City of Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fernandina Beach is a city in Nassau County on Amelia Island. It is the northernmost city on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Other than its 13 miles of pristine beautiful beaches, calm waters, and lively downtown area, Fernandina Beach is popularly known as the “Isle of 8 Flag”. This is because Fernandina Beach has had the flags of numerous nations flown over it since 1562. Interestingly enough, it is the only municipality in the United States that has flown eight different national flags.

Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park is filled with a rich history, a beautiful view. Once the site of the wooden Spanish Fort San Carlos, the park now hosts beautiful old Victorian houses, with the Plaza sill remaining. Sitting atop a bluff you will find an tranquil view of the Amelia river. It is the smallest state park in Florida, home to about 0.8 acres that offer a wonderful location for your next picnic. Sit on the bluffs watching the shrimp boats head out to sea, enjoy the breeze and salty air, and take in the history.

Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park

Fort Clinch State Park is one of the parks in Florida that holds much historical significance. As shown by the rows of cannons that are lined up across the St. Mary's River, it served as a strategic ground during the Civil War. The park offers tours with fun filled activities where one can learn about the historic events that took place at the site. During the first weekend of each month, one can relive the events that occurred in the battle field with the firing of the cannons and other battlefield demonstrations. 

 

Fort Clinch State Park
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Amelia Island Montessori School (AIMS) is an independent school in Fernandina Beach, Florida, offering a private education true to the original Maria Montessori philosophy.

Take a step back in time and let your nostalgia take over at this old fashioned book store! They have lots of different genres of books including many Florida history books and autographed first editions.