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Atlantic Beach is the 2023 Award Winner as Best Beach in Jacksonville, Presented by Travelers Atlas®.

Atlantic Beach Jacksonville - Florida - USA

Things to Do

Nestled along the banks of the St. Johns River, Jacksonville's Riverside/Avondale neighborhood exudes charm, history, and a distinct sense of community. Recognized as the Best Beach of Jacksonville, this enchanting district, known for its historic architecture and tree-lined streets, offers a blend of old-world elegance and modern vibrancy that captivates residents and visitors alike.

The Riverside/Avondale neighborhood boasts an eclectic array of boutiques, art galleries, and dining establishments, all contributing to its unique character. The area's iconic Five Points intersection stands as a cultural hub, with its array of shops, eateries, and the historic Sun-Ray Cinema drawing people from all corners of the city. Riverside Park, overlooking the river, offers a peaceful retreat for leisurely strolls, picnics, and community events. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens adds to the neighborhood's cultural richness, showcasing impressive art collections and meticulously landscaped gardens that invite contemplation and appreciation.

As the sun sets, Riverside/Avondale comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene. Its historic architecture provides a charming backdrop to the many bars, live music venues, and craft breweries that line its streets. The Riverside Arts Market, held every Saturday, transforms the riverfront into a bustling marketplace where artisans, farmers, and food vendors converge to offer a diverse array of goods. With its seamless fusion of history, culture, and modernity, Riverside/Avondale stands as a testament to Jacksonville's enduring spirit and its ability to seamlessly blend the past with the present.







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For the Whole Family


1402 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville - Florida 32207- USA




SUN Open 24 hours

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The beach was not too crowded and there was on-duty lifeguards stationed in relative close proximity to one another. 10/10 would recommend over Jacksonville beach.


Huge deep beach! Big waves too!  I really liked this beach as it's so big and clean. The parking near main marketplace was reasonable and close.


My grandson’s first beach trip was memorable and relaxing. Great weather and one of my favorite Atlantic beaches to date

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