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Video: Meet Me at American Beach

Posted on April 08, 2019
One of the most fascinating chapters in Amelia Island's history continues to unfold on American Beach, a community that came to be through the efforts of Florida's first African American millionaire, Abraham Lincoln Lewis. His great-great granddaughter Peri Frances introduces us to American Beach, her storied aunt "The Beach Lady," a couple Hollywood connections - and why it's still "all happening at American Beach."

Video: Meet Me at American Beach

Posted on April 08, 2019
One of the most fascinating chapters in Amelia Island's history continues to unfold on American Beach, a community that came to be through the efforts of Florida's first African American millionaire, Abraham Lincoln Lewis. His great-great granddaughter Peri Frances introduces us to American Beach, her storied aunt "The Beach Lady," a couple Hollywood connections - and why it's still "all happening at American Beach."

Shrimp Festival 2019

Posted on April 01, 2019
Celebrating the island’s heritage as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry (and recognizing its colorful history as a pirate port,) the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival 2019 is almost here. Here's what's new and how you can experience it.

Shrimp Festival 2019

Posted on April 01, 2019
Celebrating the island’s heritage as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry (and recognizing its colorful history as a pirate port,) the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival 2019 is almost here. Here's what's new and how you can experience it.

A Royal Rebel: Princess Amelia

Posted on March 08, 2019
A formerly British island baptized in the hope of currying favor from a King, Amelia Island still carries the name of the Princess who never saw it. Discover the hidden history of a most original royal.

A Royal Rebel: Princess Amelia

Posted on March 08, 2019
A formerly British island baptized in the hope of currying favor from a King, Amelia Island still carries the name of the Princess who never saw it. Discover the hidden history of a most original royal.

The Real Treasure Island

Posted on February 15, 2019
Amelia Island's geography set the stage for its' destiny as a maritime magnet for all kinds of adventurers. They left quite a bit behind, and inspired many a dreamer and adventurer to go in search of it.  Discover some of the island's hidden history (and colorful characters.) 

The Real Treasure Island

Posted on February 15, 2019
Amelia Island's geography set the stage for its' destiny as a maritime magnet for all kinds of adventurers. They left quite a bit behind, and inspired many a dreamer and adventurer to go in search of it.  Discover some of the island's hidden history (and colorful characters.) 

Interview with John Grisham at the Amelia Island Book Festival

Posted on February 14, 2019
#LOVEAMELIA sat down with internationally best-selling author John Grisham, appearing at the Amelia Island Book Festival (and on our beaches from time to time.)  Find out about his inspirations, experiences, and perfect island day. 

Interview with John Grisham at the Amelia Island Book Festival

Posted on February 14, 2019
#LOVEAMELIA sat down with internationally best-selling author John Grisham, appearing at the Amelia Island Book Festival (and on our beaches from time to time.)  Find out about his inspirations, experiences, and perfect island day. 

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.