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Fernandina Beach

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Address: Amelia Island, FL
Activities: Hiking, City walk sightseeing
Description: Thirty block historic district.

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Nice part of the country

It seems that the economy has hit FB hard as there were some visible restaurant closures in the historic center, but overall this is a nice day out visiting beautiful old homes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Camden, Maine
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Camden, Maine
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230 reviews 230 reviews
26 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It seems that the economy has hit FB hard as there were some visible restaurant closures in the historic center, but overall this is a nice day out visiting beautiful old homes, nice cafes on the side streets (See my Hola! Cuban cafe review) and especially the pristine and long beach that fringes the area. Flocks of terns in flight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

As an experienced rider, I didn't want to follow meekly at a walk behind a line of horses. I found Ride the Beaches of Amelia Island Horseback Riding online, and when I read that they catered to each rider's level of experience, I immediately booked a ride. It was absolutely fantastic! Not only was I not limited to a walk,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great little shop that is not the average souvenir joint. The owner also does boat tours around Cumberland Island and is not to be missed! Colorful, in a word. Inventory could be increased.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

unlike many overly commercial beaches, this is still a clean, family beach. Fernandina has worked hard to improve accessibility, proving a concrete path along the edge of the dunes and in one location a wheelchair viewing area that gives a clear view of the ocean itself. My companion enjoyed looking for shells after the tide and we both enjoyed following... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wow! We cannot say enough good things about Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. The beaches are beautiful. Not crowded at all and you can walk from one end of the island to the other, if you don't mind walking 13 miles! The historic downtown was beautiful and easily walkable. The local people are incredibly friendly and almost every establishment is... More 

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Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We discovered the beauty and peaceful atmosphere, while taking the A1A scenic route, back from St. Augustine, some years back. Even on the Fourth of July, I have never dealt with any traffic problems like in Jax Beach, Panama City Beach, or wherever. Nice family friendly, quite, peaceful summer getaway.

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Palmersville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Beautiful beach! Clean and not too crowded.Sand is pretty and white. Waves great for play....big enough but not too rough. Great surrounding area for enjoyment when you are ready to get off the beach.

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

From California, between a FSU graduation and an Atlanta wedding, Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach was a great December respite. The beach town is a very nice quaint little village with great shopping and restaurants - not at all snooty. Amelia Island is a comfortable Atlantic Coast location with a variety of residents and beachy attractions - bars, fishing, kayaking, hang gliding,... More 

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BOSTON, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Escape the crowds and gets a bird's eye view of the island. Experienced pilot takes you on a safe flight. Glider is powered by an engine and has a back up engine just in case.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a great time for 2 gals with their cameras. We spent an entire day wandering the streets finding strength in lighting.

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