Destination guide

The beachside setting of Jacksonville Beach is ready to explore

The area's live music and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Jacksonville Beach. This city's beaches, surfing and seaside draw many visitors. Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art and Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Jacksonville Beach

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Jacksonville Beach has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Jacksonville Beach Golf Club (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Adventure Landing (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Windsor Parke Golf Club (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • TPC Sawgrass (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Hands on Children's Museum (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)

Seasonal weather in Jacksonville Beach

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Jacksonville Beach

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Jacksonville Beach is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Big Talbot Island State Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Cradle Creek Preserve (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Gonzales Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • South Beach Park and Sunshine Playground (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Oceanfront Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Jacksonville Beach

Fly into Jacksonville, FL (CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (12 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), which is 21.9 mi (35.3 km) away.

Where to stay near Jacksonville Beach?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 515 house rentals near Jacksonville Beach. From 196 Houses to 225 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Jacksonville Beach is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Jacksonville Beach?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Jacksonville Beach:

  • Atlantic Shores: 61 vacation rentals
  • Amelia Island: 914 vacation rentals
  • Beaches: 286 vacation rentals
  • Southside: 82 vacation rentals
  • Avondale: 18 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Jacksonville Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Jacksonville Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mandarin Mill Family Golf & Batting Cages: 716 home rentals
  • Mayo Clinic Florida: 745 home rentals
  • Florida State College - South Campus: 886 home rentals
  • TPC Sawgrass: 871 home rentals
  • World Golf Hall of Fame: 2,159 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jacksonville Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jacksonville Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 196 Houses in Jacksonville Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jacksonville Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 225 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 20 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 20 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jacksonville Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 227 vacation homes with pool available in Jacksonville Beach.

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