a NATURAL FLORIDA EXPERIENCE
Located in northeastern Florida, Amelia Island offers an unspoiled setting for relaxing and rewarding getaways. Amelia Island is 13 miles long and two miles wide, with preserved park lands at its northern and southern tips, making up nearly 10 percent of the entire island! Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal 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 tall as 40 feet.
Treasured for her long stretches of quiet beach, natural beauty, unique history and charming seaport character, Amelia Island is consistently ranked among the best of the best with both the island and its partners winning countless awards. See how others have ranked Amelia Island, and then come experience it for yourself.
No 36 in The 50 Best Small Towns in the South
Southern Living, 2023
NO 5 BEST FAMILY BEACH VACATIONS IN THE U.S.
NO 7 BEST ROMANTIC GETAWAYS IN THE USA FOR 2023
NO 11 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN FLORIDA
U.S. News & World Report, 2023
CONDE NAST TRAVELER: READER'S CHOICE AWARDS 2022
No. 3 of Top Islands in the U.S.
Conde Nast, 2022
No. 10 of Top 15 Islands in the U.S.
Travel + Leisure’s World's Best Awards, 2022
#2 Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, Florida East
Wherever Awards, 2022
#15 Safest Cities in Florida
#25 PRETTIEST TOWNS IN THE SOUTH
Southern Living, 2022
No. 3 of Top 15 Islands in the U.S.
Travel + Leisure’s 2021 World's Best Awards, 2021
No. 9 Best Island in the U.S.
Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards, 2020
Ten Most Romantic Destinations in Florida
Southern Living, 2020
No. 6 of Top 15 Islands in the U.S.
Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World's Best Awards, 2020
The island is home to an irresistible mix of luxury spa, world-class golf, distinctive dining, unique shopping and an amazing array of leisure activities. But, for those who want pure rest, relaxation and quality time with loved ones, there is no better place than Amelia Island.