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Fernandina Beach

Address: Amelia Island, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Thirty block historic district.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Thirty block historic district.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Acworth, Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Trying to escape the early winter and enjoy some warmer weather brought us to Fernandina Beach. Gorgeous beach - but the weather did not really help here, as it was pretty chilly and windy (in upper 50-ties). We still enjoyed walking on the beach and then visited the Amelia Island State Park. Will be back in summer!

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DeWitt, Michigan
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378 reviews 378 reviews
103 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went to the main beach and the boardwalk even though it is short is very nice. They have many benches along the park and beach to just sit and people watch or read a paper. I walked the each for quite a while and found it clean and the sand was very nice and white and easy to walk... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went to Amelia Island for a short visit. We took the trolley ride and learned a great deal about the island and the people. The driver was fantastic and the microphone worked perfectly. We really enjoyed the tour. Then the next morning we took the river cruise and Pajama Dave was so very informative and full of history of... More 

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