Amelia Island

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  • Sea Oats at Sunrise Sea Oats at Sunrise Sea Oats at Sunrise
  • White Sand Beaches White Sand Beaches White Sand Beaches
  • Horseback Riding Horseback Riding Horseback Riding
  • 13 Miles of Beach 13 Miles of Beach 13 Miles of Beach
  • Lots of Beach Access Lots of Beach Access Lots of Beach Access
  • Amelia Lighthouse Amelia Lighthouse Amelia Lighthouse
  • Fernandina Beach Marina Fernandina Beach Marina Fernandina Beach Marina
  • Sunset on Amelia River Sunset on Amelia River Sunset on Amelia River

Photos by Kathy Brooks

Amelia Island, a barrier island only two miles wide, offers 13 miles of public beach access on the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by thousands of acres of state parks and protected land, including the national seashore of Cumberland Island to the north.

Known as the Isle of Eight Flags, Amelia Island has had a long and colorful history, having been governed under eight different flags through the centuries.

Historic Fernandina Beach, the Victorian town on Amelia Island,offers antiques, art galleries, variety shops, theatre groups, dining, entertainment, and an abundance of talented musicians. Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry.

Fernandina Beach is a town of festivals and cultural events. Check the calendar to see what's happening during your stay!

Horseback riding on the beach is offered by Kelly Seahorse Ranch and Stay ‘N Country Ranch.

Take a cruise with Amelia River Cruises and Charters.

Come face to face with egrets, herons and maybe even a dolphin, manatee or sea turtle at Kayak Amelia.  Explore the tranquil salt marsh of Talbot Islands State Park and Timucuan Preserve. 

Greyfield Inn offers day trips to Cumberland Island.

The Isle of Eight Flags comes to life with a visit to Florida's first spoken history museum, the Amelia Island Museum of History

Fort Clinch State Park has one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. The park offers 11 miles of biking trails, secluded beaches, guided nature walks, and historic re-eanactments at the fort. Fishing is available from a half-mile long pier on the Atlantic Ocean, jetties on Cumberland Sound, and from the banks of the Amelia River on the west side of the park.

Egans Creek Greenway offers walkers and bikers the opportunity to view birds, gators, bobcats and other wildlife.

Fernandina Beach's downtown marina offers deep sea fishing, inland waterway fishing, and sailing excursions.

Public tennis courts are just around the corner from the house. No charge.

Fernandina Beach Golf Club is a 27-hole public course four miles down A1A.

Putt-Putt is available on Main Beach. Island Falls Adventure Golf is on Sadler Road.

For more information about entertainment, events and dining in Fernandina Beach and on Amelia island, visit http://www.ameliaisland.com/

 

 

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