• Sunrise over the Fort George River in the Timucuan Preserve.

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Directions to American Beach

Please read the Travel Alert on the Directions home page.

From Jacksonville: Follow Route 105 (Heckscher Drive) east and north toward Amelia Island. At the St. Johns River Ferry, US Route A1A joins 105; 3.5 miles after the entrance to Amelia Island State Park, turn right onto Lewis Street, at the “American Beach” sign. Follow Lewis Street to the beach.

From Fernandina Beach: Follow US Route A1A south. Turn left onto Lewis Street at the “American Beach” sign just beyond the BP gas station.

Did You Know?

French King Charles IX

The word "Caroline" - while feminine in gender - does not refer to a female of that name but rather to a man. The word "Caroline" comes from the Latin version of Charles in this case King Charles IX of France. More...