Fernandina Beach

204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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An awesome beach community and jumping off point for Cumberland Island.

A lovely town in Florida for families to explore.

Fernandina Beach is north of Jacksonville on Amelia Island and is a quieter and quaint beach town that served as our jumping-off point for Cumberland Island.

You’ll find historic buildings along the main street, welcoming restaurants and antique shops, ice cream parlors and toy stores.  It’s classic Americana, set in a cute beach town.  We encourage you to walk along Main Street, enjoy the architecture, pop in a few local eateries (there are no chains) and buy a unique souvenir.

The town has several parks and public areas:

Parks with beach access are located within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean:  Main Beach Park; North Beach Park; Seaside Park

Neighborhood parks: all of these parks have playgrounds and shaded areas:  Atlantic Park; Central Park; Egans Creek Park; MLK, Jr. Park; Pirate Playground; Sunrise Park

Parks with sports amenities: visitors may participate in sports activities at these parks, i.e. baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, tennis, etc.:  Atlantic Park; Buccaneer Fields; Central Park; Charles Eugene Richo Field; Fernandina Beach Skate Park; Hickory Street Park; Main Beach Park; Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex

Fun facts:

  • The area was first inhabited by the Timucuan Indian tribe. Known as the "Isle of 8 Flags", Fernandina has had the flags of the following nations flown over it since 1562: France, Spain, Great Britain, Spain (again), the Patriots of Amelia Island, the Green Cross of Florida, Mexico, the Confederate States of America, and the United States. It is the only municipality in the United States that has flown eight different national flags
  • It boasts the ‘oldest bar in Florida’

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