Jacksonville Beach

Relax on sandy beaches, go surfing, see a play and ride roller coasters in this seaside city on the coast of Florida.

Jacksonville Beach is an eastern Florida city along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The area is famous for its long stretches of pristine beaches with fishing piers and water activities. It is a popular hub for surfers and fishing enthusiasts. Away from the coast, enjoy many cultural and fun activities, such as theater performances and an amusement park.

Relax on the warm sands of the main beach, which shares its name with the city. Feel the soft powder between your toes as you stroll along the picturesque coastline. Collect shells and make sand castles. Take advantage of the breaking waves to practice your surfing technique or bring a fishing rod and join anglers fishing on the pier.

Spend an evening at the Players by the Sea Theater to see modern theatrical performances. The establishment has a focus on alternative and up-and-coming acts in order to showcase young talent.

Take the kids on the Wacky Worm Roller Coaster in Adventure Landing. Let younger children ride the Frog Hopper. Participate in miniature golf courses surrounded by gardens, a laser tag arena and a 3-D virtual reality simulator. Kids can design their own stuffed animal at the teddy factory and pick out their favorite sweets at the candy store. Relish the thrills of Shipwreck Island Waterpark on the slippery slides, typhoon section and wave pool. Pay for individual attractions within the amusement park or buy discount coupons from the official Adventure Landing website.

Jacksonville Beach is located on Florida’s Atlantic Ocean coast. It is a 17-mile (27-kilometer) drive east of the neighboring city of Jacksonville. While here, visit Amelia Island just 30 miles (48 kilometers) north. There are small airports in the area, such as Deep Forest Airport and Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport. The nearest international transportation hub is the Jacksonville International Airport, 28 miles (44 kilometers) northwest of Jacksonville Beach.

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