Visit the Jacksonville Beach Pier this weekend and stroll along its 1,300 foot length. The Pier features a 20-foot wide wooden deck launching nearly a quarter mile into the Atlantic Ocean. As you walk along, you will enjoy the incredible views of Jacksonville Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. While visiting the Jacksonville Beach Pier this weekend, you can listen to Charlie Walker’s soulful ballads. Blending elements of blues, soul, organic simplicity, and a heart felt connection with his audience, Charlie Walker’s energy/charisma will undoubtedly touch you. Fun for the whole family can be had during Jacksonville Beach clean up day on July 20th. Meet at the Northside Jax Beach Pier starting at 5:00 p.m. to participate in this important event and help keep Jacksonville Beach clean and beautiful. For traveling around Jacksonville Beach, try the beaches trolley system, which allows visitors to explore all beach neighborhoods and attractions. Don’t forget that the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament continues this weekend at the Jim King Park and Boat Ramp on the Intracoastal. This is the largest kingfish tournament in the country. In addition to the two-day general tournament, this spectacular event also includes a Junior Angler Tournament presented by Carolina Skiff, food festival, live entertainment, and much, much more.Read more
This weekend’s weather at Jacksonville Beach should be beautiful, which means it’s perfect for all beach activities from surfing to bike riding to sun bathing. This will be a special weekend for surf lovers at Jacksonville Beach. The Florida Surfing Association will hold its 4th Annual Super Grom Surf Fest Series on July 14 at Jacksonville Beach. The surf should be perfect for the event. It is free and open to participants aged 10 years and under and includes a lunch, t-shirt, medal and goody bag. This is a great opportunity to learn to surf with the best surfers at the Beaches, while building confidence and self-esteem. Fishermen are also in for a spectacular weekend. The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament will begin this weekend at the Jim King Park and Boat Ramp on the Intracoastal Water. This is the largest kingfish tournament in the country. In addition to the two-day general tournament, this spectacular event also includes a Junior Angler Tournament presented by Carolina Skiff, Food Festival, live entertainment, and much, much more.Read more
Are you ready for the fast-paced action of beach volleyball? The First Coast Beach Doubles Volleyball Tournament begins on Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, June 24 at Jacksonville Beach. On Saturday, men and women will be competing and the action is sure to be intense. Sunday is Juniors beach volleyball, where all of the excitement and competitiveness of the young players will be on display. Games will be played at the Jacksonville Beach Volleyball courts located just south of the Jacksonville Beach Pier at 3rd Avenue North. Either watch this fast-paced action with an occasional cool-down in the warm waters of Jacksonville Beach or join in the fun and play. Looking for a cooler way to satisfy your adventurous side?
Take a trip to Adventure Landing Amusement Park at Jacksonville Beach where you can play in the water at Shipwreck Island Waterpark. Take a daring ride down one or all of the four major waterslides, including Eye of the Storm, The Rage, The Under Tow or the Hydro Half Pipe. Enjoy the wave pool or take a single or double tube and lazily float down the Lil St. Johns River ride where you can watch all of the action while taking a break. Want some ideas for inside activities? Test your bowling skills at the Beach Bowling Center at Jacksonville Beach off of Beach Blvd. Cosmic bowling, where you bowl under black lights, adds that extra element of fun to your weekend adventure at Jacksonville Beach. Call ahead of time though to make sure there are lanes available.Read more
Surf shops at Jacksonville Beach offer everything for the avid surfer. From boards to clothing to accessories, these shops are worth visiting for your surfing needs. Never surfed before but always wanted to try? Call one of the many Jacksonville Beach surf shops for information about their lesson programs. Lessons are offered for both children and adults. What better way to spend Father’s Day than in the warm waves of Jacksonville Beach? If you need to find a camp now that the children are out of school, many of the Jacksonville Beach surf shops also offer surf camps. For more info, be sure to check out X Camp and The Wave Masters.
You’d rather bike than surf? Rent a bike and ride along the beautiful sandy beach and experience the spectacular views of Jacksonville Beach. The beach is wide and the sand is perfect for bike riding. Bike riding is a wonderful activity for the entire family. While biking alongside the beautiful, warm waters of Jacksonville Beach, you could glimpse a school of dolphins just off shore, watch surfers, and meet other bikers as you cruise along the shore. Jacksonville Beach has a diverse population of shorebirds so keep an eye out for the blue heron, terns, and pelicans that gracefully glide along the tops of the waves. There are also bike tours of Jacksonville Beach, but you might need to plan well ahead of time to ensure that you are able to reserve a spot on the tour.
After a long day enjoying the sights and sounds of Jacksonville Beach, spend an evening listening to live music. Visit the Beaches Town Center website for more information. What a perfect ending for Father’s Day weekend.Read more
Jacksonville’s expansive shoreline boasts sandy white beaches and beautiful ocean waters. With water temperatures now at about 79 degrees, Jacksonville Beach will be ideal this weekend for the beach lover, surfer, body surfer, and castle builder. Enjoy the beach, with its wide expanse of sand, and take a casual stroll in search of shark’s teeth, conch shells, and sand crabs while enjoying the warm Florida ocean breeze.
After a long day relaxing on the beach, family fun can continue on Friday, June 8 at the Jacksonville Suns homegame, which will end with a giant fireworks show. Visit http://jaxsuns.com for ticket information. On Saturday, June 9, Jax Beach will host an amazing family event. The Never Quit Beach Challenge includes a race where you can either run or walk, a relay challenge, and free surf lessons, all while learning about a healthier lifestyle. Top off the weekend on Sunday evening at the oceanfront SeaWalk Pavilion to enjoy a jazz concert accompanied by warm ocean breezes and the relaxing sound of ocean waves. The Jacksonville Beach Summer Jazz Series hosts a diversity of jazz genres from smooth to funk jazz. Sunday, June 10, enjoy a performance by Jeff Golub, a contemporary jazz guitarist with 6 solo albums and 3 CDs, best known for his work with Rod Stewart.Read more
Spring is a great time of year to stroll out along the half mile long Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier. Whether you like to fish or not, the gentle sea breeze mixed with temperatures in the high 70′s to low 80′s make for a great stroll and experience in Jacksonville Beach.
The Jacksonville Beach Pier is open daily from 6AM to 10PM and doesn’t require a fishing license. There is a small bait and tackle shop that also features refreshments and restrooms on-site.
The Jacksonville Beach Pier is less than a block from the Quality Suites Oceanfront and the Best Western Oceanfront.
If you are a surfer, you can check the tide and surf report via Surfline.
The pier is a popular spot for surfers to catch a wave or two.
Now visitors to the Pier can stop in and enjoy a great meal or live music at The Pier Restaurant.
Plan your trip to Jacksonville Beach and the Fishing Pier and maybe you will bring home one of these too.Read more
The Jacksonville Beach communities come alive in the spring with many traditional special events taking place, beach goers returning to the surf and sand and outdoor enthusiasts biking along the beaches or surfing or kayaking along the coast.
Some of the March events include the Florida Surfing Association’s Great Atlantic Surf Contest, the Great Atlantic Seafood Festival, the NCAA Collegiate Sand Volleyball Tournament.
Jacksonville Beach continues its tradition as the entertainment center of the Jacksonville region. Spring and summer are festival and concert season in the 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 that offer family entertainment.Read more
On February 12, the Beaches will host the National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer, the 26.2. The marathon, half-marathon and relay events will begin near the Mayo Clinic Campus in Jacksonville, Florida and follows a spectator lined course through the unique beach communities of Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach. The course will detour onto 2.5 miles of beautiful hard-packed sand on the Florida coastline, which is perfect for running!
Running enthusiasts love this event as the course includes running along the beach, running across a few challenging bridges all during great weather ideal for running.
The Daytona 500 may occur in Daytona, but many Nascar fans that want to enjoy the event with out the crowds, traffic and long waits at restaurants know to stay in Jacksonville Beach. With a short drive down I-95, Jacksonville Beach provides the beach atmosphere, great restaurants and activities to enjoy before the Daytona 500 begins.
Another Daytona event, Bike Week, brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to Northeast Florida to enjoy cruising along scenic A1A. Stay in Jacksonville Beach and enjoy the Bike Week activities from afar with less crowded roadways, restaurants and nightlife.