Here’s what you need to know
Share this

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla – Thousands of people are expected to hit local beaches to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Jacksonville-area beach leaders are encouraging people to follow certain rules to be safe and to be aware of their surroundings both in the water and on land.

If you’re going out in the water to swim or surf, it’s a good idea to do so in the area by the lifeguard’s station.

Also, be mindful of the flags at the beaches for the water.

  • Red flag: There is a high-water hazard and stronger currents with a more dangerous surf.

  • Double red flags: The water is closed to the public.

  • Yellow flag: A medium hazard level and could mean strong currents or rough surf.

  • Purple flag: There is dangerous marine life in the area

  • Green flag: The water is calm and there is a low hazard.

PREVIOUS STORY: First responders preparing for packed Jacksonville-area beaches over July 4th weekend

For those going to hang out at Jacksonville Beach, remember no grills, alcohol or fireworks are allowed on the beach because of the large crowds.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to keep a close eye on small children.

A fireworks show is scheduled at 9 p.m. Monday from the Jacksonville Beach Pier. There will be no beach access between Third Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North due to the fireworks show. That area is considered a public safety zone.

RELATED: Jacksonville Beach 4th of July fireworks: Here’s what you need to know | Fireworks scheduled throughout Jacksonville area to celebrate July 4th

Traffic — both pedestrians and vehicles — will be heavy, according to the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, so that means, starting at 5 p.m., some roads to be closed or blocked.

Road closures:

  • State Road A1A will have several turning lanes blocked to aid in the northern and southern flow of traffic.

  • Beach Boulevard will have limitations at different intersections to aid in the westerly flow of traffic.

  • Pedestrians are strongly encouraged to only cross at properly marked pedestrian crossings.

  • The main travel route for northbound and southbound traffic along the three beach communities will be A1A. A secondary route will be Penman Road to Florida Boulevard and then to Mayport Road.

  • The main travel routes westbound will be J. Turner Butler, Beach and Atlantic boulevards. A secondary route for westbound traffic will be Wonderwood Drive.

Share this
You May Also Like

‘Why Didn’t Merrick Garland Ask for a Special Counsel to Be Appointed?’

Monday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Jesse Watters Primetime” following news that…

Cruz Rips Democrat Inflation Reduction Act — ‘A Massive Power Grab’

In an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Ted…

‘The family is right!’ Nancy Grace Says She Supports Lawsuit Against Moab Police Following Gabby Petito’s Death – Crime Online

CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace says the parents of slain New York vlogger Gabby…

Capitol Hill reacts to FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, ongoing Jan. 6 investigation

Capitol Hill reacts to FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, ongoing Jan. 6 investigation…

JSO investigates robbery, shooting in Arlington Manor neighborhood

Perch Dr. shooting (WJXT) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person was shot during…

Champaign Co. coroner: Man dead after hit by vehicle

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign County Coroner’s Office released the…

Japan tech giant SoftBank posts $23 billion quarterly loss

TOKYO – Japanese technology company SoftBank Group posted a $23.4 billion loss…

Woman injured in Sans Souci shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman was shot in the hand in the…