Surfing Getaway Itinerary
22 miles of beaches. Yep. That’s all we have to say to get you to pack your bags and head to our city to explore the endless miles of coastline and barrier islands that make Jacksonville the most fun and active watersports destinations in Florida.
Whether you are a grom just getting your board wet, or a pro looking to master your moves, Jacksonville’s beaches offer prime surf all year long. The winter months bring the biggest surf, and summers are ideal for beginners to test out their skills. Jacksonville’s beach break with its soft, sandy bottom, allows for tough tumbles to be taken without risk of bumping into a reef. So, bring the boards and the flops, we’ll bring the good vibes!
What to Do:
- To ride the best waves in the city head to Hanna Park in Atlantic Beach. This city park offers the most consistent break in all out coast.
- Other great spots are Huguenot Park and the Pier in Jacksonville Beach.
- If you’re looking to learn check out our blog on “Learning to Surf”
Where to Stay:
There are lots of great hotels around the beaches, click here.
Where to Eat:
Keep it super local and check out Angie’s Subs, Taco Lu, Salt Life, Flying Iguana, Southern Grounds, Cruisers Grill, V Pizza, Sun Deli, Vitality Bowls, Delicomb, Homespun Kitchen just to name a few!
Where to Party:
Jacksonville’s beaches have a very relaxed vibe and there are plenty of fun places to unwind after a day in the water. Jax Beach is home to Surfer the Bar (the only location in the mainland US). Check out the craft breweries of the Jax Ale Trail including Green Room Brewing Company and Southern Swells and enjoy a fruity cocktail right on the beach at The Lemon Bar.
With a strong surfing culture and a wide range of paddling experiences Jacksonville has some of the best water sports action in Florida.
Jacksonville’s Surf History
Jacksonville's Beaches are focused around our surfing community and they are home to some of the greatest surfers in the world.