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Discover A Hidden Gem

Set in the Sea Island chain, this barrier island was Florida’s first luxury tourist destination and it is still winning awards (and hearts) today. Named among the Top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards for seven consecutive years and recognized as a Top 25 Island in the World, Amelia Island is treasured for its long stretches of quiet beaches, natural beauty, unique history, and charming seaport character. Choose from golf, spa, dining, shopping, and a range of outdoor activities - or simply let relaxation take its course and enjoy time with loved ones. Come make memories.


Eight Flags, A Thousand Stories

Named for Princess Amelia, daughter of George II of Great Britain, Amelia Island is the only place in the United States to have been under the dominion of eight different flags. It’s been home to an array of cultures and colorful characters: Timucuan Indians, European explorers, pirates, bootleggers, Gilded Age millionaires, and shrimpers all make up the colorful tapestry of this treasured island’s rich history. They’ve left behind a legendary legacy (and much to explore.) This home, a former sea captain’s residence located in Old Town, was used as Pippi Longstocking’s home in the movie that was filmed on Amelia Island in the late 1980’s.


Experience the Secret Season

Have you heard? The beauty of Amelia Island in October and November is well-known to those in the know: warm days, low humidity, temperate ocean, slower pace, nights just cool enough for a light jacket. We've collected special offers, ideas, and insider tips for you to enjoy it. From resorts to hotels, restaurants to activities to fill fall days and nights, you'll find it on Amelia Island.

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About Amelia Island

Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.

Join the Conversation

Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach has made the top 4 finalists for the 2015 Great Places of Florida. If you love this enchanting Victorian seaport village and its eclectic offerings of shops, restaurants, public spaces and picture-perfect views, vote and share!

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