First, Florida State Parks closed down Fort Clinch and Amelia Island State Park. Then Fernandina closed its city beaches. Hours later, Nassau County’s Executive Order No. 2 closed the remaining beachfront on Amelia Island effective at 6 AM, Sun., March 22, 2020.
Amelia Island’s beaches attract lots of visitors, but they are also attracting lots of attention from local officials.
Regardless of Hurricane Dorian’s exact path, northeast Florida is expecting red flag ocean conditions at the beaches, higher tides, periods of heavy rain, potential flooding, and wind.
Information about Amelia Island beach parks, driving onto the beach with 4WD vehicles, and recent beach news.
Police have responded to two separate hit-and-run incidences on the beaches of Amelia Island within a month. Responding to calls when people who had been sunbathing were run over.
Nassau County, Florida has formed a “Beach Community Working Group” and is seeking public input about Amelia Island’s beaches.