Limited opening of the Beaches - COVID-19 Update

The cities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Neptune Beach are in support of Governor DeSantis’ and Mayor Curry’s emergency declarations regarding COVID-19, and requirements for social distancing and minimal group sizes.  As of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020 all three communities are opening the beaches with restrictions for essential activities only. As defined in Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order, essential activities include the following:

  • Participating in recreational activities consistent with social distancing guidelines
  • Such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, running, swimming, taking care of pets and surfing

“Mayors Curry, Brown, and Glasser and I are in agreement about the decision to open the beaches on a limited basis. But it is crucial that social distancing guidelines, minimal group sizes, and time restrictions are strictly adhered to. This will allow us to continue flattening the curve in our community and will ensure that law enforcement resources are not spread too thin.”

In addition to limits on activities, beaches will open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. each morning and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each evening. They will remain closed during all other time periods. Please be advised that you are swimming and surfing at your own risk.

In Jacksonville Beach, public parking is available West of 1st Street. Public parking lots and end zones will be closed East of 1st Street.