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Fernandina BeachUnited States of America

Explore the quaint streets, museums and restaurants of this coastal city and visit the beaches and golf courses on the outskirts of town.

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.

Top Hotels in Fernandina Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Omni Amelia Island Resort
Omni Amelia Island Resort
4 out of 5
39 Beach Lagoon Road, Fernandina Beach, FL
The price is $229 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Nestled on the beach, this Fernandina Beach resort is 8.7 mi (14 km) from Fernandina Beach Historic District and 9 mi (14.5 km) from Fort Clinch State Park.

4.2/5Excellent! (957 reviews)

"Very nice resort, beautiful locations, nice large pool, responsive service. All rooms face the ocean, with balcony. Food choices above average, but with resort prices. Using chairs or umbrellas on the resort beach is a crime: 80 dollars a day for a 2 chairs and one umbrella? Also no decent coffee ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Omni Amelia Island Resort
Ocean Coast Hotel at the Beach
Ocean Coast Hotel at the Beach
3 out of 5
2707 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, FL
The price is $79 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seaside Park and Island Falls Golf. Egan's Creek Greenway Trail and Baptist Medical Center - Nassau ...

3.5/5Good! (75 reviews)

"Close to the beach and where I’m working. Did not like the phone key, had to get a normal key. Did not have drink machines."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Ocean Coast Hotel at the Beach
The Villas of Amelia Island
The Villas of Amelia Island
4 out of 5
8 Amelia Village Circle, Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, FL
The price is $220 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Offering direct access to the beach, this Fernandina Beach resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Amelia Island State Park and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State ...

4.1/5Very Good! (974 reviews)
Beach walker

"Beach Walker is a group of condos in what is now called the Omni Resort, formerly the Amelia Island Plantation. Condos are dated with lots of stairs and levels, Long walk over dunes to beach, pool is ok, but they are clean and they were perfect for a covid isolation vacation. Great “get away” place ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

The Villas of Amelia Island

Vacation Rentals in Fernandina Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Amelia Island Plantation Courtside Villa
Amelia Island Plantation Courtside Villa
Fernandina Beach, FL
The price is $169 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Situated in Fernandina Beach, this condo building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Plantation Artists' Guild & Gallery and within 3 mi (5 km) of Palmetto Walk Shopping ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)
Great experience

"This place was beautiful! Very easy access to all the property had to offer. Owner was very quick to respond to questions. Will definitely here again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Amelia Island Plantation Courtside Villa
Oceanfront Stay Beachfront Balcony Endless Ocean Views Omni Amelia Island Resort
Oceanfront Stay Beachfront Balcony Endless Ocean Views Omni Amelia Island Resort
Fernandina Beach, FL
The price is $169 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 15

Located in Fernandina Beach, this beachfront condo building is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of American Beach, Palmetto Walk Shopping Village, and ...

5/5Exceptional! (99 reviews)
Great find

"We had a great stay. Location was ideal and the condo was very clean"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Oceanfront Stay Beachfront Balcony Endless Ocean Views Omni Amelia Island Resort
Idyllic Beach Suite Oceanfront Getaway - Relax Beachfront On Private Balcony
Idyllic Beach Suite Oceanfront Getaway - Relax Beachfront On Private Balcony
Fernandina Beach, FL
The price is $109 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 15

Located in Fernandina Beach, this beachfront condo building is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of American Beach, Palmetto Walk Shopping Village, and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (116 reviews)
Wonderful Stay!

"The location of this property is perfect!! I feel the Owners thought of every little detail in preparation of their guest. I would definitely recommend this to family and friends for a place for couples! Absolutely lLOVED the balcony and view it provided!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Idyllic Beach Suite Oceanfront Getaway - Relax Beachfront On Private Balcony

Popular places to visit in Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach Historic District
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Fernandina Beach Historic District

4.5/5(572 reviews)

Find out about the history of Fernandina Beach when you spend time at Fernandina Beach Historic District. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Fort Clinch State Park
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Fort Clinch State Park

4.5/5(181 reviews)

Picturesque natural features of wetlands, plains, beaches and sand dunes surround this historic fort that dates back to 1847.

American Beach
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American Beach

4.5/5(50 reviews)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, American Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Fernandina Beach. Wander the area's seaside or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Amelia Island Lighthouse
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Amelia Island Lighthouse

3.5/5(7 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Fernandina Beach when you stop by Amelia Island Lighthouse. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

Amelia River Golf Club
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Amelia River Golf Club

5/5(1 review)

Enjoy a round of golf in Fernandina Beach at Amelia River Golf Club. Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Fort George Island Cultural State Park
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Fort George Island Cultural State Park

4/5(10 reviews)

Explore the lovely green spaces of Fort George Island Cultural State Park and enjoy the golf courses in Fernandina Beach. Stroll along the waterfront in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Fernandina Beach

Adventurous Electric Skateboard Guided Tour
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Adventurous Electric Skateboard Guided Tour

$45
Per adult
Electric Longboard Rental
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Electric Longboard Rental

$30
Per adult
Jacksonville Inshore Fishing
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Jacksonville Inshore Fishing

$158
Per adult
Playground Escape Room
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Playground Escape Room

$35
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Florida
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Florida

$10
Per adult
Fishing Guide
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Fishing Guide

$109
Per adult

Reviews of Fernandina Beach

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 66.9281045751634%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 30.065359477124183%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 2.4836601307189543%
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2 - Disappointing 0.39215686274509803%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

I love it here! Third trip here in the past year. Nice to get away from the hustle and bustle and be surrounded by beautiful nature.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

Beautiful beach, family friendly

5/5 - Excellent

NK

May 29, 2020

I’ve traveled to Fernandina Beach every year. It’s sentimental to my family and I. I love making new memories with my daughter.

5/5 - Excellent

WCDunn

May 26, 2020

Clean and family friendly.

5/5 - Excellent

mkylesmith

May 24, 2020

Pictures cannot do this town justice... its more a feeling than anything

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 23, 2020

Very quaint town with friendly people.

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