One enchanted island

Amelia Island

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Florida's most enchanting island (and best-kept secret) beckons all year long.  With pristine nature, an authentic Victorian downtown, expansive beaches and a colorful past, it's the ideal spot to add to your next Florida holiday.   
The British flag once flew over the island, named for James Oglethorpe scouted the area and named the island in honor of Princess Amelia, the daughter of King George II.


  • The exact size and shape of Manhattan, the island offers 13 miles of quartz sand Atlantic beaches.

  • Amelia Island is Florida’s “Golden Isle” and the only location in the U.S. to have been under eight different flags.  

  • The 50-block National Historic District of Downtown Fernandina Beach is one of the most beautifully preserved Victorian era towns in America.

  • Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the U.S. shrimping industry and wild-caught shrimp is featured at the more than 90 independent restaurants on Amelia Island. 

  • ​Three different kinds of sea turtles nest on Amelia Island in an annual rite of spring.  Sometimes, there are a few surprises...


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.