Beaches in Nassau County Florida - great for saltwater fishing

Nassau County, Florida





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Amelia Island State Park ~ listed in National and State Parks also
State Road A1A North
Jacksonville, FL 32226


GPS 30° 31'28.33" N    81° 26'31.91" W
( Entrance off A1A to parking lot )

Beach driving is permitted at this location be sure to get your beach driving permits.
In general driving on the beach is within the State Park boundries. Please be respectful of posted signs and remain off the sensitive dunes.

Horseback riding is allowed at Amelia Island State Park. You must have all shot records with you and a negative Coggins test certificate.

Please watch tides at this park and how it may impact horseback riding. No special decals from Nassau County are necessary at this area.

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Comprising over 200 acres on the northern side of Nassau Sound, Amelia Island State Park offers up quite the fishing opportunity. Species that can be caught are whiting, speckled sea trout, jacks, flounder, redfish and tarpon.

The George Crady Fishing Bridge State Park,which is closed to vehicular traffic still spans Nassau Sound, but now offers close to a mile of space to drop or cast a line. redfish and speckled sea trout are around all year, numbers peak for these two species in the spring and fall. Sorry, no pets are allowed on the fishing bridge.

Baits that have been found to be popular include: mullet and shrimp.

Amelia Island State Park is one of the seven parks that make up what is collectively called Talbot Island State in duval county at amelia island state park

7 miles north of Little Talbot Island

8:00am till sundown 365 days a year.

Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. A limit of 8 people per vehicle.
$2.00 per person
$2.00 per person to access the George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier.

Please familiarize yourself with
Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations & Licenses.

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American Beach
5505 Gregg Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
( Intersection of Gregg and Lewis Streets )

GPS 30° 34'25.95" N    81° 26'39.48" W

A1A five miles south of Fernandina Beach


The beach is currently under renovations

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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 does deserve recognition for keeping this historical accuracy alive.

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

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Burney Park ~ also on the County and City parks page
burney park sign 1556 Gregg Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
( Parking entrance is actually off Burney Road )

GPS 30° 34'10.52" N    81° 26'44.51" W
( Entrance )

This free park is open from sunrise to sunset. There are picnic tables and a picnic area. There are also public restroom facilities and outdoor showers. Like most beaches on Amelia Island, the surf fishing can be very decent.

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

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Fernandina Beach Area Public Beach Accesses

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Fort Clinch State Park ~ Listed on National and State parks page Nassau Countyfort clinch guns
2601 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

GPS 30° 40'04.85" N    81° 26'03.30" W
( Entrance to park )

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8:00am till sundown 365 days a year.

$6.00 per vehicle. A limit of 8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 single occupant vehicle
$2.00 per person walking or bking in
$2.00 per person fort admission
$26.00 per night to camp

Please familiarize yourself with
Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations & Licenses.

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Main Beach Park
main beach park fernandina beach sign Fletcher Avenue & Trout Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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

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This is the largest public beach on the island. There's a skate park located at the Main Beach Park - it's official name is the Fernandina Beach Skate Park. It's open from dusk to dawn and helmets are required. Main Beach Park also has a volleyball court and a playground.

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North Beach Park
North Fletcher Avenue & East Ninth Street
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GPS 30° 40'55.73" N    81° 25'46.85" W

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The North Beach Park offers; Beach access, 22+/- parking spaces, 2 small picnic shelters with a table at each, board walk to beach, ocean swimming, surfing, kite flying and surf fishing. No restrooms at this location.

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Peter's Point Beach Park ~ also on the County and City parks page
entrance sign to peters point park 1974 South Fletcher Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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

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You can drive your vehicle onto the beach here - but be warned that 4-wheel drives are a really good idea! Horseback riding is permitted on the beach from this access. Please see: regulations and decal requirements

The amenities here are great - restrooms, indoor and outdoor showers and picnic shelters.

Surf fishing can be good here - from Whiting to Pompano, depending on the season. Locals claim that fiddler crabs are good bait here.

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Seaside Park and Beach
seaside park fernandina beach florida 2020 South Fletcher Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

GPS 30° 38'16.13" N    81° 26'13.70" W

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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 4-wheel 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.


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

GPS 30° 35'19.04" N    81° 26'45.29" W

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Get your beach driving permits!

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South End Walkover
southend beach walkover nassau county 8014 First Coast Highway
Fernandina Beach, FL 32097

GPS 30° 32'17.17" N    81° 26'31.13" W

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Stairs, a fairly long walk to the beach

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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

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

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


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 residence 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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Useful Links

Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations Safe Handling of Self Caught Seafood
Tides St Johns River and Tributaries Tide Chart for NE Florida
Coast and Coastal River
Saltwater Fish Species of Florida Videos of Fishing Knots
Saltchef ForumSeafood Recipes
Fernandina Beach Fishing Charters
Informative Florida Boating & Fishing Videos

Map of Beaches in Nassau County
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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 and 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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