- Type: Beaches, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Jacksonville isn't located right on the beach, but it won't take you long to get to the coast. Head 16 miles due east along Route 10 and you'll find yourself in the charming town of Atlantic Beach. Once the first year-round Native American settlement in North America, Atlantic Beach now features vacation rentals, laid-back eateries, golf courses and, of course, a long stretch of soft sand. However, travelers warn that the summer months bring heavy crowds to the shoreline. Travelers say that spring and fall offer excellent weather and plenty of space to sprawl. Plus, there's plenty to do here even when the temperatures aren't conducive to a beach visit. "Of course, it is much nicer during the good weather months, but even in winter […], most of the area attractions are open," one TripAdvisor user attested.
You can visit Atlantic Beach at any time, day or night, and access to the sands is free. However, other attractions around town may operate on different schedules. To learn more about what there is to see and do in Atlantic Beach, visit the Florida Tourism Board's website.
Nearby Things To Do
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park2.7 miles away
Ponte Vedra Beach7.2 miles away
Kingsley Plantation7.6 miles away
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club6.5 miles away
One Ocean Resort Hotel and Spa0.6 miles away
The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach8.1 miles away