville Beach

Lifeguard Stations

The American Red Cross Volunteer Life Savings Corps started in 1912 in Jacksonville Beach.  The trained volunteers are taught lifesaving skills to protect the beach and people.  There’s 120 active life guards that work the beaches in Jacksonville up and down the coast.

Jacksonville Beach Hotels and Condos

On the north side of Jacksonville Beach you’ll find hotels, condos and homes along the stretch of beach and A1A.  You’ll find resort type atmospheres in many of the Jacksonville Beach hotels with spa service, pools, restaurants, and bars on site.  The hotel room rates in Jacksonville Beach with oceanfront views range from $99 - $189 a night (Best Western Oceanfront, Jacksonville Beach) to $150 - $399 a night (Courtyard by Marriott).

There are less expensive motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts with nightly room rates in the $80 to $99 which give you quick access to the beach, boardwalk, and fishing pier.

Jacksonville Beach Homes

You’ll find a revitalized neighborhood along the streets of Jacksonville Beach.  Many homes have undergone major renovations and are stunning beach homes with quick access to the beach.  The multi story homes have great ocean views looking out onto Jacksonville Beach’s beautiful white sandy coastline.

Boardwalk on Jacksonville Beach

The mile long boardwalk along Jacksonville Beach’s oceanfront has great restaurants and shops.  The city maintains public restrooms and outdoor showers along the boardwalk. The Sea Walk Pavilion is a stage and amphitheater next to Jacksonville Beach’s boardwalk. 

You’ll find year round festivals, concerts, and other events at the boardwalk and Sea Walk pavilion. 


Jacksonville Beach South

Looking south on Jacksonville Beach FL

Jacksonville Beach Pier

The Pier on Jacksonville Beach

Events at Jax Beach

The town is bustling with year round activity with free festival and concerts that kick off in the Spring.  There’s live music at the lounges, bars, and restaurants along with outdoor events. 

Here’s a sampling of Jacksonville Beach’s festivities:

  • March - Great Atlantic Seafood and Music Festival (Florida, Louisiana, and Key West seafood fare)
  • April - George’s Musical Annual Springing the Blues Festival (Florida’s largest free outdoors blues festival)
  • May (mother’s day) - Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
  • July - 4th of July Liberty Fest (fireworks at the beach)
  • Summer - Moonlight Movies Film Series (Friday nights at 9pm)

Jacksonville Beach Restaurants

Along with a revitalized beach town comes great restaurants.  Some of our favorites for their food and atmosphere are Joe’s Crab Shack (seafood) and Campeche Bay Cantina (mexican).  Jacksonville Beach offers restaurants of all kinds - Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, Steaks, Barbecue, and awesome ice cream shops!