Destination guide

Seaside fun at Jacksonville Beach vacation home rentals

Bracing sea air, panoramic views, and access to some of the best surfing spots in Florida are all part of the package when you book Jacksonville Beach vacation rentals. This sun-drenched stretch of Atlantic coastline has been hosting the prestigious pro/am WaveMasters competition since 1983, while each June the resort fills with young hopefuls and their families for the Florida Surfing Association’s joyful Super Grom Surf Fest for under-10s. But there’s more to Jacksonville Beach than world-class watersports—history, culture, cuisine,, and warm Southern hospitality are all part of its year-round appeal.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Jacksonville Beach vacation rentals

Jacksonville Beach’s soft sands and warm, gentle waves are the perfect backdrop for fun-filled family outings, with 22 miles of panoramic oceanfront to explore. The quaint village of Mayport is famous for its casino boats and seafood restaurants serving the local specialty, Mayport shrimp. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a favorite spot for picnicking, fishing, and hiking, along with a Splash Park where the little ones can cool off. A lively program of music concerts, open-air movies, art markets, and food festivals keeps the action going from spring to fall, and Jacksonville Beach vacation rentals offer the flexibility and freedom to seize every opportunity.


Activities near Jacksonville Beach vacation homes

Guided tours of the sights provide a great introduction to this friendly community—and one of the most popular visitor attractions is the Budweiser Brewery in downtown Jacksonville, which has been keeping the Southern states supplied with St. Louis’ famous beer since 1969. Self-guided walking tours offer an overview of the company’s fascinating history, while accompanied tours take you behind the scenes for a closer look at the brewing process and its state-of-the-art technology. Whichever option you choose, don't miss a chance to taste the delicious products and take home some merchandise of this legendary American brand.


Climate during your stay in Jacksonville Beach vacation homes

Florida’s humid subtropical climate is the main attraction for its thriving year-round vacation industry. Winter or summer, most days are filled with sunshine, while the proximity of the ocean keeps humidity at bay. In the sizzling heat of June through August, Jacksonville Beach vacation rentals with a pool are a bonus. The tropical storm season of September/October is a good time to look for bargains on Jacksonville Beach vacation rentals. The resort’s iconic pier creates excellent conditions for surfing all year round, with the less crowded winter months especially popular among experienced surfers.

Natural features

Jacksonville Beach’s unique wetlands

A trip to the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, around 15 miles north of Jacksonville Beach, provides a fascinating glimpse of the region’s unique environmental profile, as well as its rich social heritage. The preserve contains the state’s oldest standing plantation, the remains of a Spanish mission, and excavations dating back to 2500 BC. This vast unspoiled coastal wetland is home to a wide variety of animals, including opossums, armadillos, alligators, turtles, lizards, and many species of amphibians, along with a rich diversity of native and migrating water birds.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Jacksonville Beach

Fly into Jacksonville, FL (CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (12 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), which is 21.9 mi (35.3 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Jacksonville Beach vacation homes

Jacksonville Beach is filled with kid-friendly attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Vacation rentals can be found near places like the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, a vast zoo with local and African wildlife with gardens, a train, and a kids’ zone, and Kingsley Plantation, a riverfront plantation with weekend tours of outbuildings like slave quarters and a barn. Kids will also like MOSH, an amusement with aquariums and exhibits on the body, marine mammals, and energy.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Jacksonville Beach vacation homes

Couples can find an array of romantic attractions in Jacksonville Beach. Vacation homes are available near romantic places like the Friendship Fountain, a large fountain with a multicolored light show and massive jets, and Big Talbot Island State Park, an island with diverse natural habitats and opportunities for picnics and boating. You'll also like the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, an art museum with a wide variety of permanent art exhibits and rotating exhibitions.

How many vacation rentals are available around Jacksonville Beach, FL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 613 vacation rentals around Jacksonville Beach. From 222 house rentals to 257 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Jacksonville Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Jacksonville Beach:

  • Atlantic Shores: 58 vacation rentals
  • Amelia Island: 911 vacation rentals
  • The Beaches: 302 vacation rentals
  • Southside: 176 vacation rentals
  • Urban Core: 30 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Jacksonville Beach?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Jacksonville Beach. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Jacksonville Beach Pier: 1,033 vacation rentals
  • Huguenot Park: 913 vacation rentals
  • Players by the Sea: 1,045 vacation rentals
  • Beaches Museum & History Park: 1,044 vacation rentals
  • J. Johnson Gallery: 1,038 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jacksonville Beach listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jacksonville Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 222 Houses in Jacksonville Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jacksonville Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 257 rentals available
  • Cottages: 18 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jacksonville Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 253 vacation rentals with pool available in Jacksonville Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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