Fernandina Beach Access #29

Fernandina Beach, FL

Another great part of Florida that is often overlooked is the “First Coast” region.  The First Coast consists of the area in and around Jacksonville and its beaches.  One of the best sections of the First Coast is the area north of the St. John’s river — specifically, the beaches of Little Talbot Island, Big Talbot Island, Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach.  This post focuses on the beaches of Fernandina Beach.

THE BEST BEACH ACCESSES

Fernandina Beach has some great beaches and some of my favorite are beach accesses 25-30.  The reason I like these beach accesses — specifically, access 29 is because they have a small-town, natural, feel, they are easy walk from the car to the beach and because they have great waves.  Another benefit to these access points is they are far enough away from the main car access at Seaside Park so vehicles aren’t constantly driving up and down the beach.  In fact, when I was visiting, I didn’t see any cars.

PARKING

Speaking of cars, there isn’t a ton of parking spaces at each of the beach accesses.  Each one varies slightly, but they all seem to have 5-10 spaces.  Access 29 has 7.  The good news is if one is crowded you have many other choices as you go north or south on A1A.

DOWNTOWN FERNANDINA

Finally, after a great day on the beach you must check out downtown Fernandina.  The downtown area is historic and amazing and is filled with great places to visit and phenomenal restaurants.  It’s also home to a great waterfront that’s very welcoming to boaters.

Make sure to visit beautiful Fernandina Beach if you’re in NE Florida — it’s a great lazy location!

BEACH INFO

LAT/LONG:
30.37’35”N 81.26’22”W

SETTING:
Natural/Small Beach Town Feel

SAND:
Light Brown, Soft Near Dune, Hard-Packed Near Water

PARKING:
Free parking (7 spaces)

SHOWERS:
No

BATHROOMS:
No

STAIRS:
No (Ramp)

PICNIC AREA:
No

WAVES:
Ocean/Surf

WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH:
Very Short

COST TO PARK:
Free

LIFEGUARDS:
No

WATER CLARITY:
Nice/Slightly Silty

RESTAURANTS NEARBY:
Marche’ Burette at Amelia Island Shoppes, Tons of Awesome Restaurants in Downtown Fernandina

NEARBY HOTELS:
Omni Amelia Island, Ritz Carlton Amelia Island,

Many Lodging Options in Fernandina Beach

 

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Fernandina Beach Looking North

 

 

 

 

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