Similar to its sister neighborhoods Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach to the south, Atlantic Beach is a haven for those looking to escape the bustle of intown communities in favor of beachside living. The nearby Beaches Town Center offers plenty of entertainment with local restaurants, boutiques, cafes, fitness centers and bars for your shopping, socializing and happy hour needs.
Residents look forward to the annual Arts in the Park festival with artists, musicians and crafters, as well as the annual Dancing in the Streets event where the streets close down and are filled with live music. Bikes and walking are the popular choice for transportation, and you’ll always see locals heading to check out a newly opened spot or to visit one of the eight local parks.
Want to see what’s currently on the market?
Sleepy residential neighborhoods provide the perfect backdrop to beach days, outdoor activities and entertainment by the sea
Above average, but still deals to be found if you don’t mind some updating.
You want a small-town, “everyone knows everyone” type of place.
You like having your space.
The mix of architecture found down every street that makes the neighborhoods diverse and accessible.
The Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway
Hannah Park to Atlantic Boulevard
Don’t be deterred if you’re faced with a long line heading into this small family-owned shop off Atlantic Boulevard; this local favorite has some of the best shaved ice, halo halo (a Filipino shaved-ice treat) and crab cakes around. Besides their selection of shaved ice (they have more than 50 different flavors), the shop also offers plantains, salads, sandwiches and other quick eats – all within walking distance of the beach. Ohana means family, and you’ll definitely feel the love.
It may be small in size, but this Peruvian restaurant’s menu is mighty. Patrons swear by its lomo saltada (a stir-fried dish served on top of steak-cut fries), the mango smoothies and, as you might have guessed, a nice selection of customizable ceviche. Expect a longer wait time, but the food never disappoints and a Peruvian beer or wine helps the time go past a little faster.
Stop by Culhane’s for a pub-style Sunday brunch and you’ll be in for 2-for-1 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas served up with Irish favorites including Farmer’s Irish Breakfast plate and Oscar Wilde’s Whiskey Toast. There’s also a great happy hour during the week with flights of beers to try and plenty of Irish whisky.
Atlantic Beach’s most active park spreads out on 12 acres of land and includes a large picnic pavilion (available by reservation), six tennis courts, two racquetball courts, two playground areas, two ball fields and soccer fields. Residents enjoy Late Night Skate events at the public skate park, tennis lessons, and the annual Camp Out Under the Stars event for families.
This little entertainment district is a slice of vacation you can visit every day, full of charming shops, cafes and restaurants
Find out more about the City of Atlantic Beach
Search which elementary, middle and high schools are zoned for different areas
Search by area and type of crime