The First Coaster
Capturing the Spirit of NE Florida
Uncovering the Beauty of the First Coast. A Journey Through its Locals. Their Stories. And Their Images.
Enjoy our digital magazine connecting area “First Coasters” to amazing artists, photographers, writers, musicians, businesses, and most of all – each other!
A new “locals-sourced” site fostering stronger community connections along NE Florida’s First Coast.
Showcasing the best about locals, their businesses and inspirational stories. Sharing through the lens everything good about living at the beaches.
NE Florida’s Amazing Photos and Feel Good Stories
A locals-fueled digital magazine connecting area “First Coasters” to amazing artists, photographers, writers, musicians, businesses, and most of all – each other!
Highlighting Everything Good About First Coast Life
A curated collection of jaw-dropping photography and uplifting stories illuminating the people, places, and arts that make our community so special.
Learn more about NE Florida’s Amazing People & Their Authentic Stories
Want to know the people and places that make Jacksonville so interesting?
OK so, we are not a news organization. We are photographers, writers and promoters of everything good living the First Coast Life. Our website is not run by media hungry suits. We are you. These are the stories submitted by you, lightly edited, and sprinkled with some of the best images by local photographers in the area. It’s a Local “Life Magazine” with a little “Readers Digest,” and a Directory showcasing business sponsors that would appreciate our support. Enjoy – and tell us how we can do better!
Photos Telling The Stories Of First Coast Life
Locally sourced short stories, articles, spotlights, & more
Stories, Articles & Spotlights
Brought To You By
Local Artists & Nonprofits
Photographers & Musicians
Businesses - First Coasters & Pets
Artists, Photographers, & Musicians Spotlights
Featured Image of the Week
Cuba Through the Lens of Photographer Craig Oneal
If there were ever a place where time stood still, Cuba would be near the top of anyone’s list. While the distance between Jacksonville and Havana is only 500 miles, the stark reality is that we are separated by many decades.
A few years back, I had the opportunity to spend several weeks discovering Cuba, its people and its heritage with a local street photographer and his guide. We explored places, talked, and lived with locals discovering their mixture of European, Spanish and African cultures.
Photographers And Their Images
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Thank you for checking out our community website!
We’re on a mission to perpetuate positive energy to as many people as possible, and a passion to share our LOCALS’ inspirational stories and uplifting photos of everything beautiful and good living the first coast life.
This site is a “digital platform” for YOU to tell YOUR story!
And stay up to date with all of the amazing “First Coasters” – each and every week.
Glenn Shuck Publisher