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Things to do in Fort George Island, Jacksonville

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Ride beside rivers edge to the inlet and over to the beach. Surf, swim, fish, shell, sunbathers, bird watch, kite surfing, sea dooing, kayak etc.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Fish Market
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“Fresh, fresh, fresh. Family owned for years. Cooked perfectly or bought fresh raw seafood, it's the best!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Tour the old home and other plantation structures on beautiful Fort George Island.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Singleton's Seafood Shack as seen on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is where locals go to eat seafood for generations. Not fancy as the name implies, but delicious FRESH seafood served in a old school shack. You will want to eat out on the deck to enjoy the wonderful views, and sounds of the St. Johns River. Be sure to order the world famous Mayport fried shrimp! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best gator tail and calamari. Laid back and great view. Request chris-he's the best server I’ve ever had.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Transportation
“Drive up to Mayport, eat at Safe Harbor or Singletons (another DD & D), take the ferry across the St. Johns river, visit Little Talbot Island. The beach there is beautiful. If you walk to the left you will see drift wood sculptures and natural dunes and not a lot of people. You can continue to drive to Amelia Island, which offers shops and restaurants.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Cross over to Mayport and on to Jax. Beach, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine following A1A. FROM MAYPORT VILLAGE TO FT. GEORGE ISLAND Monday – Friday: 6:00 am, 6:30 am, 7:00 am and continuing on the hour and half hour, with the final departure at 7:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am, 7:30 am, 8:00 am and continuing on the hour and half hour, with the final departure at 8:30 pm.   FROM FT. GEORGE ISLAND TO MAYPORT VILLAGE Monday – Friday: 6:15 am and continuing on the quarter after and quarter before the hour, with the final departure at 7:15 pm. Saturday and Sunday: 7:15 am and continuing on the quarter after and the quarter before the hour, with the final departure at 8:45 pm. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Premise
“Local history and display on local ecosystem. Close by and located near Kingsley Plantation. Same location as Ribault Club. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Want to go fishing on a big boat? Catch your own fish? Have someone clean them for you when you return to the dock? Welllll, head on over to Mayport, where you will see all our shrimp boats first hand and get some photo opportunities. Don’t miss Safe Harbor seafood market and restaurants . Fresh fish cooked to order while you wait out back on the marina dock. Then take some seafood, stone crab claws, oysters out to the beach for a feast. Fun time for all ages. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Historical club with such a beautiful drive and to Kingsley afterward or before. Added museum. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Ecological Museum in a beautifully restored turn of the century country club. Same location as Ft George Island Cultural State Park. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Great way to get to Amelia Island! Fun experience!The crossing of the St. Johns River by AIA may be made aboard a car and passenger ferry run by the St. Johns River Ferry Service. Watch sea birds and an occasional group of porpoises as you cross the river. The fare is $6.00 for automobiles and $1.00 for pedestrians and bicycles. The Ferry operates every day, including holidays. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Harbor / Marina
“Best way to get to Huguenot state park. Take advantage of the experience and get faster to your destination. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Fish Market
“Fresh, fresh, fresh. Family owned for years. Cooked perfectly or bought fresh raw seafood, it's the best!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Singleton's Seafood Shack as seen on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is where locals go to eat seafood for generations. Not fancy as the name implies, but delicious FRESH seafood served in a old school shack. You will want to eat out on the deck to enjoy the wonderful views, and sounds of the St. Johns River. Be sure to order the world famous Mayport fried shrimp! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best gator tail and calamari. Laid back and great view. Request chris-he's the best server I’ve ever had.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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