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Jacksonville


Florida

Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach

Trains figured prominently in the development of these two beach towns, located just south of Mayport. When railroad tycoon Henry Flagler took over the financially troubled Jacksonville and Atlantic Railway Company as part of the Florida East Coast Railway system, he extended the line to Mayport and built a depot in Atlantic Beach.
Neptune Beach is supposedly named after the train station “Neptune,” built by Dan Wheeler.
But these two communities share more than a history of trains.
Both border the area’s “hot spots” for dining and dancing.
At the end of Atlantic Boulevard, one block from the ocean, are a number of restaurants, gift shops and night clubs.
Ragtime Tavern, the first microbrewery in Jacksonville, is well known for its Tap Room, where its beer is brewed and live bands perform.

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