Four Newborn Right Whale Calves Spotted Near FL-GA Border

Aerial survey teams spotted two moms with two newborn calves offshore of Amelia Island, Florida and in the Nassau Sound on Dec. 31, 2023.

November’s Right Whale Festival At Fernandina’s Main Beach Park

Festival celebrates return of North Atlantic right whales to Southern waters to give birth. Enjoy this fun, educational event featuring bands, vendor booths, exhibits, food trucks & more.

50% Off Florida Park Passes, Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Get the Florida resident discount by Jan. 13, 2024 to take advantage of state’s “Great Outdoors Initiative.”

Beach Day Turns Tragic in Fernandina, Teenager Drowns

An ocean rescue in Fernandina Beach began on Sept. 13th. Search and recovery effort for missing boy concluded next day.

Independence Day 2023 — July 4th Fireworks And Celebrations

Enjoy the 4th of July “Hometown Celebration” in downtown Fernandina or beach fireworks displays.

“Fireworks Roundup” To Pick Up Beach Trash

Join volunteer effort to pick up fireworks debris and litter on July 5, 2023 at Amelia Island’s beaches.

State Awards $922,016 To Nassau County, FL For Hurricane Beach Erosion

Florida Senate Bill 4A Awarded Funds For Battered Beaches In 16 Coastal Counties, Including Nassau (Amelia Island)

Amelia Island State Park’s Beach-Nesting Bird Season Fledgling Counts 2022

Least Terns, Wilson’s Plovers, and Willets nested on this northeast Florida barrier island’s southern tip during the 2022 breeding season.