Your Guide to All things at Main Beach

June 2, 2021
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Amelia Island's most well-known beachfront park offers beachgoers, surfers, skaters and foodies the best of a day at the beach. Take in a round of oceanfront miniature golf, hang ten in the surf or at the skate park, dine on a tasty and eclectic array of foods, and sleep with the sounds of the surf playing it's familiar rhythmic song in the background. Welcome to Main Beach - AKA The Family Zone!

The all new Courtyard Suites and Springhill Suites by Marriott is easy walking distance from a day at Main Beach Park or a bike ride through Fort Clinch State Park located directly across the street. Guests will enjoy a resort-style pool deck with in-pool seating, fire pit, multiple dining options, full bars and a fitness room. The Seaside Amelia Inn is one of only four beachside hotels offering amenities designed to satisfy the entire family. As their guest, you'll receive complimentary daily "Hot & Tasty" southern home style breakfast, beach chairs and umbrellas, and covered parking. Refined southern hospitality of the ocean front Elizabeth Pointe Lodge offers wrap-around porches, beautifully decorated rooms, seaside dining at The Pointe Restaurant, 24/7 room service and staff to exceed your expectations. You can choose to stay in the 20 room hotel or one of their adjacent tropical rental properties. For families on a budget, the Comfort Suites is located just 100 yards from the Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to Fort Clinch State Park and only 1.5 miles from the historic downtown district. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, daily hot breakfast, and most importantly... the convenience of its stellar location.

There's a myriad of things to do at Main Beach Park and you're not going to want to miss a minute of it. Managed and maintained by the City of Fernandina Beach, Main Beach Park offers visitors two sand volleyball courts, a playground, several picnic shelters, restroom facilities, outdoor showers, beach accesses, a multipurpose court, a skate park and a large grassy area perfect for a game of catch or frisbee. Beach Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day for the safety of beachgoers. If you're tired of laying on the beach, how 'bout riding the beach. Bike Amelia will deliver bikes directly to you for an afternoon of pedal power on the beach or on the nearby trails. What says summer better than a friendly game of putt putt? Main Beach's Putt Putt Amelia Island is a family-owned putt putt course that has been around for over 60 years and promises wholesome fun for all who take a swing at it. Civil War era Fort Clinch State Park provides daily fort tours, trails for biking and hiking, beachcombing, sunbathing, swimming, and surf fishing. Adults and kids alike will love traipsing around the fort as soldiers reenact what life was like back in 1864. If you happen to be around on the first weekend of the month, you’ll witness a soldier garrison firing cannons and demonstrating other battlefield skills. 

Salt Life Food Shack offers a wide array of seafood and specialty menu items including Tuna Poke Bowl, Fried Shrimp, Authentic Street Tacos and Burgers that make your mouth water. When your thirst needs to be quenched, there's no better place to enjoy a cocktail or mocktail than Salt Life. Dine inside, outside or up on the rooftop for an amazing view of the Atlantic ocean. The Sandbar & Kitchen is Amelia Island's only TRUE restaurant that is located directly on the beach and has oceanfront dining where you can put your toes in the sand. There is a large covered patio right on the beach, tables in the sand, and an outdoor Beach Bar for the ultimate salty happy hour. Brand new to Amelia Island is the Courtyard Suites and Springhill Suites by Marriott. Located mere steps from the beach, these new hotels also house two new restaurants. The Tides Pool Bar and Grill provides creatively crafted cocktails, draft beer, and mixed drinks along with your favorite items from the grill poolside while The Bistro Restaurant is the place for a southern breakfast, lunch or dinner by Amelia Island's own, Executive Chef Nico.

Check out ALL that our island has to offer everywhere by visiting Then, pack your bags and come see us!

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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.