Amelia Island, Florida
Resting just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island welcomes you
to experience its rich, colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty.
With 13-miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine
waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors
and residents alike. In fact, Amelia was recently voted #6 among Top 10
North American Islands by Conde Nast Traveler's 2008 Reader's Choice Awards,
making it the highest ranked island destination in Florida for two
The island's upscale resorts, world-class spas, championship golf, and
exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and
breakfast inns, historic sites, and entertaining local festivals and events.
Amelia Island is also home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian
seaport village, and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops,
attractions and eateries. Florida's great outdoors is never greater than
when enjoying kayaking and sunset sails, horseback riding on the beach, or
hiking, biking and fishing on Amelia Island. For history buffs, the island's
intriguing past is ever-present, whether visiting Florida's only spoken
history museum, or roaming the walls of the 1,000-acre historic Fort Clinch.
Truly unique among Florida's many outstanding treasures, Amelia Island is an
enchanting showcase of all that makes Florida great. Located merely 20
minutes from Jacksonville International Airport and 15 minutes from
Interstate 95, the island offers a convenient location for travelers. To
start planning your next trip to Amelia Island, simply request your free
vacation guide today.
Long-time visitors know that any trip to Amelia Island is likely to be
eventful, but this summer the popular barrier island is outdoing itself with
an amazing assortment of events and activities. Located just off Florida's
north-easternmost coastline, the tiny island is big on summertime festivals,
concerts, tours and other events that celebrate and add to Amelia's most
treasured assets, making her an ideal home base for a memorable Florida