Jacksonville Beach Pier

White sand beach
Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, 503 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, USA
255 miles from Panama City Beach, FL
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

The pier is temporarily closed for repair works.

Dogs are allowed on a leash before 9 a. m. and after 5 p. m.

The largest resort city in the Jacksonville Beaches community, Jacksonville Beach offers all-family entertainment, good bars and restaurants, and an enormous white-sand beach with a quarter-mile fishing pier. It’s beautiful, clean, and very quiet – a fabulous place to spend the day at the seaside, sunbathe, swim, and enjoy long relaxing walks on the shore.

Location, Access, and Parking

You can find Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier at 503 North 1st Street in Jacksonville Beach City, which is located at the eastern terminus of U. S. Route 90. The pier’s open hours can be adjusted depending on the season; however, usually it’s open from 6 a. m. to 10 p. m. during the high season and from 6 a. m. to 7 p. m. from December through March.

The beach is a free public place while the pier features a symbolic admission fee of $1 for adult visitors (and is free for children under 6). If you’re going to fish, you have to pay $3. The pier is wheelchair accessible.


Parking costs $7 per day and there is also free parking on weekdays. Note that it may be difficult to find a parking space on weekends so it’s better to arrive early.

Nearby Establishments

There is a variety of good bars, restaurants, and shops as well as other venues in the area around the pier. There are various events going there throughout the year.

Beach Amenities

There is a concession shop where you can buy bait, tackle, drinks, and light snacks. There are outdoor showers and restrooms available (until 10 p. m.). However, they may want a little bit more cleaning and care.

Sand and Water

The beach is huge and features soft, white sand, so nice for walking barefoot. If you’re into collecting, note that you can find a lot of good shells and some shark teeth here. There are beach chairs and umbrellas for rent.

Swimming in the clear blue water is enjoyable and kids are going to have a blast in the waves. Good news for those who love swimming – there are attentive lifeguards on duty during the day.


Jacksonville Beach Pier is a great place for fishing offering access to deep water species of fish. You don’t need Florida Saltwater License. The fishing fee is $3, you can take a maximum of 3 fishing rods per fisherman. Shark fishing is prohibited.

Enjoy the Silence

If you prefer to stay one on one with nature and enjoy silence and tranquility, the best time to go to Jacksonville Beach is either between 6 and 7 a. m. or around midnight when the rest of the world is sleeping. This mesmerizing place can be a paradise for introverts! As a bonus, early birds will enjoy an unforgettable sunrise.

Dog Policies

Dogs are allowed on a leash before 9 a. m. and after 5 p. m.

Driving Time

  • 30 minutes from Jacksonville, FL
  • 1 hour 40 minutes from Gainesville, FL
  • 2 hours 15 minutes from Valdosta, GA

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

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Beach reviewed by:
Daniel and Laura
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Visitor questions:

Question: Hello! If you park at Jacksonville Beach at 7 am, is there a charge? Or is it not allowed to park until 10 am during the weekend?
Asked by michelle almost 2 years ago
Answer: The public parking lot located opposite the Four Points by Sheraton hotel is free during the whole weekend. You can park at any time of the day including 7 am.

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Beach map and directions
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Reviewed on: April 13, 2021