Photo of surfers on Jacksonville area beach.

Recreational opportunities abound in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Nearly surrounded by water, Jacksonville enjoys a host of water-based activities that range from fishing and surfing to sailing and kayaking. In addition to its 20 miles of coastline, the city maintains acres of nature trails and hundreds of parks and playgrounds.

Jacksonville has more than 50 golf courses and is home to a professional football team and minor league clubs in baseball and hockey. For more on recreation, check out these websites: