Fernandina Beach is a charming city on Amelia Island, northeast of Jacksonville. It is known for its miles of sandy beaches and high-end resorts and spas. The town center is full of boutique shops and restaurants. Explore historic sites and attend the annual shrimp festival. Play a round of golf on an Arnold Palmer course. Many hotels cater year-round to visiting tourists.
Spend time relaxing in the Florida sun on one of the city’s many beaches. Some of the best spots for sunbathing are in Fort Clinch State Park, with wetlands, plains and beaches. See a reenactment by volunteers dressed as soldiers and others from the Civil War era within the grounds of the old fort.
Take a tour of the city center in a traditional horse-drawn carriage. Dine at one of the restaurants and cafés before watching a dramatic performance at the Amelia Community Theater. Visit the Amelia Island Museum of History to learn about the region’s intriguing past. Fernandina Beach was once a busy Victorian seaport. Enjoy a guided museum tour, which is included in the admission fee.
Practice putting at the Arnold Palmer designed Golf Club at North Hampton. The course features six sets of tees to challenge players of different skill levels. Play mini-golf in the exotic setting of Island Falls Golf, which also has varied levels of difficulty for the entire family to enjoy.
If you’re here in spring, attend the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, held each year on the first weekend of May. Boat parades, ice cream eating contests and beauty pageants are held, all in the name of shrimp, the area’s signature seafood.
Fernandina Beach is a 27-mile (43-kilometer) drive or taxi ride east from Jacksonville International Airport and just 4 miles (6 kilometers) away from the smaller Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. The city is located near the northern part of Amelia Island, next to Fort Clinch State Park. Rent a car to drive the 36-mile (58-kilometer) trip northeast from downtown Jacksonville.
Beaches, Historical Buildings and Seafood
Picturesque natural features of wetlands, plains, beaches and sand dunes surround this historic fort that dates back to 1847.
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Discover boutiques, restaurants, nightclubs and a historic museum in this vast shopping complex beside the picturesque St. Johns River.
After visiting Jacksonville Naval Air Station, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Westside. Stroll along the riverfront or attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.
Prepare yourself for an amazing day of Amelia inland fishing in the backwaters of the Amelia River. Join an expert guide on a hunt for the perfect spot to capture abundant redfish and tarpon, cast out your line, and begin the waiting game in the most perfect, beautiful natural atmosphere.
Whether you want to meet us at Main Beach or your house or hotel, we will bring our boards to you, give you a 10-15 minute demo on how to operate our boards, and then you're free to cruise away. Just meet us back at that spot after an hour to drop off the boards.
Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.
Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.
Itinerary The whole experience takes place at one location. From our office, you get to watch the airplane take off with your friends and family. 30 minutes later, take some great videos and pictures as they safely touch ground right in front of you.
Motor out onto the Intracoastal Waterway for some true outdoor fishing just off the shores of Jacksonville. This outing surrounds you with the peaceful, secluded scenery of creeks and fishing holes that you can explore with some expert guidance from your captain.