5 Family-Friendly Activities for Anyone Living at Jacksonville Beach

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Jacksonville Beach is a great place to raise a family. Besides the scenic views and welcoming people there is so much to do, especially for families. Here are five family-friendly activities for anyone living in Jacksonville Beach.

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5. Cradle Creek Preserve

Boardwalk over the swamp in late afternoon.

A photo posted by Jennifer Wolfe (@inthegarden) on May 13, 2016 at 11:47am PDT

Cradle Creek Preserve, 43.3 acres of undisturbed land along the Intracoastal waterway, is the perfect place to take the whole family on a nature hike, thanks to trails and boardwalks. The observation platform overlooking Pable Creek Estuary offers up breathtaking views you won’t find anywhere else.

4. Adventure Landing

Wit son on these carts

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Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach, features go-karts, two 18-hole miniature golf courses, laser tag in our multi-level arena, gaming arcade, roller coaster, flight simulator, batting cages. There’s no shortage of activities to keep your family entertained and to make you feel like a kid again.

3. Beaches Museum and History Park

Getting a tour from our friends at the Beaches Museum & History Park this morning.

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Travel back in time at the Beaches Museum and History Park. Jacksonville Beach is so rich in history and there is so much to learn about the place you call home. These exhibits and first-hand accounts bring that history to life, all the while being informative and fun.

2. Players by the Sea

The staff is Shipwrecked! At PBTS! #ShipwreckedAtJaxBeach #ProudToBeAPlayer

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There’s always something going on at the Players by the Sea theater. They provide a home for many activities. Local playwrights, solo performance artists, and groups of young actors bring the theater personal projects that provide excitement and enrichment the whole family can enjoy.

1. Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier

Saltwater wake up!

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Nothing quite beats spending the day by the water with family. The Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, nearly a quarter of a mile long, offers visitors close-up views of the Atlantic Ocean and gives anglers access to deep-water species of fish.

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