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Jacksonville BeachUnited States of America

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

Marshy

Isle of Palms

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

While Isle of Palms might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Adventure Landing and Jacksonville Beach Golf Club.

Isle of Palms

Top Hotels in Jacksonville Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront
3 out of 5
1515 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL
The price is $125 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7

Nestled on the beach, this Jacksonville Beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of J. Johnson Gallery and Jacksonville Beach Pier. Gonzales Park and Oceanfront Park ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (946 reviews)

"Very clean and presentable! Excellent customer service! The Tiki bar offered great food and drink specials. Best feature of the hotel is the pool! Overall we enjoyed our stay! Will come back again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront
Best Western Oceanfront
Best Western Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
305 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL
The price is $117 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Located in Jacksonville Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Jacksonville Beach Pier and Oceanfront Park. Adventure ...

4.2/5Excellent! (965 reviews)

"Property was clean and we felt very safe with the precautions taken by the hotel for face mask requirements and social distancing."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

Best Western Oceanfront
Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront
Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront
3 out of 5
11 1st Street North, Jacksonville Beach, FL
The price is $170 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12

Located in Jacksonville Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 2 mi (3 km) of Jacksonville Beach Pier and Adventure Landing. Mayo Clinic ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (790 reviews)

"The staff, specifically Maria , made sure everything for my reunion was perfect! Thank you"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront

Vacation Rentals in Jacksonville Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Jacksonville Beach Retreat 2A
Jacksonville Beach Retreat 2A
Jacksonville Beach, FL
The price is $138 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

Situated by the ocean, this romantic apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Oceanfront Park and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Jacksonville Beach Pier. South Beach ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great experience

"Good location Nice property."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Jacksonville Beach Retreat 2A
Luxury Beach House With Private Heated Pool and Game Room
Luxury Beach House With Private Heated Pool and Game Room
Jacksonville Beach, FL

This family-friendly Jacksonville Beach vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of South Beach Park and Sunshine Playground, Cradle Creek Preserve, and Oceanfront ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Beautiful Home!

"We could not have asked for more. Relaxing in very peaceful surroundings in a home that has all the functionality you need and more. The pool, games room and proximity to the beach are added bonuses. We thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend!! THANK YOU."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Luxury Beach House With Private Heated Pool and Game Room
Charming Beach - Breathtaking Views, Luxurious Relaxing, Beach Front Condo
Charming Beach - Breathtaking Views, Luxurious Relaxing, Beach Front Condo
Jacksonville Beach, FL
The price is $159 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Nestled on the beach, this Jacksonville Beach condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oceanfront Park and Jacksonville Beach Pier. Beaches Museum & History Park ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (129 reviews)
We loved it and highly recommend

"We love this place it is really clean and well kept and it has a beautiful view would recomend staying here at anytime"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Charming Beach - Breathtaking Views, Luxurious Relaxing, Beach Front Condo

Popular places to visit in Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach Pier
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Jacksonville Beach Pier

4.5/5(264 reviews)

Stroll along this charming fishing pier that extends into the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings in your pursuit of a big catch.

Adventure Landing
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Adventure Landing

4/5(64 reviews)

This amusement park east of Jacksonville is a fun daytrip for the whole family with thrilling rides, exciting attractions for kids and a shipwreck-themed waterpark.

Mayo Clinic Florida
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Mayo Clinic Florida

4.5/5(433 reviews)

If Mayo Clinic Florida is what brings you to town, hopefully you'll have a chance to explore more of Jacksonville. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or seek out the golf courses.

Jacksonville Naval Air Station
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Jacksonville Naval Air Station

4/5(300 reviews)

After visiting Jacksonville Naval Air Station, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Westside. Experience the great live music or attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

TPC Sawgrass
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TPC Sawgrass

4.5/5(293 reviews)

Hit the links in Palm Valley at TPC Sawgrass, a popular golf course. Discover the area's acclaimed theater scene, or seek out its golf courses.

TIAA Bank Field
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TIAA Bank Field

4/5(386 reviews)

Capable of seating over 80,000 fans, this modern football stadium is the exciting home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, international soccer games and music events.

Top things to do in Jacksonville Beach

World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Admission
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World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Admission

$19
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Jacksonville Inshore Fishing
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Jacksonville Inshore Fishing

$158
Per adult
Playground Escape Room
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Playground Escape Room

$35
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Florida
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Florida

$10
Per adult
Prison Break Escape Room
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Prison Break Escape Room

$35
Per adult
Fishing Charters Jacksonville Beach
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Fishing Charters Jacksonville Beach

$500
Per adult

Reviews of Jacksonville Beach

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 56.022408963585434%
4 - Good
131
4 - Good 36.69467787114846%
3 - Okay
23
3 - Okay 6.442577030812325%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.8403361344537815%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

Will definitely be back. We didnt stay long enough!!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

Things seemed really spread out. Not my favorite beach but nice.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 24, 2020

Beach was clean and beautiful.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 23, 2020

If don't like a lot hot and humidity this place match better than Miami. Weather here soft and stabil

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 9, 2020

Trying to post pictures of the room but it’s not working. Jacksonville beach is nice!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 4, 2020

except for being on the cusp of Spring Break, very family friendly

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