Jacksonville Beach, FL

Travel Guide
Jacksonville Beach which includes a sandy beach as well as a large group of people

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.

Where to stay in Jacksonville Beach

Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront
Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront
3 out of 5
1617 1st Street N, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
The price is $203 per night from May 26 to May 27
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Jacksonville Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"Loved having a balcony on the ocean and easy access to the beach."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront
Margaritaville Jacksonville Beach
Margaritaville Jacksonville Beach
2.5 out of 5
715 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
The price is $239 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this beach hotel in Jacksonville Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (740 reviews)
"Perfect location easy access to the beach. The staff were warm and friendly and the rooms were big and homey."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Margaritaville Jacksonville Beach
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront
3 out of 5
1515 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
The price is $212 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Jacksonville Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (971 reviews)
"Love this place… property is nice, breakfast is free and great. Stayed in the king suite which was perfect for our family of four. Waterfall pool, tiki bar, and side hoop for basketball in pool were all bonuses. Oh and right on the beach!!!!"

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
White Bay  with a ocean view
White Bay with a ocean view
Jacksonville Beach, FL
The price is $165 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Jacksonville Beach. Enjoy a water park, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Mayport Naval Station and Jacksonville ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Sweet Little Condo
"Perfect location just a block off the beach. Condo was spotless and had everything we needed. We stayed in #4 which had a great little balcony with an ocean view."

Reviewed on May 1, 2022

White Bay with a ocean view
The Beach Villages - Villa Four
The Beach Villages - Villa Four
3.5 out of 5
629 2nd St South, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Jacksonville Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Jacksonville Beach Pier ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Great locations and perfect little getaway."

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

The Beach Villages - Villa Four
A Wave From it All Oceanview – 2nd Level Patio Pet Friendly
A Wave From it All Oceanview – 2nd Level Patio Pet Friendly
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Stay at this condo in Jacksonville Beach. Enjoy a beach locale, a water park, and WiFi. Popular attractions Jacksonville Beach Pier and TPC Sawgrass are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (8 reviews)
Great location- quiet-easy access
"We really enjoyed our stay at Jax Beach. The location is quiet (outside of some renovations next door during weekdays but glad to see the updates) it is easy to get to food, fuel, grocery store and highway. Inside the condo was a great set up for families. Large TV’s in each room, easy access laundry, ..."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

A Wave From it All Oceanview – 2nd Level Patio Pet Friendly
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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