With school out for the summer and temperatures soaring, there’s no better time to pack up the beach towels, sunscreen, and head to the beach. And while building sandcastles and splashing in the waves can be exhilarating, we all know that the perfect beach day isn’t complete without a scoop (or two!) of creamy, refreshing ice cream.
Jacksonville is renowned for its stunning beaches, and lucky for us, it also boasts some incredible ice cream spots that are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and provide a much-needed cool down for the kids. In this blog, we’ll be sharing our top five picks for the most delectable frozen treats no matter where you are at the beach. So grab a beach chair, settle in, and let us guide you through the ultimate ice cream adventure. Your taste buds will thank you, and the kids will be all smiles as they enjoy a tasty respite from the summer heat. Let’s dive into our list of five delicious ice cream spots at the beach in Jacksonville. Did we miss your favorite? Tell us about it in the comments!
Rita’s Italian Ice
When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth and beating the summer heat, Rita’s Italian Ice in Jacksonville Beach stands out as the ultimate destination. With its vast assortment of flavors and commitment to quality, Rita’s Italian Ice has earned its reputation as one of the best frozen treats in town. Treat yourself to the ultimate frozen indulgence and discover why Rita’s Italian Ice is a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike in Jacksonville Beach. Rita’s is located at 393 Third Street North, Jacsksonville Beach
Dolly Llama’s Ice Cream in Ponte Vedra Beach is beyond a treasure trove of frozen delight. With its exquisite flavor selection, innovative creations, attention to detail, warm atmosphere, and commitment to customer service, it’s no wonder why Dolly Llama’s Ice Cream is considered one of the best in town. Stop by Dolly Llama’s for a flavorful journey and discover why this charming ice cream parlor has captured the hearts of locals and visitors alike in Ponte Vedra Beach. Dolly Llama’s is located at 830 A1A North, Suite 16, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Cookies and Creme
Cookies and Creme is a local, veteran, and family-owned late-night cookie bakery in Jacksonville Beach. The husband and wife team dedicate their time to baking a variety of fresh cookies throughout the day and crafting their own ice cream that you are certain to develop a craving for. Their specialty lies in handcrafting build-your-own cookie ice cream sandwiches, an indulgent treat that can’t be missed. With a focus on catering to different dietary needs, they proudly offer vegan (non-dairy) and gluten-free cookie and ice cream options. To stay up to date with their latest specials, we recommend visiting their social media platforms to see what they are serving up. Cookies and Creme is located at 241 13th Avenue N, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Flo’s Premium Ice Cream
Flo’s Ice Cream in Ponte Vedra is a perfect for the ice cream enthusiast in search of a truly delightful frozen treat experience. With its irresistible flavor selection, commitment to homemade goodness, inviting atmosphere, friendly staff, and community involvement, Flo’s Ice Cream has carved a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors. Flo’s is located at 880 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Whit’s Frozen Custard
Nestled in several places throughout Jacksonville, Whit’s Frozen Custard offers residents at either end of the beach a location to delight in their frozen dessert perfection. With its rich and creamy custard, delightful flavors, and unparalleled commitment to quality, Whit’s Frozen Custard has earned its reputation as one of our ultimate destinations for frozen bliss. You can find Whit’s in both Jacksonville Beach on Beach Boulevard or in Atlantic Beach in the Beaches Town Center.
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About the Author
Jenn Heller is the Operations Manager for The Volen Group, Keller Williams Luxury International, a top real estate team in Ponte Vedra Beach. Jenn has over 18 years experience in Real Estate all in Ponte Vedra Beach, she is an Atlantic Beach resident via Long Island, NY since 1991, a book worm, and loves sports, dogs and the beach.