Fernandina Beach is a city steeped in history and rich with culture. Located on beautiful Amelia Island near Florida’s northeastern border, Fernandina Beach has been the domain of eight different nations – the only municipality in the country to fly that many different national flags.
That history is proudly on display throughout the city, most prominently in historic downtown. Marvelously preserved historic homes and buildings line the streets, testaments to years past. History lovers will find everything from Civil War re-enactments to the oldest surviving hotel in the state in Fernandina Beach.
If historical sites aren’t your idea of a premier vacation destination, worry not. Fernandina Beach is home to dozens of boutique shopping spots, local eateries, fascinating attractions, and so much more. The annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is a must-visit for fine art, local music, and of course, fresh-caught shrimp.
Golfers will find Fernandina Beach quite welcoming, as the city is known for its exceptional greens. And, of course, there’s the pristine beaches for those seeking a bit of saltwater therapy on their vacation.