Introduction to Atlantic Beach, Florida

Atlantic Beach, Florida, in Duval county, is 15 miles E of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is considered part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area. Atlantic Beach has a population of 13,368.

Atlantic Beach History

Atlantic Beach was a small and quiet seaside community till a railway station was built at the site. It was followed by the construction of the Continental Hotel. This was enough to spread the good word around, and Atlantic Beach became hot property. It got incorporated in 1926 with Harcourt Bull Sr. assuming duties as the first mayor. In 1987, the city acquired the Seminole Beach area and in 1996 it extended its boundaries to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Atlantic Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Dutton Island Preserve
  • Neptune Beach
  • Jacksonville Beach
  • Amelia Island
  • City of St. Augustine

Things To Do In Atlantic Beach

The miles of white beaches along with a great climate throughout the year make Atlantic Beach an ideal vacation destination. Popular activities include swimming, fishing, boating, golfing and other sports. Around 65 acres of the city are dedicated to parks which are neatly maintained and offer facilities for a varied range of activities. The nature park, Dutton Island Preserve, has a fishing pier, hiking trails, and even a floating dock for canoes and kayaks.

Atlantic Beach Transportation

Jacksonvillle International Airport provides access to air travel.

Atlantic Beach Higher Education

Florida Community College provides the local area with adult education.


Total Population 12,840
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,826
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 48%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.4%
Median Earnings25+ $38,805
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,804
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,113


Median Family Income $87,583
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2%


People Living Alone 29.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,145
Median House Value $322,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 11.3%

Atlantic Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of Jacksonville, Florida
County Duval
Metro Area Jacksonville
Standard Zip Codes 32224, 32233
Phone Area Codes 904
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.334
Longitude -81.398

Atlantic Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 64 F
Apr Temp 59 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 65 to 79 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 64 F
Apr Temp 59 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 66 to 80 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 65 F
Apr Temp 58 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 89 F
Oct Temp 64 to 79 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fernandina Beach 11,851 $62,060
Jacksonville 837,533 $57,944
Jacksonville Beach 21,822 $78,571
Neptune Beach 6,733 $93,750
Orange Park 8,472 $60,075
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Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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Historic Atlantic Beach


Hotel Continental 1902

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Hotel Continental 1902

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