Northeast Coast Sights

Huguenot Memorial Park

  • 10980 Heckscher Dr. Map It
  • Jacksonville
  • Beach–Sight

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Though it's officially a Jacksonville city park, this popular spot on the northern side of the St. Johns River is usually grouped with Amelia's beaches. Among a handful of places where driving on the beach is permitted, it's unusual in that no special permit is required. Families with lots of beach equipment like the option of parking close to the water, but it takes vigilance to avoid soft sand and incoming tides. The ocean side offers good surfing, Boogie boarding, and surf fishing. On the western side is a shallow, sheltered lagoon that's a favorite with windsurfers, paddleboarders, and parents of small children. The eastern side offers views of the aircraft carriers and destroyers at Mayport Naval Station. The park is also an important stop for migrating birds, so at certain times of the year, some areas are closed to vehicles. Amenities: showers; toilets; lifeguards (seasonal); parking (free). Best for: surfing; swimming; windsurfing.

Sight Information


10980 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, Florida, 32226, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $3 per person 8–10 am, $4 per car after 10
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 8–8; Nov.–Mar., daily 8–6

Published 09/18/2015


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