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Nassau County Beach Front Parks
Beach Front Parks and Walkover Access
Burney Park
Peters Point Park
Scott Road
Southend Walkover 
Summer Beach Walkover 

Lightning Prediction & Warning Systems:

Nassau County has installed an Integrated Lightning Prediction and Warning System at the following locations: Peters Point Park, Burney Park Road, Scotts Road and American Beach Historic Park-Rendezvous. Please see the attached poster for more information on Lightning Prediction and Warning System and Safety Tips.  Click here to view poster.

Open Fires:
No Open Fires from May 1st to October 31st, due to Marine Turtle Nesting Season.

Horses on the Beach: 
Trailers or other conveyance that carry horses shall have a permit/decal attached to the trailer. Parking for horse trailers shall be withinthe designated area at Peter's Point Park.

Horse Permit/Decals can be obtained by contacting:
Nassau County Animal Control  904-530-6150
86078 License Road, Yulee, FL
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm Sat. 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Beach Safety & Rip Currents

Below are some tips to help you and your family stay safe while in and near the water:

  • Learn Rip Current Safety
  • Wear a Life Jacket
  • Swim Near the Lifeguard
  • Swim With a Buddy
  • Check With the Lifeguards About Current Conditions
  • Obey Posted Signs & Flags
  • Enter Water Feet First
  • Use Sunscreen and Drink Water
  • Keep the Beach and Water Clean by Removing All Trash and Dumping in Provided Trash Cans

For current conditions including rip currents and shark safety, please visit: or call (904) 277-7331.


Beach Accesses With Lifeguards on Duty
The City of Fernandina Beach Fire Department employs approximately 40 season Ocean Rescue Lifeguards each year. Beaches are staffed with lifeguards on weekends beginning the first weekend in May. After Memorial Day, beaches are protected 7 days a week until the Labor Day holiday in September.
Hours lifeguards are on duty is from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am-5:00 pm on weekends and holidays.
  • Ocean Rescue stands are located at:
  • North End Park (North Fletcher) - one stand
  • Main Beach - four stands
  • Seaside Park (South Fletcher & Sadler Rd.) - two stands
  • Peter's Point - four stands
  • Scott Rd. - one stand
  • Burney Park - one stand
  • Lifeguards will respond to the 12 miles of beach from Fort Clinch State Park to the southern most point of Amelia Island, however you are urged to swim near a lifeguard stand.

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Safety Tips & Rip Currents

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