3. Mayport (Beach) Naval Air Station
This naval base boasts the third largest surface fleet concentration area in the U.S., with a protected harbor that accommodates a vast number of vessels and aircraft year round. The base alone offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop but its white-sand beach just north of Hanna Park is the main attraction for your dog.
Leashed pups are permitted daily until dusk, just so long as they—and their handlers—don’t stray south of the area around the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society building.
4. Neptune Beach
Neptune Beach is a quaint coastal paradise offering one of the more pristine beaches in all of Jacksonville. The pedestrian-friendly community makes dog walking a breeze, but dogs must remain on leashes at all times and are prohibited on the beach between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s also a great spot for cycling, surfing and catching sunrises and sunsets at the dog-friendly Sliders Seafood Grille or Lillie’s Coffee Bar.
Jacksonville truly is one of the best places in all of Florida to own a dog by the beach. Just remember, wherever you take your dog in Jacksonville, it must have a current rabies license and a city pet tag if you and your pet are residents of the city.
From being active in the largest urban park system to exploring our waterways, to the world-class arts and amazing dining, there are limitless ways to have fun when you’re in Jacksonville! Click here to learn more about what Jacksonville has to offer.