Jacksonville, Florida is home to over 1.5 million people with 1/4 of the population affiliated with the Navy. Naval Station Mayport is one of three major Navy installations in the region. Mayport is home to a busy seaport as well as an air facility. The surrounding area offers the perfect temperature for year round outdoor activities, gorgeous beaches and parks, a ton of nightlife and entertainment, and a family friendly environment with great schools!
Life in and around Mayport Naval Station
Life on the Water!
Mayport is located in the northeast corner of the Jacksonville Beaches communities.
With the St. Johns River to the north, the Intracoastal waterway to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the area offers limitless water activities, including boating, fishing, swimming, beach combing, jet skiing, and much more!
Parks and Trails
The area surrounding Mayport is one of the least developed in the Beaches and is loaded with untamed jungle, parks and trails.
Hanna Park is the areas most notable park, offering hundreds of acres of untouched wilderness, a lake, camping, and miles of beautiful shoreline.
Mayport Road is the main road in the area and offers food trucks, dining, shops, and dive bars.
If you prefer a more upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment experience, just head south down to Atlantic Beach, to Beaches Town Center.
Mayport Village is an old fishing village.
There are endless fishing spots here, fantastic seafood restaurants and markets, and a ferry to get over the Saint Johns River.
Downtown and the Mainland
While the Beaches offer every amenity you could need, Jacksonville is just a bridge away.
Downtown Jacksonville is just 25 minutes away and the airport 40. The area just over the bridge is also a bustling city suburb.
Where to Live
Mayport Naval Station itself has a limited supply of housing.
Surrounding communities Mayport, North Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, ICW and Fort Caroline offer a quick commute and plenty of housing options for both renters and buyers.
Last Updated on April 29, 2022 by Minna Reid