Great Places to Stay on the Beach

March 15, 2021
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Have you been dreaming of warm(er), sunshiny days by the ocean? We hear you. Early spring on Amelia Island is usually characterized by drier, crisp air and comfortable weather that is just perfect for shell-hunting strolls on the beach.
Whether it’s an upscale escape to a south-end island resort, all the comforts of home in a condo vacation rental, a favorite family hotel/motel getaway, or camping under the stars by a historic civil war fort, each one of these properties are so close to the beach you can wake up and put your toes in the sand. Take a look and plan your spring thaw on sunny Amelia Island.


Amelia Surf & Racquet 

Awake each morning to magnificent Atlantic Ocean views from the private balcony of your Amelia Island Resort condo rental. Watch the dolphins swim out in the surf from full-length windows or a sliding door while eating meals made in your fully equipped kitchen. Unwind in a beautifully decorated suite that includes all the amenities from home.

Omni Amelia Island Resort 

Nestled on 1,350 acres, Omni Amelia Island Resort offers luxurious oceanfront accommodations with unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean. Resort amenities include casual to fine dining, world-class resort pools, championship golf, a full-service spa, nature center, and miles and miles of bike trails. You’ll never run out of adventure in this idyllic destination.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island 

Located on a grand stretch of Amelia Island's 13 miles of coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a luxury resort where Southern hospitality at its finest is on display. One of the most popular beach destinations on the East Coast, this resort is where Southern charm meets the sea and live oaks meet white sandy beaches.


Amelia South 

Awaken to the sunrise and take in views and breezes of the Atlantic Ocean from your private oceanfront balcony in either a two or three bedroom condo. Amelia South is centrally located along Amelia Island's beautiful beaches where your day can be spent lazily by the ocean or the oceanfront pool.

Amelia by the Sea

Amelia By The Sea condominiums offer panoramic views, stunning sunrises, and Amelia Island’s only private 600-foot fishing pier. Tennis courts, pool, and an oceanfront banquet room are available to guests.

Beachside Motel

Stay on the beach in Amelia Island’s only oceanfront motel! Recently renovated, the standard rooms, efficiencies, and kitchenette rooms all feature refrigerators, flat-screen TVs and the beautiful Atlantic ocean just steps from your room.

Ketch Courtyard

Enjoy all the comforts of home right on the beach at Ketch Courtyard. Amenities include a private gated pool, private boardwalk to beach, beachside balconies, and walking distance to The Surf Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  

Sand Dollar Villas

Sand Dollar Vacation Rentals offer beautiful, fully equipped beachfront and ocean view properties at competitive rates for your fun-filled family summer vacation or peaceful winter retreat. Spend your day alternating between the sand & surf and the gorgeous oceanfront pool. 


Elizabeth Pointe Lodge 

Savor oceanfront relaxation with refined Southern hospitality. Enjoy wrap-around porches, beautifully decorated rooms, and seaside dining at The Pointe Restaurant. Walk right out to the beach for a day of fun in the sun or spend it reading from a rocking chair and listening to the ocean sounds. It really doesn't get any better than this. 

Seaside Amelia Inn

Located just steps from the beach and minutes from downtown Fernandina Beach, the Seaside Amelia Inn offers amenities designed to satisfy the entire family for the perfect beach getaway. Sun seekers will love the closeness of the waves and nightlife of The Sandbar & Kitchen right next door. 

Camping in Fort Clinch State Park

Fort Clinch State Park has 62 campsites set up in two campgrounds/loops where you can either camp right by the ocean or under a canopy of moss covered trees near the river. Either one is blissful as you fall asleep listening to the sound of the water lapping the shore. 

Please check out ALL of Amelia Island accommodations here and plan your next getaway to the beach!

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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.