Amelia Island, FL, Guide and Information


Welcome to Amelia Island

Refreshing, award-winning and bewitching, Amelia Island, Florida, including Fernandina Beach and Yulee, has won travelers' hearts with its serene beaches, abundant wildlife, and diverse cultural history. The historic communities of St. Marys, Georgia, and Kingsland, Georgia, sit just across the St. Marys River and have their own charm as well as their own award-winning golf courses.

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Alluring Ameila Island

Imagine Florida at its finest, enhanced by southern charm. Amelia Island is as lovely as its name. (Doesn’t Amelia conjure up thoughts of grace and beauty?) Named for Princess Amelia, daughter of George II of England, Amelia Island does indeed possess a delightful blend of pristine nature and historic architecture along with many wonderful places to lodge, dine, shop, re-center yourself and recreate.

Part of the Sea Islands chain of islands that stretch along the east coast from South Carolina to Florida, this thirteen-mile-long island is the northernmost of Florida’s barrier islands. At four miles across at its widest part, Amelia Island abounds with fabulous soft-sand beaches, parks and a wide variety of other places to relax, rejuvenate and have fun. If you travel south along the A1A, the main drag, you’ll pass through beguiling beach bungalows, impressive mansions, quaint inns and B and Bs and high-end resorts until you arrive at beautiful Amelia Island State Park at the southernmost tip.In terms of beaches, you can discover lots of beachfront access points along the way as well as parks and other places from which to enjoy the magnificence of the Atlantic Ocean. At the northernmost tip, Main Beach Park ranks tops for its sand dunes, boardwalk and public sports and recreation facilities. Farther down at Peters’ Point Park, you can drive right up onto the beach and cast your line into the big blue. It’s a great place to park it for a while, since many amenities such as bathrooms are provided. Don’t forget your cooler! Down south American Beach is noteworthy for its historic significance and allure. Founded during the Jim Crow era when African Americans were not allowed to go on the beaches at nearby Jacksonville, today American Beach is a community in transition. Listed as an historic site by the National Register of Historic Places, many of the old endearing homes have been restored to their original splendor; others lie in wait of beinlks looking to embrace the renaissance of this unique part of Amelia Island.

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Fernandina Beach: Amelia Island’s Treasure

The flip side of your Amelia Island Discovery Map offers a terrific overview of much of what Fernandina Beach has to offer. From its tree-lined streets in its historic downtown to its bustling waterfront on the Intracoastal Waterway (also known as the Amelia River), you can easily surmise the lay of the land of much of what is to see and do. Know, however, that these are just some of the highlights and if you venture out – especially on foot – you’ll discover even more on your own.

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Exploring Shopping Gems in Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island

Head out on a retail adventure through Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, FL. Join us as we explore the area’s distinctive charm and answer key questions to guide your shopping journey.

Amelia Island's enchantment peaks in the historic district of Fernandina Beach. With Victorian architecture as a backdrop, Centre Street becomes a bustling hub for shoppers seeking a mix of high-end stores and locally-owned boutiques. Discover the most enchanting part with treasures from New to You and Olive Amelia, and immerse yourself in the delightful treasures it offers.

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All About Lodging in Amelia Island, FL

Amelia Island, Florida, stands out as a gem along the Atlantic Coast, offering a perfect blend of historic charm and coastal beauty. If you're planning a visit to this enchanting destination, choosing the right lodging is key to a memorable experience. Let's explore the nicest parts of Amelia Island and understand the difference between Fernandina Beach and the island itself.

One of the most captivating aspects of Amelia Island is its diverse neighborhoods, each offering a unique flavor of the island experience. Many visitors find the historic district particularly charming, with its cobblestone streets, Victorian architecture, and a delightful array of shops and restaurants. The ambiance of this area makes it a favorite among those seeking a romantic and historic atmosphere.

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