See & Do at the Beaches

​Get to Know Jacksonville's Different Beaches

There are four separate beach areas, each with its own unique characteristics:

Jacksonville Beach

Get a tan, catch a wave on a boogie board, or have a picnic on the beach. At night, grab a blanket and head to the Sea Walk Pavilion on Jacksonville Beach for movies and music. Spring and Summer events include music festivals, the Moonlight Movies Series and Summer Jazz concert series. Cap off the day with a pint from one of Jax Beach's local breweries or a beachy cocktail from any number of amazing craft cocktail bars in the area. Nightlife is also hot in Jacksonville Beach, with oceanfront clubs and intimate pubs.

Beach Buggy App provides FREE rides and recommendations to visitors of the beaches community.

Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach

North of Jax Beach are the communities of Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach. The intersection of Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach is a hot spot called the Beaches Town Center. It's a perfect spot where you can enjoy casual and upscale dining, diverse shopping options, and a very happening nightlife scene.


Farthest north, the quaint, historic village of Mayport is home to the ferry, seafood restaurants offering their freshest catch, fishing charters and the Marine Science Education Center. Dine on freshly-caught seafood, including the local specialty, Mayport shrimp. Then head over to Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park to enjoy the beach and explore what many consider to be Jacksonville's favorite biking and hiking trails. The park also offers camping and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding wilderness.