• Relax, bike, swim, and find your paradise just minutes from downtown. Find out more about the beach communities in Jax.
    22 miles of Beaches

    White sand beaches are waiting for you.

    Relax, bike, swim, and find your paradise just minutes from downtown. Find out more about the beach communities in Jax. Learn More

  • Jacksonville has great hotel deals available! Start planning your beach vacation.
    Family-Friendly Beaches

    Find beachside accommodations.

    Jacksonville has great hotel deals available! Start planning your beach vacation. Learn More

  • Take a stand-up paddleboard or surf lesson at Jacksonville's beaches.
    Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    Jump right in, the water's warm!

    Take a stand-up paddleboard or surf lesson at Jacksonville's beaches. Learn More

  • Escape from the everyday and rekindle your romance with a trip to Jacksonville's beautiful beaches.
    Romantic Beach Vacations

    Get away from it all, just the two of you!

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Jacksonville's Beaches

Sunbathe on our 22 miles of wide, uncrowded beaches.

Gorgeous white sand beaches await you just minutes from downtown Jacksonville. With plenty of beachfront and walking-distance accommodations, the beaches are a quick and easy escape from the everyday.

Jacksonville's Beaches

Spend a day at the beach, paddleboard in the Atlantic, drop a line and go fishing at the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, take a guided eco-kayak tour with Adventure Kayak Florida, or enjoy a surfing lesson with Jax Surf & Paddle. Grab your mask, fins and pick up a tank while you're here! North Florida offer more reefs, more marine life and less people when compared to South Florida. One of the largest artificial reefs in the World is off our coast between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. What can you find below the surface in Jax, click here to find out.

Top 3 Beaches In Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville boasts three main beach areas:

1. Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach offers fun off and on the beach. Enjoy the postcard views of our famous fishing pier. Other favorite local spots include Adventure Landing and the Beaches Museum & History Park. Adventure Landing definitely lives up to its name. This spot features an arcade, laser tag, go-karts, batting cages, two miniature golf courses, a waterpark, and even a roller coaster. After the kids have their fill of fun, a good mellow family activity in the area is a trip to the free Beaches Museum. Here visitors can find out the stories behind Jacksonville's beach communities.  

2. Neptune Beach

Neptune Beach is a great place to spend the day on the beach and is a favorites spot for many surfers. Spend your day in the sun and your evening exploring the local shops and restaurants. Neptune Beach's local retailers bring a homespun charm to this part of Jacksonville. Independent bookstores provide something to dig into on your beach towel. Cigar and wine bars offer a distinct way to unwind. Culture lovers will also find live music venues and art galleries to discover. 

3. Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach celebrates and protects our local wildlife habitats. Parks, like Sunset Pier and Howell, and preserves, such as Tide Views and Dutton Island, are great ways to interact with these beloved natural surroundings during your visit. 

Don't miss the historic fishing village of Mayport to the north for fresh seafood too!  During the Summer months jump aboard Jax Beach's convenient Beaches Trolley to explore all the beach neighborhoods and attractions for just $1.50 fare.

Where to Surf

Locals say the best spot to hit the waves are "The Poles" located just inside Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Learn more about the beachside neighborhoods.



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