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Category: Beaches, Local time: 06:33:59, Address: 41 Ocean Club Dr, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, USA

American Beach Florida is a historical beach in the USA . It is located in Florida, island Amelia, north of the city of Jacksonville . The beach was founded in 1935 by Abraham Lincoln Lewis, the very first millionaire of African origin in Florida. He was the president in the Afro-American Insurance Company. The purpose why the Beach Florida was founded was that the citizens of African origin were not allowed to visit public beaches. He decided to open this beach for his employees, for their summer holiday. It was more beaches like this but American Beach Florida was the largest and the most popular. During the following 20 years, hotels, restaurants and night clubs were added. In 1964 the beach was hit by a hurricane which destroyed most of the buildings. After that American Beach Florida declined and it was not restored until 1977. At present, the beach is a popular destination for all tourists, regardless the race. In 2002 American Beach Florida was listed as a historical site in the USA National Register of Sites.

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GPS: 30.5673, -81.4434
Lenght of the beach (m): 6,000 m
Distance from the car park (m): 300 m
Is the coast line ragged?: No
Is the place available for the public?: Yes
Refreshments on the beach?: No
Is there a sports equipment rental shop?: No
Are there showers on the beach?: No
Toilets on the beach?: No
Diving: No
Is there a volleyball beach?: No
Are there coral reefs anywhere near the beach?: No
Are there shells on the beach?: No
Dangerous falling rock on the beach?: No
Algae present?: No
Lifeguard: No
Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:26:26 PM

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