Amelia Island Packing List

Our Favorite Amelia Island Packing List for Every Season

With so many appealing reasons to travel to Fernandina Beach throughout the year, it’s great to have the ideal Amelia Island Packing List for every season.

Regardless of the season, the island has it all! Outdoor excursions, lazy beach days, unique shopping, delicious food, and exciting events set the scene for an unforgettable experience year-round. Read on to learn more about what each season offers travelers. Then, be sure to check out our free Vacation Guide for even more great suggestions to include in your itinerary!

The Only Annual Amelia Island Packing List You Need for Your Vacation


Amelia Island is known for its beautiful weather. Even in the colder months, the temperatures reach the high 60s, which makes for pleasant outdoor excursions. During the winter you can visit for a great New Years Eve party or find an excuse to visit during an extended weekend. Bird-watching on the island is a popular pastime for visitors and many of our guests.

In late January and early February, you can spot indigo bunting and cedar waxwing. In fact, the cedar waxwing flock to Fairbanks House to strip berries before continuing along their migratory path. Historical Fort Clinch State Park is one of the best spots to see birds of all feathers flock together while enjoying the mild Florida winter.

  • Light sweater
  • Binoculars
  • Jeans and pants
  • Sunglasses
  • Long socks
  • Bicycle


Springtime on Fernandina Beach brings crowd-free beaches, a warm, gentle breeze, and colorful new growth. Dreamy weather, with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s, sets the scene for an awe-inspiring Amelia Island adventure.

Ride your bike through shaded forests, on beach paths, or downtown Fernandina Beach. Go fishing off-shore or off-bridge. Peruse the delicious baked goods and local, hand-crafted arts and crafts at the farmer’s market. You’ll find that Amelia Island is welcoming and warm during the springtime.

  • Sunglasses and smiles
  • Shorts and beachwear
  • Flip flops and ankle-length socks
  • Sneakers or comfortable running shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Light jacket


People from around the world flock to the island in the summer. From horseback riding and shopping to exploring lighthouses and enjoying boat tours, there are so many amazing things to do this time of year.

Chances are you’ll want to spend the majority of your time lounging around by the ocean. There’s nothing quite like leaving behind your troubles for a stress-free getaway by the beach.

  • Sunscreen
  • Shorts, Beachwear, picnic basket
  • Shorts and t-shirts
  • Sunglasses and hats
  • Water bottle


Cooler temperatures, oyster roasts, and jazz festivals await you on the island in the fall. The summer crowds disperse, making it easier to grab reservations at restaurants. The children are away at school, so the beaches feel more tranquil. There’s no better time of year to escape to Fernandina Beach for a romantic getaway or a relaxing retreat.

  • Light jacket/sweater
  • Jeans and longer clothes
  • Tennis shoes and normal socks
  • Big Blanket

Stay in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach

Fairbanks House sits conveniently located in the heart of the historic district of downtown Fernandina Beach. Make yourself right at home and find a warm spot by the pool or a shady seat under the gazebo. Revel in the casual elegance that resounds throughout the property. With luxurious bedding, stylish decor, and unique furnishings setting each of our accommodations apart, it’s difficult to choose between them all!

The Captains Room is the perfect choice for all occasions. Originally Mrs. Fairbanks’s bedroom, this stately suite for two marries modern convenience with classic charm for newcomers and return visitors alike.