All Beaches in Jacksonville Place
All Beaches in Jacksonville Place: Monday night’s fireworks display will take place from Jacksonville Beach Pier; in Neptune Beach, police are turning much of 1st Street into a bicycle lane.
FLORIDA’S JACKSONVILLE BEACH – Tens of thousands of people will visit the beaches in the Jacksonville area during the Fourth of July vacation.
One of the busiest weekends of the year is this one.
News4JAX discovered that despite a years-long project to reconstruct it due to hurricane damage, the Jacksonville Beach Pier will not be accessible to the general public just yet.
The pier is scheduled to open next week, according to city officials, but on Monday night they will utilise it for the beach’s fireworks display.
Beachgoers and emergency personnel are preparing for a busy weekend in the interim.
Beach lifeguards, firefighters, and police are preparing for what will undoubtedly be a very busy holiday with large crowds on the sand, sidewalks, and streets.
Beachgoer Halley Stover described her Fourth of July plans as “just going to the beach, drinking some beer, and hanging out.”
Greg Pepper, another beachgoer, agreed, saying, “That’s all – just chill around, get some sun.”
The couple travelled from northern Virginia to Jacksonville Beach. They were forewarned by News4JAX that although it was calm on Thursday, that won’t be the case in a few days.
People from all over the world will ride bikes, skateboards, and virtually anything with wheels to the beach area.
The 7,200-person city of Neptune Beach will receive tens of thousands of tourists.
According to Cmdr. Mike Key of the Neptune Beach Police Department, there will be 30 to 35 officers patrolling Neptune Beach. “They achieve that by using trucks and bicycle patrol. On the beach, I’ll send them out on ATVs and four-wheelers as well as, obviously, on foot patrol.
Key said that other organisations, such as the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, assist with patrol and emergency response. As people move between house parties and beach tents, police have converted much of First Street into one large bicycle lane.
We chose to entirely close the road to all vehicular or traffic along the First Street corridor in Neptune Beach from Seagate Avenue to Cherry Street,” Key stated.
Key continued, “There are thousands of bicycles who will be commuting. “We truly want everyone to be safe while they commute and celebrate the Fourth of July, including the skateboarders, pedestrians, and bikers.
Red flags were flying in the ocean on Thursday and may do so throughout the vacation. Lifeguards are concerned about rip currents, big waves, and the intense heat because they know they need all hands on deck.
Getting ready for the “Super Bowl of lifeguarding,” according to Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue Lt. Max Ervanian.
The fundamentals are being preached.
“We want to urge beachgoers to always keep hydrated, to never swim alone, and to always swim in front of a lifeguard. Even though it doesn’t seem warm, the sun is out, you’re outside, and you’re extremely likely to become dehydrated, according to Ervanian.