Jacksonville Beach

Native Sun Natural Foods Market / Via Facebook

Locally-based Native Sun Natural Foods Market reopened its Jacksonville Beach location earlier this year after closing its doors last summer.

police officer riding on ATV on the sand
Heather Schatz / WJCT News

The cities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Neptune Beach will be opening the Duval County beaches, with activity restrictions, but with no time restrictions starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 4.

Jacksonville Beach
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

All Duval County beaches will be closed to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.

Jacksonville Fire And Rescue Department

Starting Saturday, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department will begin providing fire and emergency services to Jacksonville Beach.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville-based Ash Properties, through Beach South One LLC, paid $6 million for the oceanfront Joe’s Crab Shack property in Jacksonville Beach.

Hotel, Restaurant, Retail Planned In Jax Beach At Former Bukkets Property

Aug 13, 2019
An artist's rending of 221 N. First St. in Jacksonville Beach.
Level Architecture + Interiors / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

221 Surfside Holdings LLC announced Monday it plans to redevelop a 25,000-square-foot oceanfront property at 221 N. First St. in Jacksonville Beach into a boutique hotel, restaurant, retail and office space.

Jacksonville Beach Pier Expected To Be Closed Up To 2 Years To Repair Hurricane Damage

Aug 5, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Anglers and tourists who frequent the Jacksonville Beach Pier will have to wait longer than anticipated before they have full access.

Land Sold To Build Jax Beach SpringHill Suites Next To Pier

Aug 5, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The proposed SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel is a step closer to development along the Jacksonville Beach oceanfront.

Beach Buggies Fire In Jacksonville Beach Caused By Charger

Aug 2, 2019

A large fire was sparked by a golf cart charger Thursday night at Beach Buggy in Jacksonville Beach.

Solar Energy Organizations Group Picture
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

City officials, environmental activists and solar power advocates met in Neptune Beach’s solar-powered City Hall Thursday morning to launch an affordable solar power co-op program.

Flooding on Ken Knight Drive during Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Cherisse Lamb

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has announced it will be giving out almost $1.6 million in grant funding to help 24 coastal communities around the state prepare for sea level rise, including Jacksonville.

Angie’s Subs Owner Plans Distillery, Barbecue Joint To Join 40-Year-Old Restaurant

Jun 7, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Edward Malin, owner of Angie’s Subs, plans to redevelop his property at 1436 Beach Blvd. which, if approved, could include a bourbon distillery and barbecue restaurant.

He is scheduled to present the plans Monday to the Jacksonville Beach Planning Commission.

Jacksonville Beach City Council Votes To Merge Its Fire Department

May 21, 2019

Jacksonville Beach city leaders met Monday night and voted in favor of a plan to merge the city’s fire department with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.


The redevelopment of Pablo Plaza is well underway, and according to a map of the reconfigured shopping center from Regency Centers, a new Whole Foods Market will be the centerpiece.

A majority of Jacksonville Beach voters surveyed favor a referendum about contracting out fire services to the City of Jacksonville, according to a poll released Tuesday by the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab. 

Hundreds Of Jellyfish Wash Ashore In Jacksonville Beach

Apr 15, 2019
Heather Schatz / WJCT News

If you were at Jacksonville Beach Sunday, you probably had to dodge hundreds of jellyfish.

Margaritaville Holdings

They’ll be searching for shakers of salt in Jacksonville Beach.

National Survey Finds Jacksonville Beach Is America's Top Beach Bargain

Mar 14, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Visitors from around the globe are descending on Jacksonville’s beaches this week to attend The Players Championship golf tournament.

John Kassap / Wikimedia Commons

When you head to Jacksonville Beach this spring get ready for some parking changes.

Jacksonville Beach Fire Chief Receives No-Confidence Vote From Union

Feb 1, 2019
City of Jacksonville Beach

Saying they have “lost all trust, faith and confidence” in Jacksonville Beach Fire Chief David Whitmill’s ability to lead, the city’s firefighters union has issued a vote of no confidence against him.

Tamaseu at grill
LongHorn Steakhouse

Customers at Jacksonville Beach's LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant may not know it when they place their order, but there’s a good chance their steak will be prepared by a Grill Master Legend. 

Element By Weston Hotel Planned For Jacksonville Beach

Dec 19, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

An 80-room Element by Westin hotel is proposed near southeast Third Street and Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach.

mug shot

In a case that started with an altercation at a Jacksonville Beach bar, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a car could be considered a “weapon” in increasing the prison sentence of a man convicted of manslaughter.

Courtesy of Design Cooperative LLC.

Cruisers Grill in Jacksonville Beach will soon be undergoing a $1.4 million renovation.

Our Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured Florida Times-Union reporter Dan Scanlan, local talk show host Angela Spears, Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski.

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Wounded Jax Beach Officer In 'Good Spririts' After Shootout; Suspect Jailed

Aug 9, 2018

A Jacksonville Beach police officer wounded late Wednesday in a shootout between officers and a gunman is in stable condition and the suspected shooter has been charged with attempted murder, Police Chief Pat Dooley said Thursday morning.

table spread with hot sauce
Kristen Penoyer for Gilbert's

The number of food halls in the U.S. is expected to triple within the next five years.

As The Jaxson Editor in Chief Ennis Davis said, the First Coast is just beginning to get a taste of this dining trend, with a “mini” food hall at Jacksonville Beach: Gilbert’s.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Some young professionals said they’re leaving the Jacksonville Beach area because while they can afford rent, buying isn’t a feasible option. Oliver Shahbazian said that’s the case for him.

Fireworks over the St. Johns River
Jennifer Statlick

Just because July Fourth falls on a Wednesday this year doesn’t mean it has to be a less of a celebration. Several Northeast Florida cities and businesses are planning fireworks displays and parties to celebrate the nation’s 242nd Independence Day.

BRR/Shivam Properties II, LLC / Via Jacksonville Beach Planning Commission

Construction is expected to begin this fall on a new Jacksonville Beach hotel at Beach Boulevard and South Third Street.