In this tranquil place of sea, sand and southern hospitality, you’ll enjoy a host of modern activities while stepping back in time.
Amelia Island’s main attraction is the great outdoors. A mild climate and a diverse landscape mean endless options for outdoor activities. Fishing,[#boating & fishing category link] boating, beach-combing and soaking up rays are among the favorite pastimes here.
Nature lovers will find Amelia Island irresistible – a host of exotic animals and endangered species such as bobcats, otters, manatees and sea turtles find refuge here. Find out more on our Nature & Wildlfe[#nature and wildlife page] page
Named in honor of Princess Amelia, a daughter of George II of England, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2013 voted Amelia Island one of the 25 top islands in the world and one of the top 10 islands in the United States.
The historic Victorian seaside community of Fernandina Beachon the island’s northern end welcomes visitors with interesting tales, historic attractions and an eclectic mix of shopping, dining[#where to eat] and nightlife.[#tours & activities]
The island’s southern end offers world-class resorts,[#where to stay] challenging golf courses, unspoiled wilderness and beautiful ocean- and marshfront communities.[#real estate & communities] American Beach is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its storied history as one of the few places African-Americans could go to the beach during the Jim Crow-era in the South.
Amelia Island is a wonderful place to vacation or host your next event. Whether you’re planning a wedding or honeymoon,[#weddings & honeymoon page] a reunion or business retreat[#business meetings & retreats page] – Amelia Island has everything you need.
Once you’ve visited, you won’t want to leave. And you don’t have to. Amelia Island offers a variety of options for making a permanent home here. It is possible to spend every day in paradise – just ask a local.