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Naval Station Mayport: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)
Naval Station Mayport: In-Depth Welcome CenterNaval Station Mayport: In-Depth Welcome Center

Naval Station Mayport: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome aboard Naval Station Mayport in Florida. Naval Station Mayport is the third-largest naval facility in the United States and one of three major Navy installations in the area. The station considers itself the “Finest Service to the Finest Fleet” and works to enhance and sustain warfighter readiness.

Naval Station Mayport’s approximately 3,400 acres include both a seaport and an air facility. The station hosts more than 70 tenant commands, approximately 20 homeported naval ships, and several helicopter maritime strike squadrons. It also hosts a Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, which trains service members on SH-60 Sea Hawk, P-3C Orion, and P-8 Poseidon aircraft, as well as other aviation technical training.

Keep reading to learn more about Naval Station Mayport, the amenities you’ll find on base, and the surrounding community. For additional information on Naval Station Mayport, visit the station’s website.

Where Is Naval Station Mayport?

Visitor Center
1983 Mayport Road
Mayport, FL 32228
Phone: 1 (904) 270-5585, 1 (904) 270-5401, or 1 (904) 270-5402

The Naval Station Mayport address for mail correspondence is:

Naval Station Mayport
Box 280032
Mayport, FL 32228

Mayport Naval Station Map

Directions to Mayport Naval Station

Naval Station Mayport is located in northeastern Florida’s Duval County. The base is next to the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the St. Johns River. Naval Station Mayport is found just outside the city of Jacksonville, south of the small fishing village of Mayport, and north of the city of Atlantic Beach. The closest major airport is Jacksonville International Airport, which is about 25 miles from the base.

Driving Directions From Jacksonville International Airport

  1. Take Interstate 95 south toward Jacksonville.
  2. Take Exit 362 A and merge onto Interstate 295 south. Stay on I-295 for approximately 10 miles.
  3. Take Exit 45 toward Merrill Road. Keep right to continue toward Merrill Road, make a slight left onto Merrill Road, then continue onto Fort Caroline Road. 
  4. Continue onto McCormick Road (pass by the McDonald’s on the left after 1.1 miles). Continue onto Mt. Pleasant Road, then continue onto Wonderwood Drive.
  5. Use the left two lanes to turn onto Mayport Road. The main gate is on this road.

Naval Station Mayport Transportation Office

Need some help with your upcoming PCS military move? Check out the Military OneSource website. Military OneSource has the answers to all your questions when it comes to military moves, military programs, and resources for military families. The website also has information on local military transportation offices so you can prepare for your upcoming move.

NS Mayport no longer has its own personal property office, but you can contact the nearby NAS Jacksonville personal property office at 1 (855) 444-6683 with any questions you may have.

Entering Naval Station Mayport and Base Amenities

Entering Naval Station Mayport and Base Amenities

Check-In Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Get in touch with your new unit for information on their specific in-processing procedures. Contact the base’s quarterdeck at 1 (904) 270-5401 if you need contact information for your new unit. Additional relocation support can be found on Naval Station Mayport’s MWR website.

Naval Station Mayport Visitor Center

If you do not have a valid military ID, you will need to stop at the visitor center. The visitor center issues temporary vehicle passes and can give you directions to facilities on the base.

Visitor Center
1983 Mayport Road
Mayport, FL 32228
Phone: 1 (904) 270-5585, 1 (904) 270-5401, or 1 (904) 270-5402

Mayport Naval Station Pass and ID Office

Personnel Support Detachment
Building 298, Baltimore Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32228
Phone: 1 (904) 270-7614

Naval Station Mayport PSD Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 to 1540.

To save time, visit the DOD ID card office locator and appointments website to make an appointment for ID cards.

Naval Station Mayport Gate Hours

The NS Mayport main gate address is on Mayport Road. Visit the naval station’s website and Facebook page for current gate hours and information about occasional gate closures.

  • Naval Station Mayport Main Gate: Mayport Road, open 24/7.
  • Naval Station Mayport Gate 5 (Commercial Gate): Highway A1A, open 0500 to 1700 daily for inbound and outbound traffic.
  • Seminole Gate: Hanna Park, open 0600 to 0800 Monday through Friday for inbound traffic and 1500 to 1700 Monday through Thursday for outbound traffic.

Naval Station Mayport Commissary

Naval Station Mayport Commissary

2294 Mayport Road
Jacksonville, FL 32233
Phone: 1 (904) 249-7524

Naval Station Mayport Commissary Hours

  • Tuesday through Friday – 0900 to 1900.
  • Saturday and Sunday – 0900 to 1800.

Naval Station Mayport NEX

2292 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Phone: 1 (904) 242-3254

Naval Station Mayport NEX Hours

  • Sunday and Monday – 0900 to 1800.
  • Tuesday through Saturday – 0900 to 1900.

Naval Station Mayport NEX Fleet/Uniform Store

3604 Massey Ave.
Mayport, FL 32228
Phone: 1 (904) 242-3282

Naval Station Mayport NEX Fleet/Uniform Store Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0530 to 1900.
  • Saturday and Sunday – 0900 to 1700.

Naval Station Mayport Barber Shops

Naval Station Mayport NEX Barber Shop
2292 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Phone: 1 (904) 242-3249

Naval Station Mayport NEX Barber Shop Hours

  • Monday – 0800 to 1700.
  • Tuesday through Saturday – 0800 to 1800.
  • Sunday – 0900 to 1700.

Services Mall Barber Shop
3604 Mayport Road
Mayport, FL 32228
Phone: 1 (904) 270-5793

Naval Station Mayport Base Barber Shop Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0700 to 1630.

Naval Station Mayport Post Office

Naval Station Mayport Post Office

460 Massey Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32228
Phone: 1 (904) 249-9523

Naval Station Mayport Post Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0900 to 1300 and 1400 to 1600.

Naval Station Mayport Finance Office

If you need guidance on money matters, the base’s Fleet and Family Support Center can help. The center’s Personal Financial Management Program offers financial counseling and education to help you achieve your financial goals.

Naval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center
1 Massey Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32228
Phone: 1 (904) 270-6600

Naval Station Mayport Fleet and Family Support Center Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 to 1600.
  • Friday – 0730 to 1500.

1868 Baltimore St.
Mayport, FL 32228
Phone: 1 (904) 270-5445

Naval Station Mayport Legal Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0800 to 1630.

Appointments are required for some services. Go to the Region Legal Service Office Southeast’s website for more information on hours of operation for walk-in legal assistance.

Mayport Naval Station Library

There is no library at NS Mayport. Thankfully, service members and their family members can visit DOD MWR Libraries online anywhere, anytime. DOD MWR Libraries offers digital collections, eBooks and audiobooks, reference and research materials, children’s stories and resources, and so much more.

Hotels Near Mayport Naval Station/Jacksonville, Florida

Naval Station Mayport and Jacksonville, Florida, offer a number of lodging options for every budget. If you’re looking for military accommodations as you make your way from your current base to Naval Station Mayport, check out the Department of Defense Lodging website and the Navy Lodge website. If you’re looking for hotels and temporary housing in nearby Jacksonville, visit the Jacksonville tourism website for more area accommodations.

Navy Lodge Mayport

1980 Baltimore St.
Mayport, FL 32228
Phone: 1 (904) 247-3964

Download MyBaseGuide’s NS Mayport Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s NS Mayport Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near Naval Station Mayport?

Where Should I Live Near Naval Station Mayport?

If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.

Major Cities Near Naval Station Mayport

Military housing at NS Mayport is limited, so some families choose to rent or buy housing in neighboring communities. Jacksonville and Atlantic Beach are the closest major cities to the base.

Best Places To Live Near Naval Station Mayport

Jacksonville

NS Mayport is found just outside the city of Jacksonville. Jacksonville is home to nearly 950,000 people. Jacksonville has no shortage of things to do, with a thriving arts scene, theaters, a zoo, museums, professional sports, and much more.

Recreational opportunities abound at the city’s beaches, parks, playgrounds, pools, and trails. The city maintains the largest park system in North America, with more than 400 places to play, relax, create, and have fun.

Naval Station Mayport Schools

Naval Station Mayport Schools

There are a number of options for your children’s education at NS Mayport. While there are no DoDEA schools at NS Mayport, there are numerous public, private, charter, and magnet schools in the region. There are also a variety of local child care programs in the area, including two child development centers on the base.

For information on local school districts, homeschooling in Florida, and other helpful resources for your children, check out the base’s school liaison officer website. This website also has information on the youth sponsorship program. This program matches incoming students with local students so they have a guide to their new school and community.

For more local school information, check out our article on Schools in Jacksonville, FL, Near NS Mayport: Day Care – High School.

Naval Station Mayport Weather

Naval Station Mayport has short winters and muggy, hot summers. The average high in summer climbs to the high 80s and low 90s. In winter, things cool off a bit, but temperatures are mild. The average highs hover in the mid-60s, with nighttime temperatures dipping to the high 40s and low 50s. The base gets about 44 inches of rain annually. 

Hurricanes and tropical storms are a concern in Florida, so residents should be prepared. Visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s website, FloridaDisaster.org, for information on how to keep your family safe during local weather emergencies. The site has information on making a family emergency plan, what should be in your disaster supply kit, and where you should go if you are ordered to evacuate before a storm.

Things To Do on Naval Station Mayport

Things To Do on Naval Station Mayport

NS Mayport has a number of recreational facilities, including an 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, a bingo center, a bowling alley, a liberty center, and more.  If you’re looking for fun things to do outside the gates in nearby Jacksonville and beyond, check out our article Jacksonville, Florida, Things To Do Near NS Mayport. And if you’re hungry, we know all the best places to grab a bite to eat! Read our guide to 17 of the Best Mayport Restaurants Near Base.

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Conclusion

Military moves are challenging and stressful, but Naval Station Mayport is a great place to “drop anchor” and call home. Have fun exploring your new duty station, the city of Jacksonville, area coastal towns, the beach, and all this area has to offer during your time here.

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