Visit Amelia Island from Home

Visit Amelia Island, Florida from Your Living Room,
and Make Plans for Your Sunny Return!

About Amelia Island - Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 20 kilometres of beautiful uncrowded beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.

Quick Facts - Luxury resorts, golf, beaches, nature & outdoor activities.

Nearest Airport - 48 kilometres from the Jacksonville International Airport, serviced by several American carriers.

Amelia Island in 60 Seconds

The next best thing to actually seeing it for yourself, Amelia Island videos let you discover the sights and sounds of this unique destination. Prep for combing the beach for shark teeth, take the perfect picnic, try your hand at pétanque, ride horseback along the beach, or get spirited away in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida. There's an island of options to explore on The Isle of Eight Flags.

Florida's First Coast of Golf

The links of Amelia Island offer irresistible play for golfers of every skill level. As part of Florida's First Coast of Golf, one of the country's premier golfing regions, Amelia Island is a true destination for the most dicerning player.

The Beaches of Amelia Island

Amelia Island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, strong-currented Nassau Sound and one of the East’s largest and deepest inlets, Cumberland Sound. Edged with natural Appalachian quartz beaches and framed by sand dunes as high as 12 metres, Amelia Island's shores have long been a source of beauty. And, the ocean's average temperature during the summer? A welcoming 27C degrees.

Secrets of a Perfect Beach Day: Shell Seeking

Tips from seasoned seekers:

  • Go out at low tide and concentrate on the damp to wet sand area near water’s edge. (Just south of Amelia, Little Talbot Island State Park has a wide beach that magnifies low tide).
  • After a storm is a great time to see what has washed up.
  • Shells are seasonal; winter is generally the most bountiful time.
  • Some favorite shells found on Amelia and neighboring Cumberland Island include sand dollars, great heart cockles, olives, lightning whelks, and baby’s ear moon snails.

Sea Turtle Surprise

Sea turtles nest on Amelia Island every year in a beloved rite of spring. In the summer, volunteers excavate the nests to count the number of hatchlings. Once in a while, there's a surprise (or 27 surprises).

Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach

The National Historic District spans over 50 blocks and is rich with eclectic shops, a diverse mix of restaurants, and lovingly preserved architecture. Tour in a horse-drawn carriage, book a room in one of the elegant B&Bs, or take a boat ride from the harbor to watch the sunset.

Spirits of Amelia Island

Inhabited for centuries, home to Florida's oldest saloon and a modern-day distillery, Amelia Island's lively spirits are ready to welcome you.

Take A Photo Tour of Amelia Island

Visit the beaches, dining options, festivals, golf, activities on the water, nature, historic district, places to stay, and shopping.

Interactive Map

Uncover some of the most scenic spots on Amelia Island with this interactive map.

Create Timeless Memories with Augmented Reality Experiences on Amelia Island

Explore some of Amelia Island’s iconic landmarks through Augmented Reality, right from your mobile device for a 3-D tour of our island like you’ve never seen. Visit civil war era Fort Clinch, watch sea turtles hatch on the beach, uncover treasures, say hello to a historic shrimping vessel, and more. Request a copy of the Amelia Visitor Guide to get started.

For more information, visit
Amelia Island Tourist Development Council
VISIT FLORIDA - Amelia Island

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