10 Best Beach Facts

Explore the unique coastal shores in Jacksonville.

1. Duval County includes three beaches: Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach.

2. Jacksonville is home to 22 miles of beaches.

3. Separated from the city of Jacksonville by the Intracoastal Waterway, Jacksonville’s beaches are located on San Pablo Island.

4. Neptune Beach seceded from Jacksonville Beach in 1931 and was named after a train station called “Neptune.”

5. The quarter-mile long Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier is a popular fishing and pedestrian location.

6. Along Jacksonville’s shores, beachcombers often have luck when scavenging for sharks’ teeth.

7. Area surfers enjoy the waves at the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier and Mayport Poles.

8. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park provides a seaside wooded area to the Mayport area for camping, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and swimming.

9. Neptune Beach is home to Pete’s, the oldest bar in Duval County. Each Thanksgiving, thousands of locals gather at Pete’s to celebrate.

10. Thousands of weathered trees stand above the marsh of Cradle Creek Preserve in Jacksonville Beach.