Ft. Clinch State Park

The entrance to Fort Clinch State Park is just about a mile and a half east of the Historic District of Fernandina Beach on the north end of Amelia Island. The park, one of Florida’s lesser-known gems, includes a large, well preserved Civil War-era fort surrounded by a 3-mile strand of protected beaches and 1,400 … More Ft. Clinch State Park

Amelia Island

Amelia Island is the northernmost island in Florida.  Located between the city of Jacksonville and the state of Georgia, Amelia Island has the distinction of having been governed under eight different flags over its turbulent history.  At one time, a known pirate was in charge over the island, and Fernandina Beach, the island’s only incorporated … More Amelia Island

Fernandina Beach

  In earlier seafaring times, Fernandina Beach was a popular haven for pirates and the debauchery of their lifestyles. In stark contrast, today’s Fernandina Beach is one of the most charming and appealing small towns I have ever visited. Considered the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, seafaring (without the piracy) is still a way … More Fernandina Beach