We welcome you to one of Jacksonville’s most vibrant neighborhoods–and that’s not just because the weather is beautiful and sunny most of the year. Jacksonville Beach is filled with so many local hot spots that you will never want to leave once you visit!
Make awesome plans with these locally-curated guides.
Before we even step foot on the beach, we stop for a vanilla latte from Sago Coffee and a 6 pack of Mini Bar Donuts. These two local Jax Beach shops are super popular and a must when you are in this neighborhood!
We love pizza! Donatos just opened in Jax Beach recently, and their pizza is DELICIOUS. There are more delicious pizza places in Jax Beach and nearby, so be sure to check out our pizza guide for more options!
Once we are done laying out at the beach, we usually play a pick-up game of volleyball!
If you type in the Jacksonville Beach Pier in your maps, this will take you to the general area of Jax Beach, where you should park. If this lot is full, there are plenty of other spots in the surrounding area you can find!
They have happy hour Monda–Friday | 3PM–6PM, and Sunday | 6PM–Close. Their penthouse lounge overlooks the beach and has some of the best views! $8 martinis, $4 house wines, plus live music throughout the week!
They have the best subs! One of our favorites is the Beach Boy, and be sure to get the macaroni salad on the side. Perfect for a summer day down at the beach and supporting local!
Located right in Jacksonville Beach, these are a couple of our favorite spots to stop in and grab a latte! Sago Coffee also has an amazing avocado toast and spacious spots to work from!
You do not want to miss out on some of the best pizza and wings in Jax Beach! Make sure you get the Margarita Pizza and the Signature Wings! It’s the perfect meal after a day at the beach!
Want to be an expert on Jacksonville Beach? Learn more about this beautiful neighborhood.
Jacksonville Beach has so many options for parking and we are thankful! You can park right at the pier for free during the week and pay the parking meter Friday–Sunday! You can also rent a bike and other beach necessities at Rent Beach Stuff! You can also find more rentals and activities in our Things to do in Jax Beach Guide!
Dogs are allowed on the beach at any hour from October 1–March 31. However, dogs are NOT permitted on the beach during the hours of 9AM–5PM, 7 days a week, from April 1–September 30. Dogs must be leashed at all times as in all other public places.
BrewHound is definitely a must-visit spot for anyone driving around Jacksonville Beach. Just a short drive away, this dog-friendly spot has an off-leash dog park and is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a local brew with their pup.
Driving on the beach is not permitted within the city limits of Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, or Atlantic Beach.
Please contact the Clerk of the Courts for Duval County. You can reach them by calling (904) 270-1508 or visiting the Duval County Clerk Web Page
No, alcoholic beverages and glass bottles are NOT permitted on the beach.
Here is a link to the Special Events Producer’s information. You will find a link to each event’s producer.