Jacksonville, FL, is a bustling metropolis with plenty of food, entertainment, and things to do with the family. Touted by tourists as the “River City by the Sea”, this city is a nature lover’s paradise. While there are plenty of nature preserves and wildlife parks, nothing beats the feeling of sand between the toes. So, buckle up in your minivan rental from Carl’s Van Rentals and check out some of Jacksonville’s white, sandy beaches.

The Top 3 Beaches in Jacksonville

1. Jacksonville Beach

At the top of our list is the city’s crowning glory, Jacksonville Beach, which features the city’s largest expanse of soft white sand and is the perfect place to spend the day. When you’re not cooling off in the water, take a stroll down the Jacksonville Beach Pier for an even more up-close view of the wildlife that lives just offshore. If you’re looking for a great place to hang out with the kids, bodysurf, and snorkel without all the crowds, then this is the beach for you. 

2. Neptune Beach

For those who love to bike or surf, check out Neptune Beach. This beachfront community is sandwiched between Jacksonville Beach and Atlantic Beach, making it one of the best spots for pink- and orange-hued skies. Couples enjoy the romantic scenes of Neptune Beach, and families enjoy building sandcastles and working on tans. Neptune also offers great nearby boutiques and restaurants for when the sun goes down. 

3.  Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

If you’ve got kids in tow, you’ll love this beach park. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park features biking trails, a splash park, picnic areas, campgrounds, a fishing lake, and a stunning sugar-white sandy beach. This park is also a haven for surfers, since the waves crashing into the shore are some of the most radical waves in the state. With plenty of entertainment and activities, you and your loved ones will never get bored.

Plan Your Next Jacksonville Van Rental

Carl’s Van Rentals has locations all over the state, including right here in Jacksonville, FL. We offer affordable minivans, Sprinter vans, and passenger vans to accommodate traveling parties of all sizes. When you want to pack everyone into the same vehicle and head to one of these spectacular beaches, give us a call at (904) 727-3848 or get your van reserved online.