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Fernandina Beach

Amelia Island, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking, City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: This little seaport town located on Amelia Island has had an extremely  lively history from the Timacuan Indians to the Spanish Explorers, Pirates to... more »
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indianapolis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Love this beach...good shelling and shark tooth hunting. Our visit this time was however disrupted by the rough water and rip tides caused by TS Arthur, washing up jelly fish and huge horseshoe crab onto the beach, not to mention sharp shards of broken shells. But the best time at the beach is watching the foolish folk who think they... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Being that I was born and raised in Miami, Florida....this beach was not crowded at all, especially on the 4th of July. Plenty of room to relax, and not feel congested. I loved it

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Atlanta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have been to many beaches and this one is just as great. Plush sand, calm water, and a not too crowded shoreline. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that residents are allowed to drive onto the beach !

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My family and I have visited this beach many times. Crowds are moderate most of time. Plenty of room on the beach. At low tide, there is about 75 yards of exposed beach. Perfect for activities and sports. If you are looking for great getaway destination beach, this is it.

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Biggin Hill, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A real old world town. Driving to the town is like driving through a very exclusive area, gated communities. The town is very 'old world' but laid back and relaxed. Well worth a visit.

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Warren, OH
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a week's stay in this beautiful beach town. Clean uncrowded beaches, friendly people, great restaurants and a lot of history makes this a great town for a family vacation.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Karibrew brewpub has an eclectic mix of sandwiches and salads on 3rd St. I recommend their lentil salad or grouper wrap so good. Joy the battens makes the bar great place highly recommend as do the locals...

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Conyers, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the north end and the middle beach areas both. The north beach area has more parking and is less crowded. Both areas had restrooms close and free parking. You can drive & park on the beach ($5 park pass required) from the middle beach area. We flew here so we rented umbrella and chairs from Beach Rentals and... More

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Ocoee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My family and I visited Fernandina Beach while on a 4 day vacation on the island. We loved the quaint village with all the nice shops and the marina with the beautiful boats and yachts. We were even able to see a beautiful sunset over the bay. Love the water view restaurant at the marina also. We plan to return... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Beautiful beaches. Rode bikes all over the island. Lots of history. Stayed at beach side. Nice beach store Beach Rentals and More. They have everything you would need for a day at the beach. Stand up paddle boards were awesome. They set us up with bait and tackle for some surf fishing. Great beach store and wonderful island.

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