Welcome to ABPOA, the official on-line home of the American Beach Property Owners Association. ABPOA is a community-based organization with a broad scope of duties benefiting our members and the property owners of American Beach. We focus mainly on securing community services, preservation of the beaches and dunes of American Beach, and to preserve a part of our heritage through the construction of a museum and community center.
Working with The Trust for Public Land we helped coordinate the purchase of the beachfront Rendezvous Restaurant on behalf of Nassau County to eventually be renovated into a community center. And thanks to the tireless efforts of local activist MaVynee Betsch (who died in 2005) and the generosity of the Amelia Island Plantation Company, the National Park Service was given an 8.5-acre pristine sand dune called NaNa at the center of our community. This land is now part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.
American Beach was placed on The National Register of Historic Places in January 2002.
We have developed this site to share our progress, news, history and to promote our organization, its mission and our exciting events to our members, neighbors and friends. ABPOA is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors that includes a presindent, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Here are our Board Members. We strongly encourage all property owners to join ABPOA to have your voice heard. Your annual dues help us perserve the rich cultural legacy of American Beach. Click here to print out a submission form.