Econo Lodge Mayport
2401 Mayport Rd.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Phone: (904) 249-0313
Fax: (904) 241-2155
Soak up the fresh air at this oceanfront Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, which features a 1.5-mile beach, nature trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, stocked fishing lakes and serene beaches. Lifeguards are present to keep a watchful eye on swimmers, so have fun knowing you are in a safe environment. The lakeside swimming area has fountains and squirt guns. Boating, canoeing, hiking and biking facilities are also available, while lakeside tables and grills provide the perfect spots to relax and enjoy refreshments from the available concession stands.
St. Johns River Light, also known as Old St. Johns River Light is a historic lighthouse located in Jacksonville, Florida. One of the oldest lighthouse still standing at the mouth of the St. Johns river, it also holds the distinction of being one of the oldest building in the Mayport area. The brick lighthouse has been functional since 1858 and was deactivated in 1929. Tours to the lighthouse are available.
East of Jacksonville, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intra-Coastal Waterway is Jacksonville Beach. The Beach is a business, resort, and residential area, perfect for a family fun day. With oceanfront hotels, plenty of dining and shopping options, and even a golf course, there is plenty to see and do. After spending the day under the sun, periodic festivals and concerts provide further entertainment options.
The Jacksonville Beach Pier is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Nearly a quarter of a mile long, the Pier attracts a healthy mix of fisherman and visitors simply wanting to take cool photos. The Pier is open from 6a to 10p, giving a sunrise to sunset window to cast your line, stroll the wooden plank or simply take in the fresh ocean breeze. Concessions, restrooms and a bait shop are available on-site.
After a great game of golf on their 9-hole range, have an appetizing meal at Hero's 19th Hole Restaurant. Serving delectable sandwiches with sides of crunchy fries, Hero's brings you the perfect leisure spot for a Sunday afternoon.
Located at the intersection of 10th Street and 2nd Avenue, Gonzales Park offers a nice opportunity for outdoor and recreational activities. The small park features a pair of ball fields and a basketball court, along with shaded picnic spots and barbecue grills.
Adventure Landing, an all-in-one family fun center, is located between Jacksonville Beach and the Intercoastal Waterway. You can play miniature golf, ride go-carts, play laser tag or try your luck at the batting cages. The water park is complete with slides, a wave pool and a pirate-themed play village. It is the perfect place to cool off and have a great time on a hot Florida day. Admission to the water park for children under the age of three is free.
Wildlife surrounds more than four miles of these scenic hiking trails, including rare birds, raccoons, foxes and turtles. Guided tours take place each Saturday afternoon to help visitors learn more about the ecological zones in the park and to point out some of the area's hard-to-spot animals. Additional outdoor activities include bicycling, fishing, boating and picnicking. The preserve is accessible from the Arlington Expressway and Atlantic Boulevard on the east side of the city. There is no entrance fee.
Named in honor of the Huguenot French settlers who colonized the area for a short while in the 16th century, Huguenot Memorial Park is another one of Jacksonville's many jewels. Aficionados of our fine-feathered friends will enjoy the avian observatory tower, and nature trails, perfect for bird watching. Adventurous types can rent canoes and use the boat launch to access the waterways, while sports-lovers can rent volleyball equipment, horseshoes and bicycles for an afternoon of fun.
Beaches Museum & History Park, located on Beach Avenue commemorates the state's heritage and history. The facility depicts the beginnings of Florida's pioneer beach cities, these include Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach, to name a few.
Children and adults alike enjoy this quaint park and museum located in a restored railroad section foreman's house, and post office from 1903. Guided tours of these historic buildings and the Beaches' railway are available. A highlight is the lovingly restored Locomotive #7, a 28-ton steam engine built in 1911 and housed in a small glass-enclosed building—visitors can view it from the outside or close up from the inside. A gift shop is located inside the Old Railroad Depot. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.
Jacksonville Beach Golf Club, on Penman Road features a stellar 18-hole golf course. The city-run facility also includes a pro-shop and driving range.