Jacksonville Beach is one of a trio of beaches known collectively as the “Jax Beaches”. The other two coastal communities that comprise the trio are Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach. The three beaches are nestle on an unnamed barrier island along 20 miles of coastline between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
Jacksonville Beach is the largest of the three beaches but surprisingly is the least crowded most of the year. It is known for its wide beaches and the nearly quarter mile long Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier. The 20 foot wide deck offers anglers access to deep-water species of fish as well as bait shop, several fish cleaning stations and restrooms. Even if fishing is not an interest, the wheel-chair accessible pier offers concessions and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Jacksonville Beach is also known for its special events. Spring and Summer are festival and concert season in this cityby the sea. The nearly weekly events draw in fans of blues, jazz and classical music as well as movie buffs. The festivals also offer arts, crafts, children activities and family fun located in a beautiful beach setting.
Besides the beautiful beach and lively festivals, there is a variety of other activities such as Adventure Land, Pablo Historical Park & Beaches Historical Museum, Players By The Sea Theater, and the Jacksonville Beach Golf club. Of course you will also find a variety of restaurants and shopping with beautiful views and unique souvenirs.
If you are looking for a day at the beach or perhaps in the mood for some jax music or festival atmosphere , take a trip over to Jacksonville Beach and discover what the friendly coastal community has to offer.