Introduction to Neptune Beach, States
Neptune Beach, Florida, in Duval county, is 15 miles E of Jacksonville, Florida. The city, included in the Jacksonville metropolitan area, had 7,270 residents as of the 2000 census.
Neptune Beach History
Neptune Beach, named after the King of the Sea, Neptune, was originally a part of Jacksonville Beach. It continued to be so till the 1931, when the residents voted to incorporate the area as their own town. The place was given its present name in 1922 and in the same year, one of the residents constructed a private train station. Neptune Beach is a part of the community of Jackson Beaches.
Neptune Beach and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Science & History
- Big Talbot Island State Park
- Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
- Cumberland Island National Seashore
- Saint Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
- Little Talbot Island State Park
Things To Do In Neptune Beach
The city of Neptune Beach has a number of museums located nearby such as the Saint Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, the Museum of Science & History, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and the Spanish Quarter Museum. Some other attractions in the area are the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, and the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Jacksonville Zoo is a popular animal park that is the ideal location for a day trip with children and family. Shoppers can enjoy the the Atlantic Village Shopping Center. Churches in the area include the Christ Church, and First Missionary Baptist Church.
Neptune Beach Transportation
Air transportation facilities are availabe at the Jacksonville International Airport.
Neptune Beach Higher Education
Florida Community College at Jacksonville, The University of Florida, and Daytona Beach Community College offer opportunities for higher education.