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Fernandina Beach Travel Guide: 99 reviews and 275 photos

It was a town before it was a beach town

Feranandina Beach has a long and rich history. This is not one of those "t-shirt shop and porno" type of beach towns that litter other parts of Florida. (You KNOW who I'm talking about, don't you DAYTONA BEACH??)

After a quiet day at the beach or in the surf, Fernandina is a civilized and quiet little town where you'll find edible food served at a reasonable price. It's nice to have a beach town where you don't feel the need to shower after a stroll down main street.

Discover Fernandina Beach, northeast Florida's great little secret.

A natural and unspoiled beach area

The first and best part of the Fernandina Beach area is that the beaches are uncrowded and quiet. This also means that the beaches remain somewhat of the natural barrier and wonder that they were meant to be. This is a place where you'll find more sea oats than footprints.

Lonely and perfect

Fernandina Beach is not a highly populated beach destination. Take a look at this June 2000 photo and count the people you see on the beach.

THAT's reason enough to choose Fernandina Beach for a nice weekend.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fernandina is quiet, unspoiled, and restful
  • Cons:If you're looking to party, keep heading south.
  • In a nutshell:Like the title says.....it's MY kind of beach town.
  • Last visit to Fernandina Beach: Jul 2000
  • Intro Updated Jun 9, 2007
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  • jelw's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2009 at 5:43 AM

    Thanks for the comment. I am so happy you left it as it led me to your Fernadina Beach tips. Excellent! My type of place. Jill

  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    On our drive to Ft. Lauderdale, we made a stop on Amelia Island to have lunch with our daughter-in-law's parents - very nice.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    How have they managed to keep such a beautiful beach a secret? I missed this one, and would have enjoyed it. Looks like you had a really neat trip. BTW...there is a lighthouse in RI that does B&B. When ya comin up?

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    I grew up in Jacksonville and we had friends in Fernandina Beach and Callahan. Thanks for the memories.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2008 at 5:13 AM

    My kind of beach too :~)

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2007 at 10:51 AM

    This looks like the kind of beach where we need to spend Christmas Day with our turkey picnic lunch and walking the beach.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2006 at 8:26 AM

    A Union fort in Florida during the American civil war! I never knew there was such a thing. I'm from Illinois, so I could have helped you out with some nice things to say about President Lincoln, in case you were at a loss, LOL.

  • John_P_LSU's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2004 at 10:12 AM

    I agree about F.B. being a neat beach town! I haven't been since maybe 94 or so. Good info on your page.

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2004 at 9:15 AM

    I have a good friend from Fernandina and your tips make me want to visit her very soon. Fort Clinch looks like fun! Great tips - I'll be sure to omit the fact that I was born in Texas. (And you probably thought I was just a California gal!)

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2004 at 10:07 AM

    Birthday greetings and page ratings coming your way. Hope your day was wonderful.


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