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Nassau County
Official Seal of Nassau County, FL
96135 Nassau Place
Suite 1
Yulee, FL 32097
Beach Ordinance and Resolutions
Repairs request for Beach Front Parks, Boardwalk or any other County Facilities.  

There are to be no glass containers on County beaches. 

Littering is prohibited. 

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

Concession license shall be required for the sale or rental of any merchandise, services or goods on the Atlantic Beach area or County -owned or controlled off-beach area. 

Alcoholic Beverages:
Unlawful for any person to consume or drink beer, wine or alcoholic beverage at any County-owned or controlled recreation area.
Possession of any open container containing an alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
Violations are punishable by a fine not exceeding $500.00 and/or ten days incarceration.

Camping on the Beach:
Camping for more than 24 hour is prohibited.
All campers must have self-contained sanitary waste disposal units.
Unlawful to leave camping areas in a littered fashion.
Littering is prohibited.

Weddings on the Beach:
Weddings are allowed on the beach, they must follow all ordinance and resolutions.

Dogs must be under a leash at all times. Littering is prohibited.

Driving on the Beach:
Out - of - County Residents shall obtain a permit to drive or park on the beach. No permit required for vehicle owners who are handicapped or disabled. Click here for map of prohibited beach driving areas.

Beach Driving Permits can be obtained at:

Nassau County Historic Courthouse
416 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL.
Hours of Operation: 8:30am-5:00pm Mon –Fri

Judicial Annex 904-548-4500
76347 Veterans Way, Yulee, FL 32097
Hours of Operation: 8:30am-5:00pm Mon–Fri

A1A Express Discount  904-310-6163
3331 South Fletcher Avenue

Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thurs:      7:00am-10:00pm                           
Friday-Sunday: 7:00am-11:00pm 

Flash Foods  904-261-3113
5518 South Fletcher Avenue,
Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034  
Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours 


Horses on the Beach: 
Horses shall be under the control of the rider at all times.
Horses shall be governed under the established traffic & littering laws.
Horses shall not be allowed in public shower or cabana areas.
Absolutely No vehicles or horses allowed on the dunes or vegetation.
Absolutely No vehicles or horses allowed within the designated swimming or sunbathing areas.
Parking for horse trailers shall be within the designated area at Peter's Point Park.
Trailers or other conveyance that carry horses shall have a decal attached to the trailer.

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

Recreational Vehicles, Four Wheelers, and ATV's
Four wheelers and all terrain vehicles prohibited except for official use.
Recreation type vehicles shall park in designated areas.
Recreation type vehicle with tags not issued in Nassau County shall not remain in the park between sundown or sunup.

Swimming & Water Craft 

No swimming beyond 300 feet perpendicular to water's edge.

No swimming in area designated for personal water craft.

No person shall utilize any raft, float, "boogie-board", belly board or other flotation device of any description, except for a boat, surfboard, wind surfboard, sail boat or jet ski, more than 300 feet from the water's edge. Surfboards and/or boogie boards shall at all times while in the ocean be attached to the user by surf leash.

Surfboards and/or boggie boards shall at all times while in the ocean be attached to the user by a surf leash.

No person shall operate a sail boat, windsurf boards or sailboards closer than 600 feet from the water's edge.

Jet skies or motorized boats shall remain at idle speed until they are at least 500 feet in a straight line from the shore area.

Personal water craft and boats shall be operated or launched no closer than 1,500 feet in either direction of the lifeguard tower.

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