Splash through the waves or build a castle out of sand, Jacksonville offers 22 miles of white sand beaches.
St. Johns River
Whether you are skiing, tubing or idling through the River you are bound to have tons of fun in the sun!
Located off Ft. George Island, hundreds of boaters raft up and enjoy a weekend of live music and games.
Take a Dip
Be active in Jacksonville, paddle your way through more coastline than any other city in the United States.
Cast a line into the surf of the Atlantic Ocean.
On the Water
With 1,100 miles of shoreline and 22 miles of white sand beaches, you'll always be near the water in Jacksonville. Get out on the river for some fishing or kayaking, or try stand up paddle boarding (SUP) by the beach.
- Explore Hanna Park and camp, bike or hike, there is also a 60-acre freshwater lake just feet from the ocean for kayaking and canoeing.
- Huguenot Memorial Park offers pristine white sandy beaches, waterfront campsites and a boat launch area. This park is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Get the #factsonjax: Huguenot is the only beach in Jacksonville where you are able to drive your vehicle on it - just watch out for the changing tides!
- Other amazing beaches in Jacksonville are Little Talbot Island and Big Talbot Island State Parks, with camping sites, guided kayak tours, hiking trails and unique areas like Boneyard Beach and its salt-washed skeletons of live oaks and cedar trees on shore.
- Take yoga class to the water in Jacksonville with Kayak Amelia! Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Yoga provides you the ability to move your yoga mat to where the land meets the sea! Take a family guided kayak tours with nature activities, tidepool exploring and scavenger hunts to get to know the local critters.
- The best way for newcomers to learn Jacksonville’s waters is to pair up with an expert fishing guide. Let the guide do the work and navigate to the best spots, while you enjoy pulling in a big one. For a fishing trip exploring the Intracoastal you can contact Captain David Borries at Backwater Fishing Adventures and fish local waters searching for trout, reds, flounders and many more.
- Grab your mask, fins and pick up a tank while you're here! North Florida offers more reefs and a wider variety of marine life then other more popular Florida destinations. Few people know this, but one of the largest artificial reefs in the World is off our coast between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Go explore it! Sign up for open water scuba diving lessons and certifications, several local companies offer classes.
- While in Jacksonville, families must head to Adventure Landing. During the spring and summer, cool off at Shipwreck Island Waterpark with four major water slides daring guests to test their adventurous side.
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Discover what's under the sea in Jax! Northeast Florida has over 22 dive locations mapped out and waiting for you. People who dive our waters see a variety of sponge based corals in an array of colors, frog fish and turtles Learn more at TISIRI.com