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Fernandina Beach

A unique community rich in history and natural beauty

Pam Bell Photography photo of Fernandina Beach
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Fernandina Beach has been a beloved tourist destination since the late 1800s.

Its 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.

City Parks
Buccaneer Fields
Football, baseball, softball, batting cages | map

Central Park
Baseball, tennis, playground, gazebo, picnic tables, veterans memorial, restrooms | map

Charles Albert Field
Lighted baseball field, concessions building, restrooms, pavilions, batting cages | map

Egans Creek Greenway
13 pieces of outdoor fitness equipment, paved trails, walking, biking, wildlife | map

Egans Creek Park
Atlantic Avenue next to Egans Creek | map

Fernandina Beach Athletic Complex
Lighted soccer and softball fields | map

Fernandina Beach Pétanque Courts
Home of the Pétanque Amelia Island Open | map

Fernandina Beach Skate Park
Ramps and obstacles for skateboarders and inline skaters | map

Hickory Street Fields
Baseball, multi-purpose field | map

Main Beach Park
Beach access, sand volleyball, basketball, inline hockey, skate park, playground, picnic shelters, outdoor showers, restrooms | map

North Beach Park
Boardwalk, pavilions, picnic tables | map

Pirate Playground at North Beach Park
Playground, benches, picnic tables, restrooms | map

Pirate Pointe Disc Golf
9 hole disc golf course; closed during school hours | map

Seaside Park
Pavilions, picnic tables, boardwalk, outdoor showers, restrooms | map

Sunrise Park
Playground, scenic views | map

Fernandina Beach Branch Library
(904) 530-6500​ | map

Recreation Centers
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 Center
Peck Gymnasium: basketball, volleyball, weights and cardio equipment
Peck Center: computer lab, library, auditorium, reception room
Peck Fields: baseball
(904) 310-3358 | map

Southside Elementary School
(904) 491-7941 | map

Emma Love Hardee Elementary School
(904) 491-7936 | map

Fernandina Beach Middle School
(904) 491-7938 | map

Fernandina Beach High School
(904) 491-7937 | map

St. Michael Academy
(904) 321-2102 | map

State Parks
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

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