Is fishing permitted on the beach?
Yes, many visitors enjoy fishing on Jacksonville Beach Pier. There is no license required and the pier is wheelchair accessible. Learn more about all of the amazing fishing options throughout Jacksonville.
When is it common to see sea turtles on the beach?
Visitors are likely to see sea turtles during nesting season, which runs from early May through late October. If you are lucky enough to see sea turtles or nests on the beach, keep your distance and do not disturb them. You can find more information and tips on helping sea turtles thrive here.
Are dogs allowed on the beach?
You can bring your best friend with you on your beach trip! Here's a guide to the top dog-friendly beaches.
Jacksonville Beach: Dogs are allowed on the beach at any hour from October 1st through March 31st. From April 1st through September 30th, however, dogs are not permitted on the beach during peak hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Remember, dogs must be leashed at all times.
Atlantic and Neptune Beaches: Dogs are allowed on the beach at any time as long as they are on a leash.
Are there campgrounds near the beach?
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park offers 300 RV, tent, and rustic cabin sites with access to the beach. The park also boasts 15 miles of bike trails, a freshwater lake, a playground, sports facilities, kayak and bike rentals, and more! It’s a great choice for an outdoor family getaway.
Start planning your beach vacation in Jacksonville. Read more about all the things to do in Jacksonville and see if there are any big events or festivals happening while you’re here.