Sadler Road on-beach parking allowed starting 6 a.m. Friday


Other city recreational facilities also scheduled to open Friday, May 8.

  • Seal of the city of Fernandina Beach.
    Seal of the city of Fernandina Beach.

Fernandina Beach City Manager Dale Martin issued a memo Thursday morning saying the city of Fernandina Beach will again allow on-beach parking at Sadler Road beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 8.

“Due to the likely heavy use at that area, visitors are strongly encouraged to maintain social distancing and employ personal protective measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Additionally, outdoor recreational facilities at Central Park (tennis, pickleball, and petanque courts [and waterfront petanque courts]) and Main Beach (skate park) will be available for use at the same time.

“The City’s restroom facilities at Main Beach and Seaside Park will be opened and available for use on Friday, May 8. Under the terms of a Nassau County contract, the restrooms will be cleaned and maintained four times daily.

“The challenges of overcoming the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic remain, and the local State of Emergency remains in effect to provide tools necessary to ensure the public health, safety, and welfare of the City of Fernandina Beach.

“The community has taken great measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19, and residents and visitors should continue those efforts.”

The memo said city officials made the decision to reopen the areas and facilities “after consultation with the City Commissioners and public safety officials.”