Jacksonville Beach Fla
North East Florida's Island Playground to the East
Located just east of Jacksonville Florida, Jacksonville Beach has evolved over the years into a world class resort renowned for good times, good food, and luxury living. Long gone are the days of the old Jacksonville Boardwalk and all the sleaze it was known for in the late fifties and sixties. Today Jacksonville Beach aspires to be the South Florida of the north. Seperated from Jacksonville by the Intercoastal waterway (aka "the ditch") our humble town has become both a refuge for the downtrodden townies, and a destination for tourists and business travelers alike. Join me for a tour of Jacksonville’s worst kept secret - Jacksonville Beach.
The Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier opened with two days left in 2004. Built to withstand Hurricane weather, (and it has-twice before it opened!) somebody forgot to lock the gate on New Years Eve! Some surprised locals brought in the new year from about a half mile into the Atlantic!
Some of the best east coast surfing happens here, with contests for the kids and the champs occurring just about every weekend in the summer. Not the hugest waves in the world, but our kids sure know how to tear it up in the Jax Surf!
Entertainment in Jacksonville Beach is often and varied. Spring and
Summer Festivals at the outdoor Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion offers free
concerts featuring bands from all over. Springing the Blues- our version
of the Right of Spring, features three days of music, food, and fun! Across
the street is FreeBird Live, a nightclub bringing in bands from all over
all year round!
Florida Seafood at it's best! From Joe's Crab Shack, a colorful building at the end of Beach Blvd., to the upscale Bonefish Cafe in south beach, tons of restaurants for every taste line A1A and First Street.
Make no mistake about it, Jacksonville Florida's worst kept secret -
Jacksonville Beach is a party town! Restaurants abound, and live
music occurs more often than not at the many nightclubs and restaurants that
concentrate around Beach Blvd. and spread out both north and south on A1A. If
you're ever in the Jacksonville area, do yourself a favor and visit Jacksonville