Visit Amelia Island, Florida for History, Culture and Stunning Florida Beaches

Visit Amelia Island, Florida for History, Culture and Stunning Florida Beaches


Welcome to a place named by Conde Nast one
of the world’s top 25 islands, a place where you can enjoy relaxed Florida beaches with
a distinct Southern charm, and where you’ll find fascinating history, plenty of outdoor
activities, and terrific shopping and dining. I’m Marieve, and welcome to beautiful Amelia
Island! Amelia Island, Florida, is located just south
of the Georgia/Florida border on the Atlantic Coast and is easy to get to via Jacksonville
International Airport. It has a truly fascinating history and rich culture. In fact, Amelia
Island is the only place in America to have been under eight different flags at various
times throughout its history. Walk or take a horse-drawn carriage around the Fernandina
Beach historic district and see beautiful 19th century historical homes and public buildings,
or catch a boat tour from the marina. The historic district is also home to a plethora
of dining options from various cafes, to locally owned brewpubs and eateries serving up the
freshest Floridian seafood, to al fresco dining venues headed by award-winning chefs. You’ll
also find countless charming and eclectic boutiques and antique shops both here and
further south on the island at Palmetto Walk Shopping Village.
Of course, “island time” is synonymous with “beach time,” and Amelia Island has
plenty of pristine shores to explore. One of many beach access points is located
at Fort Clinch State Park, where you can even sneak in a little more history by touring
the best preserved 19th century fort in the country. Here, amongst the dunes, you’ll
find gorgeous trails perfect for hiking or biking, where you can enjoy the lush native
vegetation and might even catch a glimpse of some native wildlife like a heron, alligator
or nesting sea turtle. You can also try stand-up paddleboarding, do some surf fishing, or take
a self-guided nature walk. You can wander one of the island’s many natural, preserved
park beaches or relax on the more manicured resort beaches. There is plenty of opportunity
for a romantic stroll and swim or family time collecting seashells.
Whether you’re seeking an active, yet relaxed family vacation, or a luxurious couples getaway,
you’ll make memories to last a lifetime here on Amelia Island… where you’ll find
the best of Florida combined with unforgettable Southern Hospitality.