Jacksonville Beach is a small town on the ocean side of Jacksonville in the Northeast of Florida. “The Beaches” area in Jacksonville is fully made up of Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach. The area boosts plenty to do for any number of interests. None more popular than the beach itself. The coastline is 100% open and easy to access. Our beach visitors can stop at the Pier at the end of 4th Ave North. It is a short stroll down to favorite afternoon refreshment stops including the Pier Restaurant featuring live music most days, the famous and ever popular Joe Crab Shack or Mango’s Beach Bar.
If the kids are coming along, a must stop and do is Shipwreck Island Water Park in Adventure Landing. If they need a break from the water, take them down to South Beach Park to the playscape or skate park. Get out of the rain at the Beaches History Museum.
For the golf enthusiast, try out our newly renovated Jacksonville Beach Golf Club or go try a swing like the pros a TPC Sawgrass, home of THE PLAYERS Championship annually each spring.
Relax and be pampered at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club Spa or One Ocean Resort. Both are 5 star and worth a full day with the girls or as a couple!
For those of you joining us on your day of worship, we feature services of many denominations on the beach and/or at sunrise. What a beautiful way to start the day!
If you are channeling your inner Foodie… let us know! The ever popular Ruth’s Chris isn’t far away but shake it up at some of our local originals! For a great burger- definitely Poe’s Tavern or M-Shack! For casual and fried seafood, tryout Beachside. Latin Fusion and a great margarita – Flying Iguana Taqueria and Tequila Bar! Fresh Catch – North Beach Fish Camp every time! Great afternoon cocktails and appetizers – Pussers or the Lemon Bar.
If Breweries are more your style take a tour. We have 5 very close and numerous others to keep you busy close by. Including Engine 15, Atlantic Beach Brewery, Green Room, and Southern Swells.
Live Music, festivals and events are ever present at The SeaSide Pavillion.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Spa
Bathe in the ultimate luxury Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club’s award winning spa. With over 50 spa services and packages to choose from you’re sure to leave the facility feeling and looking your best. Book your full spa day or just a single service and enjoy the pool and spa café during downtime. *Pro tip: Plan to schedule a month to six weeks in advanced for preferred times during peak spring and summer months.
Golf Courses – Enjoy a day on the course at either of the critically acclaimed golf courses associated with the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club or play like a pro at TPC Sawgrass course’s, home to THE PLAYERS Championship. Book a tee time and find out first hand why these courses have earned Ponte Vedra the ranking as one of the golf capitals of the East Coast.
Ocean Course, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
The rich history of this course, dating back to its original design in 1928, can be felt with each swing. Aptly named, the Ocean Course, even if your score isn’t what you’d hope, you’ll enjoy the ocean views along the course.
Lagoon Course, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club – Designed by three of the world’s most renown course architect and designers, Robert Jones (1961), Joe Lee (1978), and Bobby Weed (2007), this course requires a thoughtful approach to each swing, putt, and drive. Always in immaculate condition and up for a challenge. www.pontevedra.com/recreation_and_activities/golf/
Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass
Home to the notorious 17th hole on the island green, this course is showcased every year during THE PLAYERS Championship. Close your eyes on 18 a feel the excitement of the Golf Greats that went before you.
Dye’s Valley Course, TPC Sawgrass – Named after its own architect, the nationally recognized Pete Dye, this perfectly balanced course has been home to over five annual tournaments on both the local and PGA Tour levels. Designed and crafted to challenge your inner Arnold Palmer. tpc.com/sawgrass
Shop and dine like one of the locals at Ponte Veda’s premier community center! Sawgrass Village is home to over 20 unique and award winning restaurants and boutiques. Designed for you to comfortably stroll from shop to shop, or settle in for a mean, you’ll find plenty to do and see why the locals enjoy this exceptional spot!