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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- There are many reasons why you love to call Fernandina home.

The beach -- one of the obvious hot spots of Fernandina Beach. There are thirteen miles of beautiful beach on Amelia Island. Great for surfing, playing volleyball and even just relaxing. It's also a lot more quiet than Jacksonville's Beaches.

A few of you said on Facebook one of your favorite spots on the beach to eat is Sliders, Fernandina Beach's only oceanfront tiki bar and restaurant. There's a playground and sandbox for the kids and a great view of the ocean

More family fun can be found at Putt-Putt of Fernandina Beach started in 1959 right on the corner of South Fletcher and Atlantic.

It's one of the longest continually operating franchises of Putt-Putt of America, not to be confused with mini-golf.

On the west side of the island, the historic downtown area.
In 1973, the National Register of Historic Places named a 30-block area a Historic District because of the Victorian architecture preservation. It has since expanded to 50 blocks.

One one of those blocks: the Palace Saloon. It was originally constructed as a haberdashery in 1878.

In 1903, it opened as The Palace, an elegant gentleman's saloon until prohibition in 1918.

Then it was transformed into an ice cream parlor through 1933.
Back operating as a saloon, it's the oldest in Florida.

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