Imagine an enchanting
island that is rich in history, naturally lush and beautiful, and authentically
old Floridian. Situated just off the Atlantic coast, what this quirky little barrier island lacks in size, it makes up
for in character; Amelia Island is a beauty that will steal your
Enjoy 20km of pristine, white quartz beaches, explore the maritime
forest canopy, or take to the water on a boat tour, kayak, paddleboard or
fishing charter. On land, the 50 block National Historic District of
Fernandina Beach beckons with independent shops, restaurants, and inns that
were formerly Victorian mansions.
The island was Florida's first luxury
tourist destination and it's the only spot in America to have been under the
dominion of eight different flags (including the British!) Jacksonville
International Airport, regarded as one of America's most customer-friendly, is
just 40 minutes away.
More than 90 distinctive restaurants feature
locally-grown food and seafood caught just off the shores of Amelia, which is
the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry. World-class golf and top-shelf
spa experiences are available year-round. Accommodation options include
resorts, hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals. Events happen all year,
from the prestigious Concours d'Elegance to Jazz and Wellness festivals to the
Pétanque Amelia Island Open.