Explore a place that’s eternally lush and green, where statuesque oaks are dripping with Spanish moss and tranquil waterways sing nature’s lullabies. This is Amelia Island’s natural side. Within the island’s unique Florida ecosystem — some call it the real Florida — you’ll discover maritime forests that invite you to bike or hike beneath their sun-dappled canopy. Go west and paddle into the sunset on serene salt marshes that weave through the island. Follow your sense of adventure, and find your Island thing.
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.
There's so much to see and do for those who get inspired by Amelia Island Island's natural beauty and abundant wildlife.
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!
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!
It’s easy to plan your Amelia Island escape with these featured partners. Find outdoor activities for all ages and abilities.
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.
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.