Located in the northeastern tip of Florida, Amelia Island offers an unspoiled setting for relaxing and rewarding getaways. Thirteen miles long and two miles wide, the northern and southern tips of the island are park preserves, which make up nearly 10 percent of the entire island. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Intra-coastal waterway, strong-currented Nassau Sound and one of the East’s largest and deepest inlets – Cumberland Sound – Amelia Island is edged with natural Appalachian quartz beaches and framed by sand dunes as high as 40 feet.
Named among the Top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards for three consecutive years, Amelia Island is treasured for its long stretches of quiet beaches, natural beauty, unique history, and charming seaport character. The island is home to an irresistible mix of spa, golf, and dining, shopping and leisure activities, but for those who want pure rest, relaxation and quality time with loved ones, there is no better place than Amelia Island.
Technically an island is surrounded by water, but visitors to Amelia Island find themselves surrounded by a welcoming sea of activities. From pristine waters and long, beautiful beaches, to shady trails and historic settings, Amelia Island has plenty of ways to fill the days.
Visitors can settle in for a cozy, horse-drawn carriage ride through historic downtown Fernandina Beach, or cast off on a sunset sail down the Intercoastal Waterway. Children will enjoy a trip to Fort Clinch State Park, offering one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts
in the country, swimming, fishing, full-facility camping, and more. A six-mile trails leads hikers and bikers through the popular state park, where you can also see the largest sand dunes in Florida.
Nature-lovers will find few better ways to appreciate the island’s scenic wonders than a trip to Kayak Amelia. Located in Talbot Islands State Park, Kayak Amelia lets you paddle your way to close encounters with Amelia Island’s extraordinary wildlife, including egrets, herons, sea turtles, and manatees.
Located off the northeastern-most tip of Florida on the Atlantic Ocean, and separated from Georgia only by the Cumberland Sound, by car Amelia Island is just:
• 15 minutes from Interstate 95 • 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport • 20 minutes from of the Georgia border • 6 hours from Atlanta and Miami • 3 ½ hours from Walt Disney World