By enjoyFloridaBeaches.com Staff October 6, 2015
Atlantic Beach offers a great balance between arts and culture, natural beauty, and easy beach accessibility. It's a small town with Old Florida charm and unique history, as one of the communities jointly making up the Jacksonville Beaches.
Beaches and Activities
Atlantic Beach has miles of beachfront property along the Atlantic coast, which allow people to enjoy long walks along the beach as well as a variety of activities. The beach sand is white as sugar, the water is clean and refreshing, and the surf is generally mild.
Atlantic Beach is great for water sports, such as jet skiing, parasailing, boating, and sailing. You can bring your own equipment and watercraft, or take advantage of local rentals.
Hanna Park is widely admired by surfers, beachcombers, campers and bicyclists wanting to experience the Old Florida atmosphere of Atlantic Beach. Surfing and swimming are available by accessing the Atlantic from the park, as well as in a fresh water lake within Hanna Park where visitors can also enjoy fishing and boating. Hiking trails also provide opportunities for eco-adventures, and camping facilities are available for RVs and tents.
Arts and Culture
Atlantic Beach isn't just about sand and water. This laid-back Florida beach community is also very active in arts and culture, hosting numerous events throughout the year for all ages, including music, arts, dining, and holiday events.
In addition to the events in Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville is just a short drive for festivals, museums, galleries, live theater, music, and monthly art events.
Dining and Shopping
The small town feel of Atlantic Beach offers visitors and residents numerous small shops that line this beachfront community’s main streets. You'll enjoy local surf shops, souvenir stores and gift shops along the waterfront. There are plenty of stores for the supplies you will need while on the beach and during your stay, with many of the major chains also having stores in Atlantic Beach.
When it comes to dining, Atlantic Beach is best known for its seafood, which can be experienced at any of the many restaurants in Atlantic Beach to suit every taste.
Within Atlantic Beach itself, there is a wide range of hotels offering everything from full resort service (complete with swimming pools, spa service, and upscale dining options) to less expensive motels.
If you are looking for an upscale resort, check out The One Ocean Resort & Spa which offers a variety of amenities for romantic stays and business meetings. And if you are interested in something a little different, investigate staying at The Palms Retro which maintains a retro theme for maximum fun.
Florida is famous for beach weddings, and Atlantic Beach does not disappoint when it comes to delivering beautiful and romantic weddings.
Whether you would like your wedding at a local resort like The One Ocean Resort & Spa, or like to have a wedding planner like Sun and Sea Beach Weddings to handle all the details of your perfect day, Atlantic Beach is the perfect location.