From the fauna/flora of Fort Clinch State Park to the towering Amelia Island Lighthouse, we have assembled the best Instagrammable spots on Amelia Island. Our home is equal parts quirky and photogenic. Are you looking for a background filled with wildlife, flowers, and winding trails? Or do you prefer a historic building in pastel colors and brimming with charm? Whatever you like, we are here to help you find it to complete your perfect Instagram story, reel, or post.
If you’re looking for more thoughtful suggestions regarding the best things to do on Amelia Island, then request a free copy of our Vacation Guide! Inside, you’ll find information about the best restaurants, attractions, and more.
OUR FAVORITE INSTAGRAM SPOTS ON THE ISLAND
Fernandina Harbor Marina
The local Marina sits on the Amelia River in central Fernandina. Besides being a functional marina, it is the perfect place to take a selfie. From the famous hanging shark at the harbor to the calm waters of the Amelia River, there are plenty of options for pictures. Take a river cruise down the Amelia River or stop by one of the surrounding restaurants on the water like the Salty Pelican.
Fort Clinch St Park
The Historic Fort Clinch St. Park contains excellent picture spots. The park is home to a unique collection of birds, reptiles, and fauna that are waiting to grace your Instagram feed. The park is easily accessible by water taxi. You can explore the island through walking and biking trails during the day. Since the beach possesses’ hard, compacted sand, it is the perfect environment for a picnic, throwing a frisbee, or biking.
The Palace Saloon
Florida’s oldest bar also happens to be one of the most fantastic places for your Instagram. In active operation since 1903, The Palace Saloon’s history has included Prohibition, a fire, and a rebuild over the past 100 years. Visit for the picture opportunities, stay for the bottomless mimosas (Sunday) and live music.
Amelia Island Lighthouse
The iconic Amelia Island Lighthouse beckons you to take a selfie with her. Located inland, the lighthouse was built on Amelia Island’s highest point and stands 67 feet tall. It is the oldest, still operational lighthouse in Florida and offers a fantastic view of the island. Make sure to plan a tour ahead of time as it is in a residential area and offers limited hours for tours of the interior.
BONUS: The Fairbanks House
Make the most of your visit to Amelia Island in October when you stay with us at The Fairbanks House. Choose between charming B&B rooms, private suites, and cozy cottages. Wake up to freshly baked pastries, sizzling eggs and bacon, and delicious coffee in the morning. Our complimentary gourmet breakfast is one of our guest favorites! There’s no better destination to call your home away from home during your visit to Fernandina Beach.
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