The 10 Best Things to Do in Neptune Beach, United States

December 1, 2017 Venice Greaves

Neptune Beach is a beachfront city east of Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida, United States. When the majority of Duval County communities consolidated with Jacksonville in 1968, Neptune Beach, along with Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Baldwin remained quasi-independent. Like those other towns, it maintains its own municipal government but its residents vote in the Jacksonville mayoral election and are represented on the Jacksonville city council. The population was 7,037 at the 2010 census. Neptune Beach is part of the Jacksonville Beaches community.
Restaurants in Neptune Beach

1. Jax Surf and Paddle

222 1st St, Neptune Beach, FL 32266-6142
Excellent
96%
Good
3%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 60 reviews

Jax Surf and Paddle

Jacksonville Surf and Paddle is North Florida's premier Surf and Stand Up Paddleboard school, Surf Camp, and Beach Rental provider. We offer a wide variety of surf, stand up paddleboard (SUP), and fitness classes specifically designed to meet your individual needs. Situated 2 miles north of Jacksonville Beach in Neptune Beach FL., we are blessed with warm temperatures year round. With easy access to both the beach for surf lessons and the Intracoastal Waterway for SUP, your next lesson is just minutes away. "Any age and any stage" as we like to say! No one is ever too young or too old to benefit from board sports. Whether you are looking for a private beginner surf lesson or advanced competitive training for your aspiring surfer, we have a class that's right for you. Come explore beautiful inlets and winding creeks with us today! All Jacksonville Surf and Paddle lessons and tours are available 7 days a week.

Reviewed By David P - Sterling, United States

Jax Surf and Paddle did a great job from being timely to very informative. My three girls were stepped through the process from beginning to end. Their surf instructor, Walker, was awesome and his excitement showed which made the girls relax more and have a great time. I would recommend Jax and the surf experience to anyone!

2. Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach, FL
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 799 reviews

Jacksonville Beach

Reviewed By JimDeBerry - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This beach is popular with the college kids. Is has nice long an wide shore lines. easy access. loads of fun. kite surfing out.

3. St Johns River Ferry

4610 Ocean St, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233-2424 +1 904-241-9969
Excellent
82%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 78 reviews

St Johns River Ferry

Reviewed By corollaclub98 - Lakeland, Florida

St. Johns has two light houses on each end of the Naval Base and while your getting ready or before you catch the ferry your a block away from seeing a light house . Plus even if you don't catch the ferry you can relax and watch cargo ships pass through the river , There is a place to eat out there a bar and a casino . Cars on the ferry are $10

4. Pete's Bar

117 1st St, Neptune Beach, FL 32266-6139 +1 904-249-9158
Excellent
40%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 51 reviews

Pete's Bar

Reviewed By ToddN2024 - Neptune Beach, Florida

Iconic local bar. Your experience will vary with your expectations. If you are looking for something low-brow then this is it. Inexpensive drinks, pool tables, dark, and smokey, and generally friendly.

5. Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier

503 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-7003 +1 904-241-1515
Excellent
44%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 168 reviews

Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier

Reviewed By kennethsY7291WH

wish this pier was open. but due to storm damage a few years ago, it is closed. We spoke to a local police officeer and he said the cost would be prohibitive

6. Dutton Island Preserve

793 Dutton Island Road West, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 +1 904-630-4100
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Dutton Island Preserve

Reviewed By neptune-mick - Neptune Beach, Florida

There are trails around the park that provide a serene background for musing. Many of the trees have herons and wood storks nesting in them, or just hanging out. Roseate spoonbills have visited, and osprey love the area. The fishing on the dock and the pier is good enough to keep a regular attendance, though the park is never crowded (except for MarshFest). It also has a good kayak/canoe launch spot, allowing you to explore north or south.

7. Island Girl Cigar & Wine Bar

108 1st St, Neptune Beach, FL 32266-6140 +1 904-372-4194
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Island Girl Cigar & Wine Bar

Upscale and cozy Cigar and Wine Bar, also with local and craft beers. Over 300 cigar brands. Tons of cigar accessories- lighters, humidors, ashtrays. 40 wines and ports by the glass or by the bottle. 28 beers on tap and growlers to go. Comfortable leather couches and one block to the ocean. Relax...You're on Island Time!

Reviewed By BrenKen1 - Atlantic Beach, Florida

My husband enjoys cigars, I am not a smoker and am allergic to cigarette smoke. I decided to join him as Island Girl has a nice and relaxing vibe. I ended up trying a white chocolate and truffle small cigar with a nice glass(es) of a buttery chardonnay. I enjoyed both. There was one bartender there and she was amazing. When we walked in there was only one other patron sitting at the bar and 1/3 of the way w my cigar the bar was full. The decor and ambiance feel like an escape from the daily grind. Where we sat the ventilators appeared to be pulling the smoke away from us but not necessarily up and out. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was that the upholstered chairs, a couple, had large stains. They should be cleaned or replaced with leather chairs. Also, I get that this is a cigar bar and will be smoky but cigar smoke is pleasant but cigarette smoke is completely different.

8. Adventure Landing

1944 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-2647 +1 904-246-4386
Excellent
25%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 228 reviews

Adventure Landing

Reviewed By WeGetsAround - Pickens, South Carolina

Played miniature golf and lost to my daughter. Bummer. But I beat her on the cars. Dad still has it. Laid around watching them enjoy the water fun. Loved feeding the gators. Nice family place to relax in warmer weather. The lines for the slide were long though. That was the only drawback.

9. Beaches Museum and History Park

381 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5425 +1 904-241-5657
Excellent
48%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Beaches Museum and History Park

Reviewed By pitterpat000 - Gainesville, Georgia

We visited this park/museum after it was closed....after driving by it for 3 years! We couldn't go inside any buildings, but walking through and reading the information was enjoyable. We thought there was only a train, but there is so much more about the history of the area. Worth a stop if you've got half an hour to spend!

10. Sunset Pier Park

Tulip St and W 1st, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Sunset Pier Park

Reviewed By lvLass - Las Vegas, Nevada

Stumbled across this spot by accident, and what a treat! So close to the city, but gloriously secluded. There is a (mostly) wood paved walkway to follow, with informational signs regarding native flora and fauna. Two extremely long piers allow you to walk all the way out to the middle of a wetland, where you can view wildlife, fish, or just enjoy a gorgeous sunset. Very tranquil, and lots of wildlife, including little crabs scuttling all over the place. Highly recommend.

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