Conveniently positioned on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville offers beautiful beaches and open water perfect for catching grouper, sailfish, and mahi-mahi. For those who prefer inshore fishing, St. Johns River should be right up your alley as it runs right through the heart of Jacksonville offering a variety fishing opportunities. While home to poker, there is nothing left to luck hitting the waters in your boat at this destination.
For the ultimate dock and dine experience you should sail on down to Nippers, situated in the very heart of Jacksonville. With live music every single day of the week, you will be welcomed into a warm atmosphere and will remember the experience for years to come. Another alternative is the Saltwater Grill. It has a comprehensive menu that will suit all tastes, including fantastic seafood and good beer, sitting on the deck and overlooking the water is an endearing way to get some grub.
The Little Talbot Island State Park is a beautiful natural landscape home to a variety of wildlife. Animals ranging from river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats, and plenty of native birds live here, which makes for good fun to try and spot all you can. Additionally with over 5 miles of white sandy beaches, you have plenty of chances to enjoy the weather and relax, while the keen fisherman will want to take advantage of the surrounding tidal streams.
Clapboard Creek provides plenty of miles of water swarming with fish below the surface to catch. You don’t have to have a boat in order to get to the big ones. Just pull up a chair at one of the nearby banks and wait for that monster to hit your line. Fishing Clapboard Creek is never a bad idea.
Wakeboarding Mill’s Cove is what boating is all about. It is the perfect location because there is not too much boat traffic and the wind barely hits the cove, which generally leaves the water perfectly flat. This is Florida and there are alligators nearby so it’s always good to be on the lookout just in case. Other than gators, the only other thing you will have to worry about is a getting sun burnt.
Situated on the northern barrier island of Florida, Amelia Island Fort Clinch State Park offers a perfect mix between natural beauty, landscape, and historic attractions. Take the time to go shelling and shark tooth hunting, or even fish along the pier. Make sure to visit Fort Clinch itself and capture a re-enactment of life during the civil war. Inside you can find many rooms and galleries to learn about the history of the site, as well as the whole grounds itself to explore.