• You'll never be far from the water in Jacksonville. Enjoy your favorite water sports and activities, or simply kick back and relax oceanside.
    Intracoastal Salt Marsh Waterways

    Fish, swim, or just relax by the ocean.

    You'll never be far from the water in Jacksonville. Enjoy your favorite water sports and activities, or simply kick back and relax oceanside.

  • Hit the beach in Jax with beachside accommodations. Check out our deals on hotels and lodging by the beach.
    22 Miles of Beaches

    It's always beach season in Jacksonville!

    Hit the beach in Jax with beachside accommodations. Check out our deals on hotels and lodging by the beach. Learn More

  • Sponge based corals in an array of colors, frog fish, turtles and more than 20 dive sites await you in Jax.
    Pictured: Joe Kistel, TISIRI

    Discover what's under the sea in Jax!

    Sponge based corals in an array of colors, frog fish, turtles and more than 20 dive sites await you in Jax. Learn More

In The Water Activities Section

  • Beaches

    Beaches

    Find your paradise at the beach in Jacksonville. Relax in the warm sand with a favorite book or work up an appetite by cruising over the waves on a stand up paddleboard. Learn more about beach activities and attractions.


  • Fishing

    Fishing

    Drop a line at one of Jacksonville’s premier fresh or saltwater fishing spots. Take a ride with a deep sea or backwater fishing expert or enjoy convenient fishing access from the many piers, jetties, and bridges throughout Jacksonville.


  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

    Ocean, river, and creek kayaking are the best ways to see Jacksonville and its abundant wildlife. Choose from a variety of kayak tours, including romantic moonlight trips, urban excursions, or guided eco-tours of Jax's waterways.


  • Paddleboarding

    Paddleboarding

    You may see locals out on our waterways partaking in Stand Up Paddleboarding (or SUP for short), we want you to try your hand at this fun sport too! There’s no better way to get in your daily workout than on the water taking in the beauty of Jacksonville’s waterways.


  • Surfing

    Surfing

    Surf's up! Jacksonville is the perfect place to try surfing. Take a lesson on a long board or watch the locals catch waves at Jacksonville Beach Pier or slide across the break on skim boards in Atlantic Beach.


  • Cruising out of Jacksonville

    Cruising out of Jacksonville

    Cruise out of Jacksonville aboard the Carnival Fascination on a four or five day cruise to the Bahamas and Key West.




Water Activities and Beaches

If you love being near the water, you will love Jacksonville.

Jacksonville is a natural water wonderland. From the majestic St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean, to the Intracoastal Waterway, marshes, and lakes—there is a way for everyone to enjoy the water in Jacksonville.

Spend a day at the beach, paddleboard in the Atlantic, drop a line and go fishing at the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, take a guided eco-kayak tour, or enjoy a surfing lesson. Grab your mask, fins and pick up a tank while you're here! North Florida offer more reefs, more marine lfe and less people when compared to South Florida. One of the largest artificial reefs in the World is off our coast between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. What can you find below the surface in Jax, click here to find out.

Wind down the day with a romantic dinner for two overlooking the ocean or Intracoastal.



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