Neptune Beach

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Neptune Beach was originally part of Jacksonville Beach. Through its development, the part of Jacksonville Beach north of 20th Avenue North was sparsely populated, with a brick road (First Street) connecting the more populated southern area with Atlantic Beach. The name "Neptune Beach" originated in 1922 with Dan G. Wheeler, one of the few residents. Wheeler had a home at what is now One Ocean Hotel (now in Atlantic Beach), and had to walk all the way home from Mayport each evening after taking the Florida East Coast Railway train home from work in Jacksonville. A friend who worked for the railroad informed Wheeler that if he had a station, the train would have to stop for him, so Wheeler built his own train station near his home and named it Neptune.

Coastal Beach Community 

Wake up to beautiful sunrises, turtle nests skirting the dunes, beach biking, paddle and kite boarders, and surfers gliding the waves. The town is dotted with local pubs, restaurants, micro breweries, dog parks, shopping, farmers markets and hotels.