On this day, 97 years ago, Neptune Beach opened it's gates to the public.
Coined the “Coney Island of the West Coast", you could enter Neptune Beach Park for a mere 10¢ and take a dip in the largest open air swimming tank in the world, sample the first “sno-cones” and dare a roller coaster ride on the Whoopee! Patrons attended gypsy balls, séances, boxing matches, swimming competitions, and watched hair raising aerial stunts of dare-devils on high wires. The 87 acre resort included a long sandy beach that was home to bathers, jolly picnickers and merry makers.
How fun would it be to spend a day at Neptune Beach?!