|History of Piers is the Jacksonville Beach area
First known pier in the area at Micklers Landing. We
know it was here in 1935 and believe it was torn down by
a hurricane in 1947.
|First Pier in Jax. Beach known as Shad's Pier
The 2nd pier located at 6th Ave South ran by
Rhonda for many years.
Atlntic Beach pier after Dora
Hurrican Dora shorten the pier.
The T was found and replaced but
the section of the pier was never
The Jacksonville Beach Pier was designed not only to serve the recreational
needs of area residents and visitors but also to withstand the worst that the
atlantic ocean can dish out. At 1,320 feet, the new pier is 303 feet longer
than the old Jax Pier which was 997 feet in length and approximately 16 feet
wide. The new pier, which is handicapped accessible, features a 20-foot
wide wooden deck, several fish cleaning stations, a concession area, bait
shop, and restrooms.
World Record Shark Caught by a guy known as Blackie. This shark
was caught on the 2nd Jax. Beach Pier located at 6th ave south and
ran by Rhonda Boone Wilson
Florida Pier Anglers Association Inc. (FPAA) was created to foster fellowship among the members using
Florida's fishing piers, To provide pier fishing education and clinics for the membership and other interested
parties, To provide a conduit for contributions to the community and charitable organizations thru
tournaments, with monetary contributions and volunteer service time and To foster a positive relationship
between the management of Florida piers and the association. The organization was started in 2005 by Joe
Dionne, and he ran a very successful web cite for many years Jacksonville Beach Pier.com Two of the video
montages Joe put together to show the history or the club and the beginning of the new pier are below, to see
them just click on the link.
Open- Dec. 30th, 2004
Lenght - 1320 feet - 1/4 Mile
Width - 20 feet
T at the end - 31 x 48 ft.
Cost - 3,5000.00
Due to the hard work of Roger
Walker, the pier got extra
footage so kingfishing on the
peir would be possible.
A tropical storm ended
the life of the Jax. Beach
Pier. Notice the pilling in
the wave, that was the T,
coming in to smash the
rest of the pier. So many
good times at that pier.