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Jacksonville Beach, Fl - Love that Beach

Updated on June 16, 2019
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All types of animals, birds & insecs are very interesting. Many are under attack, but many people like to learn everything about nature.

Jacksonville Beach Pier

My Photo:  Sunday Morn 8 AM _not crowded yet
My Photo: Sunday Morn 8 AM _not crowded yet

All About Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL is the largest city in FL in area with a population of approximately 1,300,000. It is called the River City by many because of the Intracoastal Waterway, which is 3000 miles long running most of the length of the east coast of the U.S.

Jacksonville also has the St. John's River, which is significant for commercial and recreational use. Needless to say with all this water, many people own boats from the small dingy, to gorgeous sail boats and there are some yachts as well.

Jacksonville is known as a military town also as there is the Mayport Naval Air Station that is home to 55 tenant commands and houses cruisers, destroyers and guided-missile frigates; plus we are hoping to get a nuclear carrier in the coming years. We have NAS, which is a Naval Air Station and there are many, many military retirees living in Jacksonville.

I wanted to give you a quick overview of the city, but the beaches are what I want to show you today.

Panoramic View of Jacksonville

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Pamela99 Photo

Sunrise at the Beach

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Pamela99 Photo


You will also find miles of white sandy beach usually with a crowd of people. There are small residential cities along the ocean that offer numerous types of small businesses, oceanfront hotels and great dining, along with many fast food establishments.

Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach are the 3 small towns starting east of the Intracoastal Waterway and continue to the Atlantic Ocean. Jacksonville Beach is really the main beach resort area and a nice place for a beach vacation.

There are numerous activities at the beach all the time.

In November, there is also the Right Whale Festival which celebrates the annual return to the whale’s only calving area in the Southeast U.S. There are only 350 whales remaining so there is much local effort to lessen the human impact on the right whales.

Scenic Jax Beach in Jacksonville - The Seawalk Pavillion

Jacksonville, Beach City Hall Information

3rd St N, Jacksonville Bch, FL 32250:
3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, USA

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Spring and summer are festival and concert seasons in this city by the sea. Fans of the blues, jazz, classical music, and movies are just a few of the many who are drawn to the nearly weekly events in Jacksonville Beach offering family entertainment.

There are races for things like cancer awareness and other worthy charities, volleyball tournaments and there is a Buddy walk for the Down Syndromes Association.

Of course, being on the ocean there is a surfing contest in November while the waves are high.

Peter White Good Day


source Flickr
source Flickr

Parade Beach Opening

source my photo
source my photo

Special Events in Jacksonville

Some other things to do are golfing at an eighteen-hole municipal golf course, attend craft shows, and attend the opening beach parade, which had been happening for the past 60 years, is in the spring in April.

There is also the Jazz Festival and the Blues Festival for music lovers annually. There is a Home and Patio Show, plus a wonderful Women's Show at the Coliseum each October. There are numerous plays at Players by the Sea and the Allhambra Dinner Theater. Most weekends have at least one concert as well. There are numerous arts and craft shows to enjoy.

Pirate Ship in Beach Parade

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Pamela99 Photo

Jogging on the Beach

My photo:  Yesterday 8 AM Many jog on the beach.
My photo: Yesterday 8 AM Many jog on the beach.

Ocean View

My photo Early Morning Beach
My photo Early Morning Beach

Flying Kite at the Beach

My photo
My photo

Walking Dogs on beach

Walking dogs (in the distance) permissible as long as you bring your little baggie to clean up after them.
Walking dogs (in the distance) permissible as long as you bring your little baggie to clean up after them.

People Just Enjoying Beach

People love to walk on the beach and look for shells and sharks teeth, plus it's good exercise.
People love to walk on the beach and look for shells and sharks teeth, plus it's good exercise.

Sawgrass Village

I certainly can't leave out the fact that if you head down the road south a couple of miles into Ponte Vedra, you will find the TPC Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa, with the golf course considered to be in the top ten in the world.  It is certainly beautiful.

Sawgrass Village

source Sawgrass Village Resort
source Sawgrass Village Resort

In Conclusion

People who live at the beach tend to be laid back and friendly. When you arrive at the beach later in the day it will be crowded with families and young people. If the waves are up you will see some surfers, usually around the pier. There is plenty of parking also.

The City of Jacksonville Beach will notify people of emergency evacuation plans through the First Call Emergency Notification system. We are all aware that hurricanes are a possibility when you live on the ocean, and they have a very good notification system in Jacksonville.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


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