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Jacksonville has 22 miles of wide, relaxing, white-sandy beaches that offer visitors majestic sunrises and star-filled nights. Visitors will find plenty to do, with diverse water activities, restaurants, nightlife hotspots, souvenir shops and oceanfront hotels blending into the scene without crowding views of the shorelines
This is your guide on where to stay, eat, shop and play at the Jacksonville Beaches.
Stay: Whether you are looking to pamper yourself at One Ocean Resort and Spa, find a unique boutique hotel like the Palms Retro, to experience the romance of Casa Marina, be right in the heart of the Beaches Town Center at Seahorse Oceanfront Inn, or just enjoy the beaches while staying with familiar names like the Courtyard Oceanfront Inn, Four Points by Sheraton, and Holiday Inn Express – Jacksonville Beach will have the perfect spot for you to call home while you are getting a taste of the “salt life.”
Eat: Enjoy a wide variety of casual and upscale dining options in a beautiful beach setting. Those looking for fine dining will be delighted with options like Marker 32, Azurea at One Ocean and Ocean 60. Southern charm is abundant at Maple Street Biscuit Company, while Hoptinger Bier Garden and Sausage House offers a more European vibe. Jax Beach favorites like The Pier Cantina and Sandbar and Taco Lu are serving up delicious Mexican food with their own coastal twist. You can enjoy the hand-made burgers at M Shack, or grab a pint of beer made in-house to pair with the delicious fare at Ruby Beach Brewing or Ragtime Tavern. And of course there are plenty of seafood options, and you won’t find a more authentic Jacksonville Beach spot than the Salt Life Food Shack.
Shop: The Beaches Town Center is a quaint and relaxed shopping and dining hub with a mixed crowd of young and young at heart. At the Beaches, stroll through one-of-a-kind shops, beachy stores, art galleries and delicious dining options that you can find only in Jacksonville! #OnlyInJax Tip: Bring home some of the chocolate-covered popcorn from Peterbrooke Chocolatier, a Jacksonville-original sweet shop.
Drink: From an exciting night on the town to sipping a frosty beverage in the warm sun while relaxing by the waves, Jacksonville Beach is the perfect place to grab a drink. You can hop on the Jax Ale Trail and visit the homegrown Jacksonville Beach breweries Green Room, Engine 15 and Ruby Beach Brewingfor a delicious brew you won’t find anywhere else. Or visit the historic Pete’s Bar, the oldest bar in Jacksonville. For great cocktails and oceanfront views visit the locals’ favorite, Lemon Bar or enjoy the rooftop views at Casa Marina Penthouse Lounge.
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