Welcome to American Beach -
African American Heritage Itinerary
In 1935, the Pension Bureau of the Afro-American Life Insurance Company led by Abraham Lincoln (A.L.) Lewis bought three parcels of land to create a beach and resort in response to Florida's segregation laws.
It became a glorious oceanfront haven that, in its heyday, attracted superstars such as Cab Calloway, Joe Louis, Hank Aaron, Ray Charles and James Brown. Today, American Beach offers a beautiful, pristine beach and is the first stop on Florida’s Black Heritage Trail.