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A Homebuyers Guide To Fernandina Beach Off Island

If you’re looking for the perfect home in one of the many  Fernandina Beach communities   but prefer to live in a suburb with more options as opposed to a quaint beach town, then Fernandina Beach off the island is the area for you. With new  Fernandina Beach neighborhoods   developing just west of the intracoastal waterway, residents can enjoy easy access to the area’s beaches on Amelia Island and outdoor activities including golf and boating.


Where is Fernandina Beach Off Island?

The northernmost city on Florida’s Atlantic coast, Fernandina Beach, can be split up in two sections – “off the island” and “on the island.” On the island is the area of Fernandina Beach located on Amelia Island while Fernandina Beach “off the island” is located just across the intercoastal and myriad of waterways connected by the Thomas J. Shave Jr. Bridge.
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Benefits of Living in Fernandina Beach Off Island

Many people who are looking to live in the area but prefer the perks of living in a suburb choose to reside in Fernandina Beach off the island. Close proximity to highways if you’re commuting, big box retailers, and multi-family homes and apartments are just some of the main benefits of living off the island. Other advantages to living in Fernandina Beach off the island include: 

  • Access to Shopping.  Enjoy the convenience of living minutes away from large retailers like Target, Walmart, Aldi, Home Depot and more.
  • Faster Commutes.  Being further inland means closer proximity to major highways making getting around Northeast Florida fast and efficient.
  • Employment Opportunities.  Living in Fernandina Beach off the island will put you closer to Kings Bay, UF Health campuses, Mayport Naval Base, NAS Jax, the Jacksonville Airport, and other places of business.
  • Diverse Housing Options.  You’ll find a wide variety of housing options at more affordable price points from apartments and multi-family homes to custom built homes on the water. 
  • Communities with Docks.  Take advantage of boating along the intercoastal in Fernandina Beach neighborhoods on the water including Brady Point Preserve, Oyster Bay, and Piney Island.
  • Public Boat Ramps.  Even if you’re not looking for a waterfront home, make the most of accessible boating with public boat ramps in the area including  Holly Point Boat Ramp,    Goffinsville Nassau River Park & Boat Ramp, and  Melton O. Nelson Memorial Park.
  • Proximity to Beach.  Just a short drive over the bridge and you can be at the 13 miles of white sandy beaches on the island with over 40 public beach access points.
  • Yacht Club.  Fernandina Beach off the island even boasts its own yacht club,  Oyster Bay, a private club that offers its members a unique opportunity to enjoy its recreational facilities including dining, a marina, clubhouse, swimming, and social facilities. 


Fernandina Beach Schools Off Island

Fernandina Beach off the island has fewer schools than on the island, but offers easy access to schools in Yulee, both public and private.

Private Schools

Faith Christian Academy

Private | Grade PK-12

96282 Brady Point Rd

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Public Schools

Yulee Primary School

86426 Goodbread Drive

Yulee, FL 32097


Yulee Elementary School

86063 Felmor Rd

Yulee, FL 32097


Yulee Middle School

85439 Miner Rd

Yulee, FL 32097


Yulee High School

85375 Miner Rd

Yulee, FL 32097


Fernandina Beach Off Island Communities & Neighborhoods

Find homes for sale in   Fernandina Beach off the island  in a variety of neighborhoods and communities complete with pools, tennis, boating, and golf. Our team is ready to help you find your dream home.

Some popular neighborhoods and   Fernandina Beach communities  off the island include:

  • Marsh Lakes
  • Piney Island
  • Kingsley Creek
  • Brady Point Preserve
  • Oyster Bay
  • Nassau Lakes
  • North Hampton
  • Amelia National
  • Amelia Walk
  • Amelia Concourse
  • Harbor Concourse
  • Timberlake

To learn more about different  Fernandina Beach communities   off the island and compare amenities, click below.


Homes for Sale in Fernandina Beach Off Island

Check out the current listings of homes for sale in Fernandina Beach off the island below. Even if you don’t see your dream home listed, our team of  real estate agents  are here to help. We’re always on the lookout for new listings and can help you find a property before it hits the market.

Contact us  today to learn more.