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American Beach

Amelia Island, FL
+1 904-510-7036
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Favorite beach on the island

We're new to the area and have been checking out all the beaches. We love the quieter atmosphere of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie L
Cool Sand Dunes

Stopped by American Beach to see the big sand dune NANA. It was very neat. The town itself is a... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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One of nine sites along the African-American Heritage Trail, this area founded in 1935 was Florida's first African-American beach.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Amelia Island, FL
+1 904-510-7036
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're new to the area and have been checking out all the beaches. We love the quieter atmosphere of American Beach, and we had a manatee swim not 40 yards in front of us so how can it NOT be our favorite?!? Great for dogs,...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Stopped by American Beach to see the big sand dune NANA. It was very neat. The town itself is a bit less well kept than other parts of the island. Residential section a little sad, but it is a historic area and it was nice...More

Thank ellenkay
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Took a stroll along the beach about 1000in the morning and came across a couple of juvenile loggerhead turtles eating in the dunes. Not crowded and very kid friendly area.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Made a brief stop on our way to Central Florida to visit the historic American Beach, FL. Although Amelia Island/American Beach were nearly 12 miles outside of our route, it was worth the trip. The beach itself may possibly be only a few miles long,...More

2  Thank JoAnnR411
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My favorite place! Beautiful beach, town and people! Everyone is friendly and our dog loved the beach but not as much as I do!

Thank Lagar_7
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Great place to go shelling and collect sand dollars. It did not seems like a swimming beach. Nice parking and facilities.

Thank delen1
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is the place to go if you want to escape the busier beaches on the island......you can actually read a book or take a snooze without having to hear someone being towed out for getting stuck (you really do need a 4 wheel drive...More

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My cousin had her wedding here, (free) I would recommend parking close by the board walk, there are several down the stretch.... Sand Dune 106 is a great spot... Right off of Julia Street, just behind the American Beach Community Center...

Thank Kendra B
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The information boards were interesting however the location needs some attention. There was no life or energy to the location

Thank Nadine S
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Due to tropical depression in the Atlanta, there were not many people on the beach. You could drive your vehicle on the beach, which I never seen before. We drove around a little in the area. I will do research to learn more about American...More

Thank jewels229
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11 October 2016|
Response from Rolandobones |
No, overnight parking is not allowed
24 April 2016|
Response from Americanbeachlover | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission. You can however must purchase a pass to park on the beach. Otherwise parking is free. There is a park named Burney park we have always taken covered grills here as the wind is at time... More