Fewer people are on the beaches after Labor Day. The lifeguard towers are removed from the seashore signaling the transition of seasons, summer to fall.
A public hearing about a new Nassau County beach ordinance is scheduled for Tues., July 28, 2020 at 6 pm.
County beach access for pedestrians extended to 24-hours a day, but parking lots close at midnight. No overnight camping allowed.
Fort Clinch State Park visitation is currently at 50% capacity. As of May 21, 2020, the campgrounds reopened and some beach restrictions have been lifted.
Nassau County, Florida residents can drive onto the beach to park at Peters Point and American Beach effective May 15, 2020. Active military, regardless of residency, will also be allowed to drive onto the beach.
Fort Clinch State Park reopened May 13, 2020 “for active recreation only.” Enjoy riding bicycles, walking along the beach, hiking trails, jogging, swimming and fishing.
The city of Fernandina Beach has announced effective May 8, 2020, vehicles will be allowed to drive onto the beach to park in the sand at Seaside Park (near Sliders).
Florida’s Dept. of Environmental Protection plans to open 80 state parks during “Phase One” of reopening the state’s park system. Amelia Island State Park is on the list to open May 4, 2020 “for active recreation only.”