One of the must have pictures when you visit Fernandina Beach is with Peg Leg the pirate standing near the downtown visitors center. He was created by a local artist to honore the Iland’s pirate history and was restored about a year ago after the Florida sun worked him over. He stands just before the railroad tracks that run along side the marina and city docks and is honored to welcome all guests to our historic town. The visitor/welcome center has all the information one could need regarding lodging, attractions, events, restaurants, maps, etc. that any visitor can find useful. It’s also the first place you can meet the very friendly folks who live on our Island and volunteer at the center. In addition to the quaint town, great restaurants, beautiful historic homes, and unique shops, the vast majority of our guests comment on how friendly people are on this Island and in the historic town. We definitely agree and believe its because they have all found a little slice of heaven by living here, are enjoying the “Island Time” pace of the area, realize how fortunate we are to not have traffic jams and the busy-ness of many locales or perhaps just naturally friendly people find this place! Regardless we know from experience with thousands of guests each year that you will find this unique place one that you won’t soon forget and will plan to return whenever you can.