Travel guide

Beaches of Amelia Island

Amelia Island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, strong-currented Nassau Sound and one of the East’s largest and deepest inlets, Cumberland Sound. Edged with natural Appalachian quartz beaches and framed by sand dunes and sea oats, Amelia Island's shores have long been a source of beauty. And, the ocean's average temperature during the summer? A welcoming 82 degrees. What are you waiting for? Grab your towel and sunscreen and we'll see you on the beach!

Welcome to Main Beach -
AKA The Family Zone!

Pristine beaches, oceanfront mini golf, surf and skate part, beach dining and rooms with a view - Main Beach has it all!  Discover all that is happening on Main Beach!

Welcome to Central Amelia Island -
AKA The Fun Zone!

The central part of the island, also known as Seaside Park, often gets overlooked but it's where kids of all ages come to play! Stay steps from the ocean, choose from dining and snacking options sure to please the whole group, shops, mini-golf and an amazing beach all await you in The Fun Zone!

Welcome to American Beach -
African American Heritage Itinerary

 In 1935, the Pension Bureau of the Afro-American Life Insurance Company led by Abraham Lincoln (A.L.) Lewis bought three parcels of land  to create a beach and resort in response to Florida's segregation laws.

It became a glorious oceanfront haven that, in its heyday, attracted superstars such as Cab Calloway, Joe Louis, Hank Aaron, Ray Charles and James Brown. Today, American Beach offers a beautiful, pristine beach and is the first stop on Florida’s Black Heritage Trail.

Leave No Trace

 Amelia Island's natural beauty leaves a lasting impression.  Leave only your footprints.  

When day is done and the sun drifts into the horizon, please leave the beach as you found it.  Remove all belongings, fill in holes and smooth out sandcastles.  All of these can be dangerous obstacles to sea turtles and other visitors. 

Articles let unattended after sunset may be removed and destroyed.

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