A unique community rich in history and natural beauty
One of Florida's first tourist destinations in the late 1800s, Fernandina's beautiful beaches, charming 50-block historic district, year-round cultural events, fabulous dining and varied shops and galleries continue to enchant visitors.
Named in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain, the quaint seaport is steeped in history with an amazingly preserved downtown brimming with Victorian architectural gems.
Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry. The city's famed Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival began as an annual shrimp boat race. Half a century later, the Shrimp Festival's mix of shrimp, art, entertainment and pirates (yes, pirates!) now annually entertains more than 100,000 people each May.
Fernandina Beach offers residents a variety of lifestyles, including historical and modern urban residential areas along with a distinctive beach community.
Fernandina Beach was incorporated in 1951 and encompasses more than 10 square miles in the north-central portion of Amelia Island. It has an estimated population of 12,339. Fernandina Beach is Nassau County's largest municipality and the county seat. The city operates a municipal airport, golf club and marina as well as offering a variety of programs through its many parks, community centers, and recreation areas.
Atlantic Recreation Center
Parks & Recreation Department, pre-school, after-school and summer programs, fitness center, swimming pool, children's splash park, aquatics, karate, senior programs, auditorium, playground, basketball, baseball, restrooms
(904) 310-3350 | map
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
After-school and summer learning programs, summer food service, bingo, open card night, horseshoes, exercise classes, auditorium, full kitchen, playground, baseball, basketball, pavilions, swimming pool, children's splash park
(904) 310-3351 | map
Peck Gymnasium: basketball, volleyball, weights and cardio equipment
Peck Center: computer lab, library, auditorium, reception room
Peck Fields: baseball
(904) 310-3358 | map
Fort Clinch State Park
Beaches, biking, campfire circles, camping, fishing, pier, hiking, nature trails, pets, picnic areas, showers (day visitors), swimming, visitor center, wildlife, 19th century fort
(904) 277-7174 | map