Fernandina Beach town
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Fernandina Beach has a cute main strip along Center Street. Here you can find little stores like an ice cream shop called Fantastic Fudge, a great toy store called Villa Villekulla Toys, and plenty of restaurants. The street runs down to the harbor where you can see a pink sunset and look across the water at Cumberland Island, Georgia.
If you walk along the side streets you can see some nice Victorian homes, around Alachua St and North 6th St.
At Christmastime it is beautiful on Center Street, with little lights covering every tree. This is more enchanting than the Christmas lights in St. Augustine, I think. The courthouse also looks pretty lit up at night.
Unfortunately there are two gigantic paper mills spewing out fumes right by the main strip. This really ruins the quaint charm that the town would otherwise have. Also the oak trees with Spanish moss (the kind of trees I usually love) are kind of scrubby and not endearing here.
For a delicious meal in a delightful courtyard strung with lights and blessed with tropical plants, check out Pi Infinite Combinations. You can order your pizza by the slice but made to order with the toppings you want.
If your kids need a playground, check out Pirate Playground, a six minute drive away.
If you'd like to see the mansions along the shore of Amelia Island and the wild horses (from a distance) on Cumberland Island, take a boat trip on Amelia River Cruises from the harbor.
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The main street of Fernandina Beach is Center St which runs several blocks from around 8th St until it meets the harbor at Front St.
Fantastic Fudge, 218 Center St, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, call (904) 277-4801.
Villa Villekulla Toys, 5 s. 2nd Street, Fernandina Beach FL, call (904) 432-8291.
Pi Infinite Combinations, 19 S. 3rd St, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, call (904) 432-8535. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.