Water Closed to the Public
Marine Pest Hazard
Increased Jellyfish Activity
One of Florida's first tourist destinations in the late 1800s, Fernandina's beautiful beaches, charming 50-block historic district, year-round cultural events, fabulous dining and varied shops and galleries continue to enchant visitors.
Named in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain, the quaint seaport is steeped in history with an amazingly preserved downtown brimming with Victorian architectural gems.
Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry. 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 (yes, pirates!) now annually entertains more than 100,000 people each May.
Fernandina Beach offers residents a variety of lifestyles, including historical and modern urban residential areas along with a distinctive beach community.
No Amplified Music
No Fire Pits
No Hole Digging
No Motorized Crafts
No Motorized Scooters
There is always aquatic risk. Please check in with a lifeguard prior to swimming. Our department determines aquatic risk factors based on ocean conditions.
Beaches and oceans are dynamic natural environments. Crowd conditions, currents, waves, wild animals, and other water and beach conditions can rapidly change. The risks and conditions shown on this site are informational only and not always real-time. Actual conditions may differ. Lifeguards are not always on duty or available. Always remain aware of your surroundings and exercise due care for your own safety and the safety of others around you.
Always check for water warnings or check with a lifeguard before you swim.