Escape the everyday with experiences you won't forget — on land and on the water.
Amelia Island, with its 13 miles of beautiful beaches, pristine waters, and historic Southern charm, has long been beloved by visitors and residents alike. So gorgeous, you could say it’s made for Instagram!
If you’re dodging a rain shower or have had your share of sun for the day, take a look at these family-friendly treasures to discover indoors and on dry land.
Amelia Island is crowned on the north side and draped on the south by two stunning State Parks – with a small jewel of a Park in between. Discover the rich history, natural beauty, and array of activities that the parks offer, and visit “The Real Florida” on your next trip.
Play on the beach or dive into watersports. Explore historic sites and museums. Shop and dine to your heart’s content. Engage in outdoor adventures like kayaking and biking, or enjoy world-class golfing. Search our partner directory for all there is to do on Amelia Island. With so many options, the only thing you won’t want to do — is leave.
Have a question about Amelia Island? Whether you're curious about the best times to visit, things to do, or recommendations for dining and accommodations, you're likely to discover the information you need here. Take a look at our most frequently asked questions to the right. If you can't find what you're looking for, send a message to Info@AmeliaIsland.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
What is there to do on Amelia Island?
In addition to beautiful beaches, Amelia Island is home to an irresistible mix of luxury spas, world-class golf, distinctive dining, unique shopping and an amazing array of things to do for families, couples and groups.
Is there golf on Amelia Island?
Named one of the “Top 25 golf islands in the world” by LINKS magazine, Amelia Island is a true golfer’s paradise. There are five island golf courses to choose from, offering a total of 109 holes of championship golf. Find more fairway inspiration with our Golf Travel Guide.
I heard about a car show; what kind of events are on Amelia Island?
Amelia Island has festivals and events for every season and scene. Great ways to celebrate the island’s colorful past and present include signature annual events such as Amelia Island Concours Week in March, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in May, and Dickens on Centre in December. Check out our full calendar of events.
What street is downtown Amelia Island on?
Historic Centre Street is the main artery in the heart of downtown Fernandina Beach. It’s the prominent tourism corridor, eight blocks long and anchored by the city’s harbor. Vintage buildings line the sidewalks where boutiques, restaurants, banks, churches, watering holes, a courthouse, and post office can be found. It’s where the past meets the present.
Where can I walk around Amelia Island?
Downtown Fernandina Beach is made up of 50 very walkable blocks for shopping, dining and entertainment. There are also several nature trails, which are great places to walk or bike. Visit our Nature and Outdoors Travel guide for more information.
Does Amelia Island have a historic district?
In addition to downtown, Amelia Island’s Old Town is also a designated historic district; along with the Amelia Island Lighthouse, the Peck Center and the Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, which are individually designated historic district sites.