Introduction to Fernandina Beach, Florida
Fernandina Beach, Florida, in Nassau county, is 26 miles NE of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is located in the Jacksonville metropolitan area. Fernandina Beach has a population of 10,549.
Fernandina Beach History
There are at least two different stories behind the naming of Fernandina Beach. According to one, it was named in the honor of one of the earliest land owners, Domingo Fernandez. The other legend suggests that the name was based upon the earlier name of Cuba. It is said that the Tories took refuge on this island when Britain had lost control of its colonies. It also functioned as a smuggler’s port when bringing slaves into the country had become illegal.
Fernandina Beach and nearby Attractions
- Fort Clinch State Park
- Amelia Island Lighthouse
- Egans Creek Greenway
- Central Park
Things To Do In Fernandina Beach
Fernandina Beach is a secluded area. It is still comparatively undiscovered. The popular activities of this area include fishing, shelling, swimming, sailing, boating and wind surfing. Couples can avail of sunset cruises. One can also ride horse-drawn carriages. The city has a water park, as well as facilities for sports like golf and tennis. There are nature trails, campsites and swimming pools as well.
Fernandina Beach Transportation
Jacksonville International Airport provides access to air transportation.
Fernandina Beach Higher Education
College education is available from nearby Florida Community College.