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Cool off in, on or around the water in the perfect summer destination
JACKSONVILLE, FL May 3, 2021— With more than 1,100 miles of navigable water, a summer vacation in Jacksonville, Florida is an easy choice. Vacationers can beat the Florida heat by jumping into Jacksonville’s extensive waterways and ocean waves that span 22 miles of the Atlantic coastline, the St. Johns River and more than 40 miles of Intercoastal waterway. Home to the Largest Urban Park System in the nation, Jacksonville also has plenty of parks for visitors to picnic in, explore nature and enjoy waterfront access and activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking and more.
Explore miles of salt marsh and rivers winding through Northeast Florida. Visitors can rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board and set out on the ocean, river or one of the city’s many creeks.
Jacksonville’s waterways present visitors with a variety of experiences to get out of the water and feel rejuvenated.
Jacksonville has a close-knit surfing community, and the surf is one of the most underrated in the region. With wide-stretching beaches and soft sandy ocean floors, surfers of any skill level can catch a wave with plenty of space to ride and room to learn, making Jacksonville’s beaches the ideal spot to learn to surf on Florida’s east coast.
Jacksonville is the largest city by landmass in the US and boasts more shoreline than any other destination in Florida, and yet remains one of the best kept secrets for those looking to travel to the Sunshine State. Less touristy, more relaxed and more affordable, Jacksonville offers plenty of water adventures to escape the summer heat. Start planning your waterfront Summer vacation in Jacksonville, Florida today at www.visitjacksonville.com.
About Visit Jacksonville
Visit Jacksonville is a Destination Marketing Organization accredited by Destinations International and contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) since 1996 to champion the growth of leisure and business tourism in Jacksonville.
For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to www.VisitJacksonville.com.