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[*] posted on 11-12-2014 at 01:18 PM
Best Jax Beach areas?


So I might have an option to relocate for work. Not sure I want to move at all. BUT our company has an operation in Jacksonville Fla, so as far as places to ride in the Jax area, what are the options? I know Anastasia State Park, Fernandina Beach are close. Anything else?



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[*] posted on 11-12-2014 at 07:00 PM


Come on down! I think little talbot state park and Huguenot Park would also be useful spots to buggy that are closer to Jax than St. Augustine. That said, all the cool kids buggy @ Anastasia.

/me puts on his cool kid shades :cool:

Ohh, and Jekyll is not so far away and if you are up for it Cumberland Island.




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[*] posted on 11-13-2014 at 05:40 AM


can you buggy on cumberland???? I camped there like 15 yrs ago and remember the beach... it was nice.... but how would you get your gear there?

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[*] posted on 11-13-2014 at 11:59 AM


I buggied at Cumberland Island a couple times. It was a long time ago (1994?), so maybe things have changed but here's what I did. I got a camping reservation at the Sea Camp campsite and took the ferry over. The ferry operators had a rule about no bicycles on the ferry, but they had no rules about mysterious large bags. I took a small buggy--probably a Peter Lynn Comp--with barrows. It was completely disassembled.

Between kites, buggy and camping gear I had a lot of stuff, but I once I was on the island I assembled the buggy, loaded my gear into it and towed it across the island to Sea Camp. This is not so unusual. There were campers with big rolling coolers on the boat with us.

From sea camp the boardwalk to the beach is not too long. I don't think it's wide enough for a buggy, so be prepared to shoulder your gear.

The beach is crazy wide at low tide. It's very much like Jekyll Island just to the North. The difference is its longer and I recall no rules except, "don't approach the horses." I never did get to to do the epic tip to tail run, but it was fun. Buggying makes every beach trip better.

As to Cumberland Island, it's just great. I love the place. I really need to go back. Nick is harassing me to go back and relive the buggy adventures of my youth. I might yet cave.

By the way, camping reservation at CI required a lot of lead time back in the day. Keep this in mind in your planning.

If you want to day trip it, that could work too. Take the first boat out, get off at Sea Camp. Take the last boat home and don't miss it. Of course there's always charter service. That might make life easier.

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[*] posted on 11-13-2014 at 01:13 PM


Cumberland would be cool, but not likely any time soon. When I think about it, we actually camped in Saint Mary's and took a day trip. I remember having to make reservations to get on the island several months in advance. It is a beautiful spod, non doubt.

Thanks Philip.




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[*] posted on 11-13-2014 at 02:28 PM


cool man. guess we need a cumberland tour....meters always showing decent air there ....somebody say when?



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[*] posted on 11-13-2014 at 03:24 PM


oO if Chad is in too, perhaps that sweetens the pot for Philip. As he already mentioned, I am game!



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[*] posted on 11-13-2014 at 03:30 PM


Awesome info dudes! Not sure the outcome for work yet but if I get a choice and MUST move somewhere, JAX it is!



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