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Relax. Unwind. Soak up the sun and the state-of-mind. This is Amelia Island, the tranquil beach escape that exudes Southern charm.

Awaken your sense of wonder

Pristine beaches to the east. Stunning marshes to the west. Unique island discoveries everywhere in between.

13 miles of beaches

Endless views in every direction

Sink your toes into the appalachian-quartz sand as you stroll along the shore. Breathe in the salt air. Let the rhythmic sound of gentle waves be the soundtrack to your getaway. On Amelia Island, beach days are the best days.

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Over 90 independent restaurants

Delicious ways to dine

For families, couples and friends, dining is a culinary adventure. Farm-to-table, fresh seafood, international flavors and decadent desserts are a mere sampling of the menus that await.

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Outdoor recreation

Nature trails and waterways

Meander down a peaceful path that winds through a coastal maritime forest. Kayak through picturesque salt marsh estuaries. Whether you explore on land or on water, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

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Sustainable Amelia

From preserving the lush maritime forests and protecting wildlife to fostering green businesses and responsible tourism, going green is a way of life on Amelia Island. Learn about our conservation efforts and how you can reduce your environmental impact on this charming island paradise.

Sustainability on Amelia Island

What’s Happening Around Town

Don’t miss these upcoming activities happening soon. With so many options, you may want to stay longer!

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  • Shopping
  • Special Venues
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Travel Guide

Arts & Culture

Amelia Island is alive with theater, art walks, concerts, and acclaimed music festivals.
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Beaches

The sun rises majestically over the horizon. The wildlife gracefully stirs, embracing a renewed sense of curiosity.
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Dining & Nightlife

Explore the flavors of Amelia Island especially for those with a taste for life.
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Downtown

As you meander through the historic streets of downtown Fernandina Beach, you are transported to a world where time stands still.
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Family

Bring the whole family and discover a timeless, friendly place with experiences for all ages.
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Golf

With 99 holes of championship golf awaiting players of every skill level, Amelia Island is a true golfer’s paradise.
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History

Discover the rich history of Amelia Island.
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Nature & Outdoors

Home to a rare maritime forest ecosystem and unique array of flora and fauna, Amelia Island offers an escape to the wonders of nature and the sea.
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Romance

Disconnect to reconnect with one another during your enchanted getaway on Amelia Island.
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Spa & Wellness

Discover a haven for recharging your mind, body, and spirit on blissful Amelia Island.
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Beauty Without Barriers

Amelia Island is committed to accessibility, ensuring a welcoming environment for all visitors. With wheelchair-friendly pathways and access points, inclusive facilities and diverse amenities, the island embraces the beauty of universal access to beaches, historic sites and vibrant community events.

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FAQs

Have a question about Amelia Island? Whether you're curious about the best times to visit, things to do, or recommendations for dining and accommodations, you're likely to discover the information you need here. Take a look at our most frequently asked questions to the right. If you can't find what you're looking for, send a message to Info@AmeliaIsland.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

  • How far is Amelia Island from Jacksonville?
  • What is there to do on Amelia Island?
  • Does Amelia Island have a downtown?
  • What are the best Amelia Island hotels?
  • What is the closest airport to Amelia Island?
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FAQs

Have a question about Amelia Island? Whether you're curious about the best times to visit, things to do, or recommendations for dining and accommodations, you're likely to discover the information you need here. Take a look at our most frequently asked questions to the right. If you can't find what you're looking for, send a message to Info@AmeliaIsland.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Amelia Island is only 35 miles from downtown Jacksonville. Head north on I-95, then take exit 373 east for 15 miles until you cross the Intracoastal Waterway.

Warning: you may feel a sudden sense of ease and relaxation once you cross over the bridge.

In addition to beautiful beaches, Amelia Island is home to an irresistible mix of luxury spa, world-class golf, distinctive dining, unique shopping and an amazing array of things to do for families, couples and groups.

Historic downtown Fernandina Beach is located in the heart of Amelia Island. Lined with beautifully preserved Victorian-era buildings, quaint shops, cozy cafes and craft breweries, it offers a delightful blend of nostalgia and contemporary flair.

Depending on your individual needs, Amelia Island offers a wide variety of accommodations. Choose from luxury oceanfront resorts such as The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and Omni Amelia Island Resort; intimate Bed & Breakfasts; vacation rentals, hotels and campsites. For more information, visit our places to stay page where you can search for resorts, hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, vacation rentals and more.

Less than 30 minutes from Amelia Island, Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is the closest airport and links Northeast Florida with cities across North America and around the world. Additionally, the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport is conveniently located on the island.

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