Beaches Watch is a non-partisan nonprofit civic organization whose mission is to promote educated and productive citizen involvement in local and state government decisions that affect the future of our northeast Florida beaches communities.

We achieve this by raising, monitoring and researching issues; providing factual issue information to the general public and government officials; encouraging citizen participation in the solutions to beaches growth and quality of life issues and organizing citizens for action.

Upcoming Events

Wed 07

Beaches Watch Meeting

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jan 04

Beaches Watch Meeting

January 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Feb 01

Beaches Watch Meeting

February 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Atlantic Beach News

  • 2015 Atlantic Beach Election Information
    ATLANTIC BEACH CANDIDATE FORUM On Thursday, August 6, 2015, Beaches Watch hosted a public candidate forum for the Atlantic Beach candidates who will be on the August 25 ballot.  If you were unable to attend the forum, you can watch a video of the forum to learn more about the...
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Jacksonville Beach News

  • 2016 Jacksonville Beach Election Information
    On November 8, 2016, Jacksonville Beach voters will go to the polls to vote in the General Election to vote for Mayor and three At-Large Council seats. GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM: On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Beaches Watch in cooperation with the JBEPTA MaPS Academy held a candidate forum for the Jacksonville Beach Mayor and...
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The Latest @ Beaches Watch

  • Dune Restoration Efforts After Hurricane Matthew
    When Hurricane Matthew hit Northeast Florida, the dunes along Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach protected the coastal communities from serious storm surge damage. However, the dunes sustained significant damage and future storms could now result in flooding without the dune protection. On Wednesday, November 2, Beaches Watch hosted a speaker panel to discuss plans to restore the dunes. Speakers were Kevin Bodge, coastal and ocean engineer with Olsen and Associates; […]...
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Neptune Beach News

  • 2016 Neptune Beach Election Information
    LEARN ABOUT THE NEPTUNE BEACH MAYORAL CANDIDATES GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM: On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Beaches Watch held a candidate forum for the Neptune Beach Mayor candidates on the general election ballot at the Neptune Beach City Hall Council Chambers.  The Neptune Beach Candidate forum gave voters the opportunity to...
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Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 P.M.

Citizen education and involvement in our beach community issues is key to good government and preserving our quality of life. Beaches Watch promotes education and public involvement in the following ways:
  • Education through our web site, emails, and printed materials.
  • Participation in local government meetings such as Council or Commission meeting, Planning, Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement meetings.
  • Candidate forums to give voters a chance to hear the positions of all candidates for municipal office and make an informed choice.
  • Community programs aimed at educating citizens on quality of life issues that affect us all.
  • Student essay contest to encourage youth involvement in community affairs.
  • Recognition of individuals or businesses who improve the beaches quality of life with the Friend of the Beaches Award.
  • Addressing beaches issues at the regional and state level.
  • Networking with other community groups throughout Florida.

Write to us at:

Beaches Watch
P.O. Box 50311
Jacksonville Beach FL 32240

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Upcoming Events

Wed 07

Beaches Watch Meeting

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jan 04

Beaches Watch Meeting

January 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

The interlocal agreement was created in 1982 after the beach cities fought with the City of Jacksonville over the ways taxes and government services were shared. In 1996, the interlocal agreement was amended after the beaches filed a lawsuit against Jacksonville for breach of the 1982 interlocal agreement. [READ MORE]