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American Beach

Amelia Island, FL
+1 904-510-7036
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For the not so touristy folks, a perfect and quaint gem... Formerly Fernadina Beach

My cousin had her wedding here, (free) I would recommend parking close by the board walk, there are... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2017
Kendra B
,
Huntsville, Alabama
Girlfriend weekend

The information boards were interesting however the location needs some attention. There was no... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2016
Nadine S
,
Mandeville, Jamaica
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One of nine sites along the African-American Heritage Trail, this area founded in 1935 was Florida's first African-American beach.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sand dunes” (4 reviews)
“wheel drive” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Amelia Island, FL
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+1 904-510-7036
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

My cousin had her wedding here, (free) I would recommend parking close by the board walk, there are several down the stretch.... Sand Dune 106 is a great spot... Right off of Julia Street, just behind the American Beach Community Center...

4  Thank Kendra B
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Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

The information boards were interesting however the location needs some attention. There was no life or energy to the location

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Due to tropical depression in the Atlanta, there were not many people on the beach. You could drive your vehicle on the beach, which I never seen before. We drove around a little in the area. I will do research to learn more about American...More

1  Thank jewels229
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

American Beach was the only beach African Americans could go to prior to integration. It is now a National Historic Site. The beach there is a long stretch of quiet, peaceful beach. Few people and some fishermen. The water is clear and the beach is...More

3  Thank Seveen
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

wasn't crowded, loved watching people catch fish, can drive on beach , put up tents and close to town

2  Thank Cyberwebb
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

If you like beaches lined with high rises and having to ply through a crowd to find a spot to spread your,towel, Americsn Beach is not for you. If you like spending time on a beautiful beach with little development and very few people, then...More

4  Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach for family and friends, not over commercialized, needs refurbishing and preserved from driving on the beach no lifeguard on duty

1  Thank Roderick J
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Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

American Beach is wonderful. Be sure to visit the museum which has limited hours. You'll hear the story of this little community that has a rich history which should not be forgotten. The people who volunteer at the museum are knowledgeable and share more personal...More

4  Thank midcoastfoodlover
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Reviewed January 27, 2016

Lovely sandy beach backed by large dunes surrounded by old beach homes. Established by an Afro-American millionaire late 1800'3- early 1900's as a vacation spot for Afro-American's

2  Thank Rosanne B
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

A small but well presented museum covers the background of this historic but relatively little known area. Drive down past the museum to see the beach area with some old and some newer structures. Be sure to stop by the sand dune with a name.

1  Thank Stevedec
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larry4keen
October 11, 2016|
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Response from Rolandobones |
No, overnight parking is not allowed
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BeachladyFlorida
April 24, 2016|
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Response from Americanbeachlover | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission. You can however must purchase a pass to park on the beach. Otherwise parking is free. There is a park named Burney park we have always taken covered grills here as the wind is at time... More
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