Named in honor of the Huguenot French settlers who colonized the area for a short while in the 16th century, Huguenot ... More
Huguenot Memorial Park
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.
Did not mind paying the 3 dollar fee to get in. But thought it was a bit ridiculous to have to pay for a pavilion in order to eat under it. The beach is ridiculously crowded even thru the week. Kids always run in front of the vehicles driving on the beach. I use to go this beach before it all changed. It is horrible now and I will never go back again. It is a shame because it use to be a great place to go and relax. Do not waste your time going there.
Consult the tide chart because when high tide is in they will close the entrance to more people getting in. $3 to get in, restrooms, outdoor shower, and a bait and sandwich shop at entry. Intercoastal is on your right as you drive through with camp sites right on the water. There is a shallow "family beach" which fills with water when the tide comes in, but it is behind the dunes, no waves so it is perfect for kids. The beach is long and can easily hold a few thousand people, rock jetty on one end and pier on the other. All day you can see massive navy and cruise ships entering and exiting the intercoastal in the distance. Lots of cops, fire department, lifeguards and trash cans keep it safe and freindly. There is a lunch truck that crusises up and down the beadch selling snacks all day. You can drive on this beach which is the best part! No lugging your stuff down to the water. But the tide comes in close to the dunes, dont be alarmed but unless you park right against the dunes dont leave your car on the beach and go for a walk when the tide is coming in, it will most likely be in the water when you get back. Also, when you are leaving if its high tide you will almost certainly have to drive in the water. Rest assured I have seen many cars drive in the water with no problems, even though doing so at most beaches will get you stuck. Just stay as far out of the water is as safe for you and your fellow beach goers, meaining watch fro children. Have fun its a great beach.
It is a clean beach and the party enclosures on the family side are a plus. They could stand to have a few more than the 3 they have. There are lots of options to have fun. Camp sites are good and fairly well maintained. Bring your own portable potty though because theirs are nasty most of the time due to the high volumn of people that use them. Not being able to bring your dogs any longer is kind of sad. But after the last time of having a large dog pooping on my towel at the beach (because of the owner not watching her) I can understand why. The owners of misbehaving/bad/mean dogs needed to keep their pets home and away from others. Those kind of owners ruined it for everyone!
Very kid and family friendly. Plenty of lifeguards on patrol most of the time to ensure our safety around water. One more could be used in family swim area.
Overall a good time was had by all as always!!
This is by far the best beach! There's many different kinds of spots you can choose to have a great day. There's the camp side where you can fish and sleep over.. The family beach for those who just like calm water and last but not least the ocean side! It's the best! It huge you wont have a problem finding the perfect spot to park (check the tides) and play. If you like to fish that's fine too. It's well worth the entrance fee and camping fee's which include and indoor shower hut I might add. The beach goers they have bathrooms, outdoor shower and restaurant, mobile food venders it's the perfect spot to enjoy Florida's fun & sun. I've lived here for 35+ years and will gladly take the extra 10 min ride to come here. Thanks to everyone keeping our beach clean and fun. Hope you enjoy my pic's starting from the sign Huguenot through the ending pic of the Jetties.
My poor dog should be allowed on the beach. This is after all a man made expanse of beach formed by the backwash of sand from the jetties. Dogs on a leash should be allowed on the beach in some capacity.
love being able to drive up onto the beach and set up the grill but as of may 1st pets are no longer allowed on any beaches, shorelines, etc. they are allowed on the campground but you have to leave your dog at camp or at home. SOME FAMILY VACATION SPOT! My dog is family too.
I thought it was realaxing and peaceful. The intercoastal was ten feet away and the beach was with walking distance. We slept on the beach and watched the sunrise it was awesome.The only down part about it was the bathrooms which were really dirty.Other than that i gve it four out of five stars.
The place is beautiful.... but if you are camping there the bathrooms are disgusting!!!! The showers are nasty and there is no electric hook ups. I will never camp there again unless they spend some of the money they are making to hire a cleaning crew to take care of the bathrooms and showers and they have to have hookups.. other than that we had a wonderful week camping and watching the sunrise.. :)
This beach was perfect, $3 to get in was a bargain, we're from KC and have a friend that lives down there who took it and it was a blast. We drove a sporty set low convertible onto the sand w/o a problem. Even though it was chilly out they're was still plenty to do. Highly reccommend.
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