County Parks and City Parks in Nassau County Florida

County & City
Parks
in
Nassau County, Florida

 

 

 

 

American Beach
Gregg Street and Lewis Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

GPS 30° 34'25.95" N    81° 26'39.48" W
( About five miles south of
Fernandina Beach on A1A )

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A very historic beach relating to the black community during the days of segregation. Good energy has gone into preserving this heritage for future generations and not bowing to the pressures of wealthy developers just to the north and south. American Beach deserves recognition for keeping this historical accuracy alive. In 2002 it was put on the list of the National Register of Historic Places.

The complete historic district, of which American Beach is just a small part of, is about 400 acres in size. There are more than 60 buildings that encompass the district. This beach can be accessed from Burney Park.

The area known as American Beach was established in 1935 by Abraham Lincoln Lewis. Because of segregation, African Americans were not allowed on the beaches in nearby Jacksonville. Although Mr. Lewis created this area for his employees - he owned the Afro-American Life Insurance Company - it became an extremely popular beach for many additional families and churches. The area and the beach began to fall into disarray in the 1960's. In 1977, his great-granddaughter, MaVynee Betsch (aka the Beach Lady) began working to preserve the area again. For more history and a chance to hear MaVynee (who has since passed), this is a wonderful youtube documentary.

If you intend to drive on the beach, please be sure to get your
beach driving permits for Nassau County Florida.

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Burney Park
burney park 1556 Gregg Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
( Parking entrance is actually off Burney Road )

GPS 30° 34'10.54" N 81° 26'44.54" W
( Entrance )

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Burney Park is open from sunrise to sunset, and the beach is free. The beach here is part of American Beach. There are public restroom facilities and outdoor showers. Surf fishing, swimming and surfing are usually good here.

There is a handicap accessible beach access here. Pets are allowed but must be on a leash.

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Egans Creek Park
egans park fernandina beach sign Atlantic Avenue and Wolf Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

GPS 30° 40'07.76" N    81° 26'28.64" W
( Park entrance )

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There's a lovely wetland area in this park, as well as Egans Creek. There is a baseball field (more like a practice field), a playground, and picnic tables. There are a couple of benches right on the edge of the creek, so you can just relax and enjoy the wildlife if you like.

Fishing is available on both sides of Atlantic Avenue. The deeper water is on the south side of the road. According to anglers in the know, pinfish are plentiful on this side, and are great for bait fish. The north side can yield redfish and trout. This is one of those creeks where almost anything can be caught depending on the tides and the season.

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Goffinsville Park
entrance to goffinsville park 95001 Goffinsville Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

GPS 30° 34'10.15" N 81° 31'25.58" W
( Entrance )

GPS 30° 33'57.99" N 81° 31'17.71" W
( Foot of fishing pier )

GPS 30° 33'56.43" N 81° 31'19.02" W
( Waters edge at ramp )

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Fees and Hours:
The boat ramp, fishing piers and the park are free and open 24/7.

A boat ramp is on site also.

A small fishing pier about 150 feet in length is on site also.

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Newly rennovated in 2009, this Nassau County park offers anglers lots of opportunities to catch a whole host of different fish and seafood. This 19 acre park has roughly 850 feet of waterfront. You can net bait, fish and go crabbing.

There are covered picnic pavillions, six in total, that offer shelter from the sun, and fairly new grills. The playground is shaded - which is a treat for those wanting to be outside but not baked in the Florida sun!

There's a 150' fishing pier, which is lit for night fishing. A boat ramp is available, as is a floating dock for hand launching canoes and kayaks. A second 118' dock is at the south end of the fishing pier.

For a little more history on the park, click here to go to our boat ramp page and read all about Saul Goffin and Goffinsville.

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Main Beach Park
beach park fernandina beach florida 32034 Fletcher Avenue and Trout Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

GPS 30° 40'07.80" N    81° 25'53.39" W

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Main Beach Park is great for all kinds of recreational activities. It's located on the northern end of Amelia Island. There are public restrooms and outdoor showers. You can bring your picnic basket and cook out on the barbeques. There are lifeguards (3 towers) manned during the summer season only.

The beach is free and you can park in the main lot near the beach. There's a bench lined boardwalk that runs parallel to the dunes, so you can sit and rest for a while. And, there's a large lawn that goes up to the dunes if green grass is more to your liking.

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North Beach Park
north beach park nassau county fl Just north of the intersection of;
   North Fletcher Avenue and East 9th Street
   Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

GPS 30° 40'55.73" N    81° 25'46.85" W
( Entrance to park )

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Peter's Point Park
peters point beach fernandina 1974 South Fletcher Ave.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

GPS 30° 35'57.03" N    81° 26'45.56" W

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If intending to drive on the beach, please be sure to get your
beach driving permits for Nassau County Florida.

Horse back riding is permitted on the beach from this access. Please see:
regulations and decal requirements

This is one of two places where vehicles can access public beaches - the other is at Seaside Park. This is a free public park, and the large parking area is also free. The parking area is large enough to accomodate horse trailers.

There are public restrooms here as well as a picnic area, indoor and outdoor showers, and of course swimming and surf fishing. During the summer months, there are three manned lifeguard towers.

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Scott Road Beach Access Drive On
scott road access sign 4902 Amelia Island Parkway
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

GPS 30° 35'19.04" N    81° 26'45.29" W
Get your beach driving permits!

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This access is just south of Peter's Point. There is paved parking, but there are no amenities here. Sounds like it could be a decent place to fish, without having to worry about the crowds.

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Seaside Park
seaside park sign Entrance is just south on Gerbing Road
from the intersection of;
   Gerbing Road and Sadler Road
   Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

GPS 30° 38'16.13" N    81° 26'13.70" W
( Entrance off Gerbing Road )

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Get your beach driving permits!

This beach, and Peter's Point, are the two accesses via vehicles to the beach. You really do need a
4x4 vehicle to navigate this beach!

There's a small public parking lot, a dune walkover, picnic tables and public restrooms. Along with great surf fishing, you can find plenty to do here. Shelling, swimming, surfing and sunning are all popular.

A couple of nice shaded areas on the walkway to the beach with benches too.

For more pictures of this park click here.

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Nassau County Beach Driving Permits can be Obtained at:

nassau county beach driving permits required Nassau County Courthouse
416 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32097

1-904-491-6430
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00
  Judicial Annex
76347 Veterans Way
Yulee, FL 32097

1-904-548-4500
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00

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Horses on the beach regulations

• Horses shall be under the control of the rider at all times.
• Horses shall be governed under the established traffic & littering laws.
• Horses shall not be allowed in public shower or cabana areas.
• Absolutely no vehicles or horses allowed on the dunes or vegetation.
• Absolutely no vehicles or horses allowed within the designated swimming or sunbathing areas.
• Parking for horse trailers shall be within the designated area at Peter's Point Park.
• Trailers or other conveyance that carry horses shall have a decal attached to the trailer.

Horse Permit/Decals can be obtained by contacting:

Nassau County Animal Control
86078 License Road,
Yulee, FL 32097

904-491-7440

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Drivers license and horse trailer registration will be needed for the decal process.
No fee for Nassau County residents and as of 2011 the fee for out of county residents is $40.00 per year, with the year starting in September.

 

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Areas in Nassau County Florida Include; Amelia Island, Amelia City, American Beach, Andrews, Becker, Black Rock, Boulogne, Bryceville, Callahan, Chester, Crandall, Crawford, Dahoma, Dyal, Evergreen, Fernandina Beach, Franklintown, Glenwood, Gross, Hedges, Hero, Hilliard, Ingle, Italia, Keene, Kent, Kings Ferry, Lessie, Mattox, Nassauville, O'Neil, Verdie, Yulee Heights and Yulee.
Bodies of Salt & Brackish Water in Nassau County, Florida Include; Alligator Creek, Amelia River, Atlantic Ocean, Bells River, Christopher Creek, Crady Creek, Crady Lake, Cuno Creek, Egans Creek, Gardner Creek, Jackson Creek, Jolly River, Kingsley Creek, Lanceford Creek, Lofton Creek, Lumber Creek, Milisa Creek, Nassau River, Nassau Sound, Plummer Creek, Saint Joeseph Creek, Soap Creek, St Marys River, Thomas Creek and Walker Creek.

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