from The County Insider
Office of the Nassau County Manager
August 12, 2012

The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has obtained Walker Consultants to conduct a study and to develop a comprehensive project approach toward developing a Strategic Master Plan for public beach access and parking on Amelia Island. The study area is inclusive of the beach access areas within the City of Fernandina Beach, the State parks on Amelia Island, and the unincorporated beach access areas of Amelia Island.

A 2045 planning horizon has been identified for long-term vision planning purposes. Master Plan data will be segmented in 5 year increments, starting with existing conditions and a current supply and demand analysis,followed with reasoned projections for planning purposes. This will include, at a minimum, supply, and demand projections, correlating solutions, and impacts to the operations and material cost.

Nassau County and Walker Consultants cordially invite you to attend an Open House Public Meeting to discuss the current and future conditions for Amelia Island Beach Access and Parking. The Open House Public Meeting will be held at Nassau County’s Peters Point Beachfront Park location on Saturday, August 21st at 9:00 a.m. A covered tent and seating will be provided for your convenience and to ensure safe distancing practices are observed.

Walker Consultants will be on hand to provide a presentation of their project scope of services outlining their segmented approach toward studying various sub-regions of the Island to include areas labeled and bound by the following public beach access points:

  • North Island (Cumberland Sound to PBA #9/Jasmine Street)
  • North-Central Island (PBA #9/Jasmine St. to PBA #30/Simmons Rd)
  • South-Central Island (PBA #30/Simmons Road to PBA #108/Burney Rd)
  • South Island (PBA #108/Burney Rd to the Nassau Sound)

During the presentation, Walker’s team of Tampa-based representatives will discuss an array of industry
best practice opportunities demonstrating their experience working with other barrier island communities
throughout the southeast and State of Florida. After which, an opportunity for you to share your public
input toward implementable solutions will greatly benefit the preparation and direction of the team’s
findings and recommendations.

We look forward to seeing and learning from you at Peters Point Beachfront Park on the 21st!

If you have any questions, please contact Parks & Recreation Director, Jay Robertson, at (904) 530-6120 or via e-mail at

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Joseph M Collins
Joseph M Collins (@guest_62063)
1 year ago

Great. Hire a consultant from Tampa to tell you what we should do about our beach — which has NOTHING wrong with it. Tell these “consultants” to figure out red tide on the beaches in their home town instead.

Carlton Jones
Carlton Jones (@guest_62109)
1 year ago

Will attend. Carlton Jones

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