One of Florida’s first tourist destinations in the late 1800s, Fernandina’s beautiful beaches, charming 50-block historic district, year-round cultural events,[#tours & activities] fabulous dining[#where to eat] and varied shops[#retail & shopping] and galleries[#tours & activities] continue to enchant visitors today.
Named in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain, this quaint seaport is steeped in history with an amazingly preserved downtown brimming with Victorian architectural gems.
Fernandina Beach FL is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry and the city’s famed Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival began as an annual shrimp boat race. Half a century later, the Shrimp Festival’s mix of shrimp, art, entertainment and pirates now annually entertains more than 100,000 people each May.
Fernandina Beach offers residents a variety of lifestyles,[#real estate & communities] including historical and modern urban residential areas along with a distinctive beach community.
Fernandina Beach FL was incorporated in 1951 and encompasses more than 10 square miles in the north-central portion of Amelia Island. It has an estimated population of 12,103.
Fernandina Beach is the largest municipality in Nassau County FL and the county seat. The city operates a municipal airport,[#mcgill aviation listing] golf club[#fernandina beach golf club listing] and marina as well as offering a variety of programs through its Parks & Recreation Department.
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