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Amelia Island offers the perfect escape from the frantic pace of your life. From the 100-year-old moss-covered live oaks to the 40-foot rolling sand dunes, Amelia Island boasts one of the richest natural environments in the United States. Located on Florida’s northeasternmost tip, prestigious Amelia Island is home to 15 miles of pristine beaches, world-class golf and tennis, fishing, boating, boutique shopping and a rich history. Tourists also flock to this part of the country to enjoy tree-canopied lanes from times past, Victorian architecture and long walks through the quaint historic beach town with its shops, B&B’s, galleries, restaurants and coffee shops. Life slows down here as people say hello, smile and exchange some friendly words; the constant sea breeze is a good friend.
Charming Fernandina Beach-a historic Victorian-era seaport-provides ample opportunities for you to shop or dine in an eclectic array of shops and restaurants. Having been ruled under eight different flags, Fernandina Beach has always been a desirable, slightly upscale place to live. Dating back to the mid-1500s, Fernandina-as Fernandina Beach was known until 1951-was originally located at what is now known as “Old Town.” Local folklore claims that pirates’ treasure from Spanish galleons is still buried there.
When Old Town was later moved to its current location to become the eastern terminus of Henry Flagler’s first railroad in Florida from Fernandina to Cedar Key, Fernandina Beach become the county seat of Nassau County. Bounded by the St. Marys and Amelia Rivers, Fernandina Beach is famously known for its Piracy Past and as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry.
Watch fishermen unload their tasty cargo as you make your way down Centre Street, a charming eight-block corridor with pedestrian-friendly street-scaping, leading to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Fernandina Harbor Marina. Centre Street comprises the heart of the city’s 50-block historic center lined with quaint boutiques, art galleries, cafés and lovely late-Victorian architecture.