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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.

Fernandina Beach was incorporated in 1951 and encompasses more than 10 square miles in the north-central portion of Amelia Island. It has an estimated population of 12,339. Fernandina Beach is Nassau County's largest municipality and the county seat. The city operates a municipal airport, golf club, and marina as well as offering a variety of programs through its many parks, community centers, and recreation areas.

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