Jacksonville Beach was settled by river pilots and fishermen as early as 1831. Originally called Pablo Beach, it was incorporated in 1907 and its name was changed to Jacksonville Beach in 1925. Jacksonville Beach, which stretches from its southernmost point, Ponte Vedra, to its northernmost point at Neptune Beach, is touted as northeast Florida’s best-kept secret. Residents happily boast about the surf, sand and the overall lifestyle. Located about 20 miles east of downtown Jacksonville, this barrier island has a population nearing 23,000 that’s attracted by the area’s hard-packed white sandy beaches, family-friendly ambience, eclectic shopping and an evolving dining scene.

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