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Nearest beach to visit

Dallas, Texas
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Nearest beach to visit

My family will be flying into Jacksonville, FL airport on our way to GA. We will stay overnight in JAX. What is the best/closest beach to the airport to visit during our 1 day stay? Thanks

Tampa, Florida
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1. Re: Nearest beach to visit

there really isn't a beach *close* -- the airport is on the far west side of the city, and the beaches are on the very far east side. you're looking at the better part of an hour each way -- Jacksonville isn't a huge population center, but the city limits are the same as the county limits -- so it's sprawled all over the county.

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2. Re: Nearest beach to visit

From the airport I would suggest taking Heckscher Drive to Little Talbot Island. It is an awesome and serene beach.

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3. Re: Nearest beach to visit

Or you can drive right out onto the beach:


Neptune Beach, FL
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4. Re: Nearest beach to visit

How about staying in a hotel at the beach? That would be the most fun! Jacksonville's beaches are Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach.

These hotels are all directly on the beach except for Fairfield which is just across the street from the Courtyard:

Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront

Best Western Oceanfront, Jacksonville Beach

Casa Marina Hotel, Jacksonville Beach

Hampton Inn, Jacksonville Beach

Courtyard by Marriott, Jacksonville Beach

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (across the street from the beach)

Seahorse Oceanfront Inn, Neptune Beach (My favorite!)

One Ocean Hotel, Atlantic Beach

Here's a map that shows the hotels on the beach if you get a close up of the map:


Enjoy your stay!


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5. Re: Nearest beach to visit


Not sure when your arriving, but The Players is this weekend = may not be too many hotel rooms.

If you do decide to go out to Talbot Island or Huguenot Park, it is actually about a 30 min. drive from the airport. On the way, you can check out this place for some pretty good food...cash only. https:/…chowder-teds-jacksonville

Edited: 10 May 2017, 22:49
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