Spend your getaway enjoying the pristine 13-mile stretch of beaches on Amelia Island. Whether you plan to lay out and soak up some sun or get your toes wet in the warm Florida waters, you’re in for quite the treat when you visit our little slice of paradise. Read on to learn more about some of our favorite beaches to spend time on. Then, take some time to check out our comprehensive Vacation Guide, which is full of thoughtful, local suggestions that you can include in your itinerary!
3 of the Best Amelia Island Beaches to Visit During Your Stay
1. Fort Clinch State Park
Some of our favorite beaches are inside of Fort Clinch State Park. The ride through the three-mile-long tunnel of live oaks with dripping Spanish moss not to be missed. The beaches are often wide open and uncrowded because there is a small entry fee to get into the park. The cost is worth it for the peaceful setting. The park is also a great location to spend your day fishing, hiking, biking, and more!
2. Main Beach
For ease of use and other centralized services, Main Beach is an excellent choice. Naturally, it can be a bit more crowded, but it’s still a good option. There are two sand volleyball courts, a playground, several picnic shelters, restroom facilities, outdoor showers, beach accesses, a multipurpose court, a skate park, and a large grassy area. You’ll also find some restaurants nearby as well.
3. Little Talbot Island State Park
If you’re willing to travel south for about 17 miles, you’ll encounter Little Talbot Island State Park. This secluded barrier island contains unspoiled natural beauty. Take in the breathtaking views and observe Florida’s fascinating ecosystem while hiking, biking, kayaking, or relaxing on the dunes.
More Ways to Spend Your Time Outdoors on Amelia Island
Soak up the warm rays of the Florida sun and spend your time exploring the great outdoors on Amelia Island! From getting out on the water to biking nature trails, here are just a few more of our favorite things to do:
- Have the perfect day at Amelia Islands’ Farmers Market
- Go Horseback Riding on the beach
- Get to know the area on a boat tour
- Cruise along coastal waterways on one of the best bike trails
- Explore the Amelia Island Lighthouse
- Go bird watching and spot some of Florida’s rarest winged creatures
Stay in a Beautiful Queen Anne Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Downtown Fernandina Beach
Come for Amelia Island’s beautiful, serene beaches and stay for all that historic downtown Fernandina Beach has to offer! You’ll get the most of your experience when you choose to stay in our beautiful Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast, conveniently nestled near all the best restaurants, shopping, and attractions in town.
We offer a variety of options in accommodations to ensure that your space suits your needs. Choose between five stunning rooms, four spacious suites, and three cozy, private cottages. While you’re here, take advantage of our unique amenities ranging from a delicious, homemade breakfast provided each morning to complimentary use of our beach cruiser bikes.