Favorite thing: Beaches offer everything to almost every age. Wake up on the beaches, while enjoying an early brunch at any one of the diners, after spending the day out tanning and getting burnt get some relief, while eating at the beach side resturants. Enjoy the food, as the sun starts to go down the music starts. Take you pick of music/bars/clubs while you are in the area.
The beaches of Jacksonville are some of the most beautiful in all of Florida. Atlantic Beach is my favorite of the residential/tourist beaches, and Big Talbot Island is my favorite "natural" beach.
Jacksonville's beaches are generally very wide, with soft, white powder sand above the high tide line and damp, packed sand below the high tide line. The damp, packed sand is great for bicycling! Calm tidal pools and small pockets of shells commonly form along the shoreline. Be sure to check out my descriptions of Jacksonville's diverse beaches in both the "Must See Activities" and "Off the Beaten Path" tips.
Jacksonville's beaches include (from north to south): Big Talbot Island, Little Talbot Island, Huguenot Park, Hanna Park, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Mickler's Landing and Guana River State Park. In addition, the sandy shores of Amelia Island, just north of Jacksonville, are also generally considered part of Jacksonville's beaches. For a map of Jacksonville's beaches, including Amelia Island, see my travelougue section.
Check out the beaches areas, i personally think that Neptune beach is the better of the 3 beaches in the area, Atlantic and Jacksonville beach being the others. All are white sand with a blue ocean, and during the week you will often find that your the only person enjoying them.
Fondest memory: Walking down atlantic beach with my grilfriend for a couple of miles during a tropical storm, the rain was beating down but was lovley and warm. We had the beach to our selves for hours. A truly unforgettable day.
Jacksonville BEACH. Its the greatest. From my understanding Jax Beach doesn't have a pier for now, but wait till the City of jacksonville has a NEW PIER DONE.
Fondest memory: My husband and I got married there at Jax Beach.
'IN THE EYES OF GOD'.
Then we legally got married in Roanoke. WHO HUM