Public Parking

Our aim on this page is to provide information to residents and visitors about public parking in Atlantic Beach. Still, have questions? Please email or call (904) 247-5804.

* Atlantic Beach residents, please note: Registered AB residents receive three hours of free parking per day; register at

Beaches Town Center/North Beaches Parking Program operated by the City of Neptune Beach:

18th and 19th Street beach access parking lots

  • 42 spaces at 18th Street; 15 spaces at 19th Street
  • Pay-to-park  9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays March 1-Sept. 30
  • Enter license plate ID and pay through a kiosk or using the Flowbird app
  • Rates $1 per each 30 minutes with $12 max
  • 3-hour grace period for registered Atlantic Beach residents 
  • No back-in parking
  • No parking after 9 p.m.
  • 18th Street parking lot under 24-hour video surveillance

Download the Flowbird app

Handicapped/ADA Parking

In Atlantic Beach and in most circumstances in Florida,  people with displayed handicapped-parking credentials are allowed to park for free up to four (4) hours in any public parking space -- in addition to spaces specifically designated for handicapped parking. Parking spaces can be at a premium, so it may be especially helpful to know where the spaces specifically designated for handicapped parking are. In Beaches Town Center, there are three public ADA spaces along the streets of Atlantic Beach. In Neptune Beach, there are nine ADA spaces in Beaches Town Center. Here's a map identifying the locations of those 12 ADA spaces.

Visiting our community? With hundreds of public spaces, parking is much easier at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, where there's a beautiful beach, playgrounds, a splash park, fishing, camping, bike trails, and other recreational amenities:

North Florida TPO 2021 Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach Smart Parking Plan

Parking laws/codes: 

18th and 19th Street parking lots - more information

City Commission public parking workshop May 27, 2021

  • Workshop topics
    • Beach Access and Neighborhood Parking
    • Paid parking at beach accesses
    • Parking creep into neighborhoods
    • Designating one side of roadways for parking
    • Residential only and no parking zones
    • Parking enforcement and attendant info
    • Parking signage
    • Marking spots "clear and discernable" to remove other spots
    • Provisions in the Comprehensive Plan to keep all beach access parking
  • Full meeting agenda
  • Workshop meeting video
  • Workshop minutes

City Commission discussion on promoting public access to Hanna Park May 10, 2021

Because of the challenges of congestion and traffic, lack of adequate parking, and the impacts on neighborhoods and our limited resources in the beach municipalities, the City of Atlantic Beach is asking that the City of Jacksonville recognize the value of promoting public access to Hanna Park for people in vehicles, on bikes, and on foot by:

  1. Providing relief from entry fees for those who have served our Nation in the military, and for those in financial need; and
  2. Installing a bicycle/pedestrian gate at the park’s southwest boundary in Jacksonville, thus promoting multimodal public access to the trail system, park amenities, and beach.

This matter was on the City Commission's May 10, 2021 agenda.


  1. Resolution No. 21-31
  2. March 15, 2021, correspondence from Mayor Glasser to Jacksonville City Council member Rory Diamond
  3. Jacksonville City Council Ordinance 2021-212

City Commission public parking workshop Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Topics
    • Frequently cited myths of beach renourishment parking count
    • FDEP’s response to COAB’s request about whether 18th Street public parking could be reduced to 25 spaces
    • Reclaiming City rights-of-way
    • Paid parking at beach accesses
    • Parking enforcement
    • Consistent marking of public parking spaces
    • Parking creep into neighborhoods
    • Designating one side of roadways for parking
    • Resident-only and no-parking zone
    •  Parking signage
  • Full workshop agenda
  • Workshop meeting video
  • Workshop minutes

1992 parking study