Travel guide

Nature & Outdoors

Home to a rare maritime forest ecosystem and unique array of flora and fauna, Amelia Island offers an escape to the wonders of nature and the sea.

Nature Lover's Getaway Itinerary

Amelia Island is renowned for its pristine beaches, charming historic downtown, and world-class golf. But above all, visitors treasure the enchanted atmosphere of natural beauty on Amelia Island.

Nature Lover's Getaway Itinerary - Part 2

There's so much to see and do for those who get inspired by Amelia Island Island's natural beauty and abundant wildlife.  

Family Playcation Itinerary

With Amelia Island’s beautiful nature and friendly, laid-back atmosphere, it’s no wonder that families visit to celebrate vacation memories, or should we say play-cation!

A One Day Itinerary - Wild and Unspoiled Moments

Extend your trip in paradise to add in a day trip excursion full of wildlife and the goodlife and sill get you back to the island in time for sunset over the water!

Only on Amelia

Photos Taken By Our Visitors!

Rediscover simple joys like finding fossilized shark’s teeth along the beach or strolling a trail under a canopy of century-old trees draped in Spanish moss.

Amelia Island Moments in Nature

Discover the many outdoor scenes Amelia Island has to offer for a relaxing or action-packed, nature-inspired getaway.

Sea Turtle Excavation

Join a live excavation with the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch and see what captures the hearts and minds of all who visit Amelia Island.

Wild-Caught Amelia

The history of the island and the shrimping industry itself are connected, a story that stretches back generations and is as intertwined as the weave of a perfectly fashioned net.

Backwater Cat Adventures

A Backwater Cat Adventure provides adventurous mini-catamaran tours through the waterways surrounding Amelia Island.

Shark Tooth Adventures

Amelia Shark Tooth Adventures located in Fernandina Beach is sure to delight shark tooth hunters of all ages.

Secrets to Perfect Shell Seeking

There's nothing like a day at the beach on Amelia Island. Local resident Sinda Nichols gives us the dirt (sand?) on how to have more fun collecting shells on our shores.

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.