We visited Fernandina Beach during the first weekend of February 2022. Located on Amelia Island, it is the northernmost city on the Atlantic coast of Florida. On the first day we took a short hike along Egan Creek Greenway and enjoyed seeing some wildlife. There was an egret and a blue heron fishing in the creek, a flock of black shorebirds relaxing on a tree, a cormorant drying its wings in the sun. The second afternoon, we wandered around the historic district snapping photos of old Victorian era homes most built before 1900 and registered on the National Register of Historical Places. We had a wonderful time exploring, window shopping and eating succulent seafood. Though February is out of season, there were quite a few tourists milling about. The city offers many options for dining, boutique shopping, as well historical exploration and parking is free.
I very much enjoyed Fernandina Beach’s eclectic vibe and felt very safe. The waterfront marina provided for beautiful sunset photography. It was rather cold so we did not visit the beach, but I read that the city boasts 13 miles of pristine beaches. I would like to come back in season for a relaxing beach vacation