Video: Meet Me at American Beach

April 8, 2019
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One of the most fascinating chapters in Amelia Island's history continues to unfold on American Beach, a community that came to be through the efforts of Florida's first African American millionaire, Abraham Lincoln Lewis. His great-great granddaughter Peri Frances introduces us to American Beach, her storied aunt "The Beach Lady," a couple Hollywood connections - and why it's still "all happening at American Beach."


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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.