Jacksonville, Florida boasts around twenty-two miles of beaches, fifty boat ramps, forty miles of Intracoastal Waterway, and the state’s longest stretch of St. Johns River. The city if considered to be the best destination in Florida for watersports and the birthplace of Salt Life. Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, diving, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing and more at one of the many public beaches, including Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Mayport Beach, and Neptune Beach. These beaches are pet-friendly and home to parks, seafood restaurants, surf shop, and beach boutiques. Unspoiled barrier islands can be found in the Northside of Jacksonville.
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