Top Spots to Take a Dip

July 5, 2017
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Follow the Blue
Amelia Island, home to over 13 miles of pristine beaches, is also home to a number of refreshing pools and hidden pockets of paradise. Decorated throughout the island, these immaculate spots are sure to make a splash on your vacation. Follow the blue and beat the heat with your definitive pool guide to Amelia Island. 
Take your pick of an outdoor or indoor pool at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Shaded by palm trees, this escape will make you want to stay indefinitely. The view of the ocean is irresistibly alluring. For spa-goers, a private, co-ed spa pool is the place to be for a post-treatment cocktail and lunch.
From the moment you walk onto their captivating pool deck, you’ll be immersed in pure bliss. Seek the sun or shade in one of their two-tiered pools, including an adult-only infinity pool, or grab a lounge chair under an umbrella. Closer to the beach is their featured splash park for kids. 
Take a breather and jump into this classic backyard pool. Their hammock and gazebo make for great shade and serves as an effortless way to catch a gentle gust of cool summer air.
Fairbanks House
Combine this private pool with shade from their quaint patio and you will have the perfect spot for your summer day. 

Blue Heron Inn
Surrounded by beautiful herbs, the Blue Heron Inn pool will make you feel as if you’ve been swept away to a secluded nirvana. Its serene waterfall is nothing short of entrancing.
Lounging in this pool, you’ll catch the ocean breeze as you escape the heat. It’s easy to get lost on island time in this little oasis. 
Kick off your flip-flops and jump into this refreshing pool located near the beach. The Breakwater Hotel offers soothing lounge chairs lining the pool as you welcome the Florida atmosphere. 
Choose from being near the marina or the ocean in these two Hampton Inn locations. Near the marina downtown, you’ll be surrounded by the Hampton’s colorful exterior in their pool positioned on their courtyard balcony. Closer to the beach, you’ll find their secluded pool putting you instantly on relaxation mode. 


Splash Zone at the Atlantic Recreation Center
There's fun for the whole family at The Atlantic Recreation Center. It's the perfect spot for your little ones to play in the water while your older ones enjoy the main pool. Come seek adventure at this exciting aquatic playground.

The Atlantic Ocean
With tons of public beach accesses, there’s a spot for everyone to cool down in the winds and waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Set up your site and grab a water bottle to beat the heat. 

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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.