Historic American Beach

Since 1935, tiny American Beach has weathered hurricanes, segregation, economic downturns, and developers to provide a vacation haven for many African-American families.

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Signs of the Past
Courtesy of the University of Florida

Signs of the Past

Thanks in large part to the efforts of MaVynee Betsch and other passionate historians, American Beach is listed on the Florida Black Heritage Trail and the National Register of Historic Places.

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