I love the beach. Are there any apartments near the water?

Photo of The Strand ApartmentsThe Strand is located in downtown, but is close to the beach and has and amazing view of the city.

Jacksonville Beach is 21 miles of soft sand and crystal clear water stretching along the northeast of Florida's "First Coast". With this much beach, an apartment hunter stationed in Jacksonville can't help but wonder. Are there any apartments near or on the water? The answer is yes! If you are stationed in Jacksonville there are plenty of options to choose from regarding waterside apartments. Here on RentJax we realize that members of our armed forces need and deserve a home that maximizes relaxation. Our site has easy, to use search tools so you can find your perfect apartment near or on the beach.

So, now you know living near or on the beach is a possibility. What kinds of beach activities are available at Jacksonville Beach? Jacksonville offers vast stretches of gorgeous beach, a fresh new golf course, a celebrated fishing pier and water activities galore, volleyball courts, surfing, fishing and a wide variety of restaurants and bars – Jacksonville Beach has a little something for everyone! Visitors and locals alike are charmed by dolphins rolling just outside the surf line. Owning some of the best surf in Florida, surfers are drawn to Jacksonville Beach. Your new apartment will be so close to the beach, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy these attractions year- round.

If you like to kick back and throw the line, then the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier is where you want to be. The pier spans out nearly a quarter of a mile into the Atlantic Ocean and has an amazing view of the coastline. Admission is only $1 for pedestrians, fishermen are $4. So, you pretty much can't afford not to go enjoy yourself on the pier.

Interested in getting a little culture in your life? The Museum & History Center in Jacksonville Beach educates visitors and local about the rich history of Jacksonville. With its replica boardwalk filled with photos and displays of earlier times, patrons will be taken back in time to an era when Jacksonville's beaches were the turf of politicians, celebrities, gangsters and socialites.

If you family then you have to head to Adventure Landing. This is a safe haven from the summer heat. The entire family can cool off at Shipwreck Island Waterpark and get wild on the four main water slides. Lil' St. Johns River is great for relaxing and tubing down the lazy river. Kiddie's Cove for your toddlers to enjoy, and Pirate's Play Village and wave pool is great for the entire family.

If being in close proximity to the beach is important to you, then RentJax has a plenty of apartments to choose from. Being stationed here will seem like a chronic vacation because of all the relaxing and adventurous activities for a single person or the entire family, and you'll only be moments away from the beach!

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