American Beach

Starling using a Tibetan singing bowl while he's sitting on a picnic table with a hat and the Night Sanders Campers logo on it, in the background is a boardwalk that leads to the shore of American Beach
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Nassau County Commissioners are expected to vote on an ordinance today (Monday) that would restrict group camping on some public beaches. 

The changes threaten a long tradition of gatherings on historically Black American Beach.

Bathers at American Beach.
Courtesy of the Amelia Island Museum of History

The Nassau Board of County Commissioners has made historic American Beach’s conversion from septic tanks to general sewer a priority and they’re lobbying the state government for financial aid.