Fodor's Expert Review American Beach

Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach Beach
In 1935, at a time when segregation laws banned African Americans from Florida beaches, this historic beach was founded as a safe haven for people of color. It's the first stop on Florida's Black Heritage Trail, and the nearby American Beach Museum has exhibits that explore both segregation and the history of the beach. Parking is limited, yet this historic beach is a prime spot for quiet walks, sunbathing, and searching for shells. Amenities: parking. Best for: solitude; walking.
Beach Park (National/State/Provincial) Other Attraction Historical

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Lewis St.
Fernandina Beach, Florida  32034, USA

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