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“Where the Locals Hang”
Review of Main Beach

Atlanta, GA
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Where the Locals Hang”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Ample parking, close access, attentive lifeguards and good services make this a great beach park - home of many of AI's community events. Volleyball courts, skate park, basketball courts, play structures and covered oceanfront cabanas make this great - but the sad little mini golf course needs to be reclaimed and repurposed. Great swimming beach, clean sand. Skip Sandy Bottoms if you care at all about food quality and pack your own picnic.

Visited May 2013
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Amelia Island, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“"Easy Access"”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Amelia Island is a great place to get away. There are numerous public access points along the beach road known as Fletcher. The easiest access is Main Beach with a public parking area with spaces just a few feet from the sandy beach, small boardwalk and benches. Adjacent to this area is Sandy Bottoms Restaurant that is casual, has a good bar and good food. Nothing fancy but a few feet from your car.

I noticed folks commenting on windy beach days, but this is the beach and the ocean and on a beautiful day on Amelia Island just drive up to Main Beach and have a look around. Especially if you are elderly or want easy access, this is the place. A bit North of the Main Beach parking at the traffic signal are a public park, skate board park, public restrooms, and miniature golf in the Summer.

Main beach is located at the East end of Atlantic Avenue at Fletcher. Centre Street in Historic Fernandina Beach becomes Atlantic as you head East out of the Historic District. You will pass the Greenway, Fort Clinch and in two blocks you are at Main Beach. Lots of Shark Teeth here too!!!

Visited April 2013
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Florida
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“In January- Not a Lot to Do”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

The beach was just fine- but cold and windy. the surrounding area was pretty much deserted (Including a putt-putt golf course that looks like it was last open in 1960). BUT- If you are looking for a secluded (cold) spot in January... You'll give it 5 stars!!

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Free Cabanas”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Watch out for crunchy shells on the beach and the seasonal flies. The beach was so clean beautiful homes along the beach.

Visited September 2012
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Mississippi
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Yuck”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

No parking, crowded and covered in seaweed..Definately a pass

Visited June 2012
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