Posted June 17th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Last edited by cruisers7771; June 17th, 2009 at 03:12 PM
I live in Jax and I can help!
The best spot to watch the ship leave is at Huguenot Memorial Park. Take Hecksher drive all the way down a ways (not sure on miles, you can mapquest it from the port address) and it will be on your right. You cant miss it. Its $3.00 per car entry. Inside the park, park at Sharky's (food hut) and sit on the beach facing Mayport Naval Base. (cant miss it, huge naval ships on opposite side) The cruise ship passes right infront of you. This park is at the end of the river where it runs into the ocean so you will most likely see the ship turn too. If you go to coj.net and do a search of recreational parks, it will give you a map.
SINGLETONS!!! LOVE SINGLETONS!!!!!!!
I have gone to singletons since I was a little kid! Great food!!
If you want to stop on your way to see the ship leave, take the ferry across the river. Singletons is right next to the ferry port. Plenty of parking! Singleton's is a shack, its old but its got great food!
The ferry will be off of hecksher BEFORE you get to huguenot park on your right. Cant miss it. (Ferry signs) http://www.stjohnsriverferry.com/
When you are done eating, get back on ferry to head to huguenot park. Or if you would like to stay on that side where singletons is, take a Right turn from singletons and head down the road a ways until you see some small beach sections where you can drive onto. Most of these are shoulder parking, some you can drive out on but that depends on the tide. I would say go to huguenot!! And again I would recommend taking the ferry. Its a nice short ride and you can get out of your car on the ferry. Bring chairs to huguenot if you do go!!
Kevin & Molly
"I've got my toes in the water, butt in the sand,
not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand,
Life is good today, Life is good today!"
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