If you have been wanting to get into watersports, Jacksonville is a great place to do it. 22 miles of beaches. 40 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway. 50 public boat launches. 50 miles of the St. Johns River. There are more than 1,100 miles of water for you to test out. From freshwater to saltwater and a mix of both, the natural water in this area offers plenty of space for you to enjoy. Here are popular watersports you can try in the Jacksonville area.
Rent a kayak and take it out on your own, or join a guided tour, where you can learn about the area or get a good workout in. You can kayak on the ocean, to see dolphins or turtles, or head inland and enjoy the rivers or marshes for a different experience.
Stand up paddleboarding has grown in popularity and it’s a great way to get a good workout with a great view. Enjoy paddleboarding on the lakes, rivers or ocean.
Boating and sailing:
With so much shoreline, it’s no surprise that boating and sailing are popular pastimes. Rent a boat, or bring your own, and spend a day on the water.
A great way to see the wildlife, you can go diving or snorkeling along the coast to see what’s living under the surface of the water around one of the 30 reefs in the area.
If you’ve never surfed before, you can take a lesson or rent a board from one of the local shops. If you’re an old pro, then grab your board and head out to one of the beaches!
This activity can be done from the water on a kayak or boat, or from the shoreline. Don’t forget the fishing license you’ll need from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, for both saltwater and freshwater fishing.
Cedar Bay by Breeze Homes
There’s so much to do on Jacksonville’s waters that you may want to live close to take full advantage. In the northside area of Jacksonville, Cedar Bay is a growing neighborhood within easy driving distance to the beaches and downtown.
Each home is designer improved and has an easy buying process, so you and your family can get started on the next chapter of your lives as homeowners. Contact our experienced, friendly agents to learn how you can get started with the home buying process.
Are you a running, or an aspiring runner? You may be searching for a new home with a place nearby for you to enjoy your hobby or train for that next marathon. No matter if you’re running one mile or 20 on the weekends, a running path is a necessity for any runner. Jacksonville, Fla., is a great city for runners, because there are beaches and rivers to run along, as well as sidewalks, trails and parks. No matter where you run, there is sure to be a view and a breeze.
Along the St. Johns River is a path that is probably the most popular running path in the city. You can cross over pedestrian bridges and run all or part of the five-mile out-and-back route.
If you want views of the ocean, shade and a breeze, this path is just over a 5K distance and is known for amazing sunrises. Head out early and enjoy the view, or take an afternoon jog with the shade from the homes lining the roads.
Hanna State Park:
If you plan to jump in the ocean after your run, this oceanfront state park is a great place to run.
Jacksonville Baldwin Trail:
With nearly 15 miles of trails, this converted railroad track offers cool, tree-covered paths for runners on a longer run. It’s a smooth trail, too, so no worries about tripping and falling as you go.
Guana River State Park:
Stay cool and enjoy the outdoors on your run. With nine miles of trails, this park offers marsh and waterway views through a maritime forest.
If you’re looking for a trail run rather than a street run, head out to one of the toughest routes in the area. At the Theodore Roosevelt Area at the preserve, you’ll find elevations, rough terrain and a wooded six mile route.
Townsend Village by Breeze Homes
These designer-approved homes in the Northside area are near schools, Jacksonville University, Tree Hill Nature Center and more. With so many places nearby to eat and drink, a nice running path might be a nice balance to your new neighborhood.
Townsend Village gives homeowners an easy home buying experience, for a less stressful option when searching for your next Jacksonville house. Friendly, experienced agents will walk you through the entire process and help you understand where you are in the home purchase experience. Get in touch today to learn how you can be a proud new owner of a Townsend Village home.