Discover Coastal Dream Towns

After canvassing all coasts for towns with seaside charm, a lively beach culture, and good housing, these are our top spots for planning quick trips or finding a new place to live.

Fernandina Beach, Florida

An Old Town Wakes Up

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Photographer Reena Bammi

Your Neighbors Are:

Mostly retired. With plenty of free time and an income stream on average higher than the rest of the state, they’ll likely be found golfing at the island’s resorts or the Fernandina Beach public course or riding bikes and spotting birds on the Egans Creek Greenway.

On the weekend you might: kayak to Little Talbot Island State Park or take the kids camping near the beach five miles away in Fort Clinch State Park.




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