There’s nothing more spectacular than the changing colors of the sky as the day comes to an end. Vibrant hues of cotton candy pink, fiery orange, and golden yellow paint the bright blue sky and reflect a mirrored image over the water. We’ve outlined some of the best places to watch the sunset on Amelia Island so that you can have the perfect end of your day. The top views are found looking out over the Amelia River.
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6 of the Best Sunset Spots on Amelia Island
“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Riverfront Marina near Front Street
The sun setting behind boats rocking in the marina is a sight to behold. The riverfront marina near Front Street on the north end of the island is an accessible destination to sit back and take in the views.
Dee Dee Bartels Public Boat Ramp
Dee Dee Bartels Public Boat Ramp is another excellent destination for sunset watching. You won’t believe how incredible the sky looks at sunset from this spot.
Old Town’s Fernandina Plaza
Old Town’s Fernandina Plaza is an excellent spot for sunset watching for a more elevated view over the river. Just head to the corner of Estrada and White Street.
14th Street Bridge over Egans Creek
Another option for elevated views of the sunset over the water, make your way to the 14th Street Bridge over Egans Creek.
Fort Clinch State Park
The western riverbank in Fort Clinch State Park is a great destination for sunset watching. Spend time exploring the park’s hiking trails, fishing off the shore, or collecting seashells and sharks’ teeth. Then, end the day with front row seats to a gorgeous sunset. Keep in mind that the park closes at sundown.
Amelia Island State Park
Another local state park to visit for sunset views is Amelia Island State Park. Venture to the south end of the island to admire the fiery sunset overlooking the Nassau Sound. You might find a viewing post on the George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier. This park also closes at sundown.
Enhance Your Getaway with More Romance
Watching the sunset over the water is one of the most romantic things to do! If you’re looking for more romantic activities to include in your Amelia Island getaway, consider the following suggestions:
- Go horseback riding on the beach
- Reserve a relaxing spa day
- Pedal along the best bike trails
- Grab drinks at a local watering hole
- Enhance your stay with a romance package
Make The Fairbanks House Your Home Away from Home
Make the most of your Amelia Island getaway when you stay at The Fairbanks House in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Our convenient location allows for easy access to indoor and outdoor attractions! Stay in one of our beautifully decorated accommodations and enjoy the outstanding service, homemade breakfasts, and high-quality amenities.
We look forward to hosting your visit!