Great surfing on both sides of the pier. This is a spot that the best surfers will be found when it gets good. Believe it or not we have a couple of the best Surf teams in the country at UNF and Sunrise Surf Shop. We also have some professional surfers that are from the North East FL Region
This is also a great beach for hanging out if you like the city beach feel then head for the pier. If you are looking for a park with a great playground and more then find your way to South Beach Park & Ed Austin Skate Park
If you like it more quiet then I recommend heading north or south of the pier area. South you will find the old Jax Beach Pier now known as Oceanfront Park. Further south and you will find yourself in Ponte Vedra Beach, Visit Trip Advisor top 10 to do i Vm n PVB. If you like a fancy feel then this is the area for you.
Hanna Park offers everything from camping, lake kayaking, frisbee golf, and beginner - intermediate mountain biking trails.