Located in northeast Florida, the small seaside community of Atlantic Beach is surrounded by natural beauty. Most notably there are the stunning beaches to the east, the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway marshes to the west and the maritime woods of Hanna Park to the north.
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, encompassing 450 acres on the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean, has 1.5 miles of sandy beach and is noted for its fine surfing at an area known as “The Poles” located at the extreme southern end of the Mayport Naval Station Beach.
Atlantic Beach is also known now for The Dutton Island Park and Preserve purchased by The City of Atlantic Beach from Dutton’s estate in 1998. Dutton Island is a passive park that consists of 9,000 square feet of nature trails, a fishing and viewing pier, a canoe/kayak launch, picnic areas and pavilions, camping areas and parking. A marked canoe trail provides a sheltered paddle to Tideviews Park.
Tideviews Preserve consists of 8 acres of passive parkland. Tideviews offers a scenic view of the Intracoastal Waterway, 2500 feet of trail and boardwalk, restroom facilities, canoe launch, scenic overlook, a fishing area and public parking.
Atlantic Beach provides year round enjoyment for the outdoor enthusiast as well as a small newly renovated Town Center with fine shopping, dining and night life.
Just to the west of Atlantic Beach lie all of the amenities of the City of Jacksonville, and as such, Atlantic Beach offers the best of small town and urban living.
Just south of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach is also one of the communities along with Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, and Baldwin that remained quasi-independent when the majority of communities in Duval County consolidated with Jacksonville in 1968
Neptune Beach is part of the Jacksonville Beaches community.