Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach Visual Tour
Beach is a historic town with many faces. As the second oldest city in
Florida, we enjoy almost incredible variety. As an island, we have variety most of
Florida cannot match.
I hope you enjoy the various scenes of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. If any of you are unfamiliar with the area, Fernandina Beach is located on a portion of Amelia Island.
Fernandina Beach, as you can see in the first picture, is home to a shrimping fleet. One of the early industries on the island, Fernandina is often called the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry. A great way to spend a weekday evening is a walk downtown to look in some of the shops and a stop at the river to watch the sunset over the Marina.
Main Beach is another great place to spend the evening. With a new restaurant at Main Beach and more improvements to the area, you can enjoy a meal a walk along the beach and listen to music at Sandy Bottoms, an oceanfront club literally "on the beach".
We are bordered by parks and natural areas. As if the natural wetland buffer were not enough, the northern end of Amelia Island is Fort Clinch State Park. Cumberland Island to the north, Big and Little Talbot Island to the south....provides Amelia Island with a unique insulation becoming increasingly rare in Florida.
We are fortunate the county is still relatively undeveloped and we are also fortunate that development is being slowed by growth management requirements.
The silk stocking district boasts a number of lovely homes from the turn of the century.
A local mill (above) and the port of Fernandina.(below) Whether or not we all agree, the pulp and paper industry, shrimping and shipping are very important to the local economy.
Scenery here on the island is often dramatic. This high bluff overlooking Egan's Creek has always been a favorite for me.
Birds resting on the Yacht Basin sign near the Shave Bridge
Surf at dawn during....small 2'-3' swell.
Sailboats from the downtown Marina.
Shrimp Boats and dock with view of Tiger Island.
Downtown Fernandina with Courthouse.
Sunset over the Downtown Marina.
Main Beach is in the middle of a change. Developers with an eye for opportunity are making a difference.
Wildlife and dramatic views.
The water is a big part of life here in Fernandina.
Tiger Point Marina(above) and Egan's Creek Marina(below)
See our Fort Clinch Visual Tour
More to come soon.....
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