It’s time for an escape to the sands of the Atlantic coast where the sun kisses your skin on a daily basis and frolicking in the warm, turquoise water is as refreshing as sipping a pina colada. We’re talking about the beaches of Jacksonville, Florida. The biggest city by population in the Sunshine State stretches out its open arms from the banks of the St. James River to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and is a melting pot of fun. Cast out a line during a charter fishing trip and then head back to town for a delicious dining experience accompanied with an ocean view…only if you’re not feasting on your catch of the day. Let your everyday worries drift away with the offshore breeze as you relax in style in one of our incredible Jacksonville beach hotels.
Can I go deep sea fishing in Jacksonville?
Of course you can go deep sea fishing in Jacksonville. There are more than a few companies running charters that will make you feel like you’ve jumped into the pages of Hemingway’s The Old Man the Sea. Whether you spend a few hours trolling for dorado or the entire day on the hunt for 10-foot sailfish, it’s hard not to relax while bobbing amongst open ocean swells.
Make a reservation with Majesty Deep Sea Fishing and hop aboard their flagship, The Majesty. You’ll cruise the north Florida coast in search of red snapper with colors brighter than a fire engine, barracudas with stripes like a tiger, and swordfish with flat bills the size of Japanese katanas.
There’s also the option of setting sail with Team Buck Rogers Jacksonville Fishing Charters. Captain Chad Starling will guide you along the coast to many underwater, natural ledges and artificial wrecks of tug boats and airplanes. Once the day is done, the experienced crew will fillet your catch of the day so you’ll be able to enjoy it later at one of our Jacksonville, FL beachfront hotels.
Where are the best restaurants in Jacksonville with an oceanfront view?
- The Eatery: This waterfront establishment is located at the Four Points by Sheraton and offers up a great selection of classic American dishes—everything from cheeseburgers to grilled steaks and crab cakes. Enjoy your meal on the patio while the stunning Atlantic sparkles across the horizon.
- Seachasers: Located at 831 First Street in Jacksonville Beach, this wonderful seafood establishment is well-known in this area for serving up some of the best dishes from the deep. Start with the Seachasers shrimp and coconut curried mussels as appetizers. Follow those up with a Mediterranean seafood stew entrée. And for dessert, a Key lime cheese cake should do the trick.
- The Pier Cantina and Sandbar: If you’re feeling like cuisine from south of the border, make your way to this wonderful eatery for a dining fiesta. Get yourself a plate of enchilada suizas with rice and beans and wash it all down with a spicy jalapeno margarita.
Your time for a proper vacation to the Eastern Seaboard has arrived. It’s at your fingertips. All you have to do is make a reservation at one of Travelocity’s Jacksonville hotels on the beach like the Best Western Oceanfront and you’ll have your toes in the sand in no time.