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Everything You Need to Know About Sustainable Travel on Amelia Island

Caring about the environment is not a trend; it’s a way of life. Eco-friendly practices can carry from your everyday life into your vacation time as well. The natural beauty, local community, and laid-back atmosphere make Fernandina Beach a top destination for those who would like to honor their commitment to staying green. Read on to learn more about sustainable travel on Amelia Island. Then, be sure to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide for thoughtful local insight on the best things to do while you’re in town. 

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Vacation Responsibly: Sustainable Travel on Amelia Island 

Environmentally responsible vacationing allows travelers to carry their sustainable lifestyles wherever they go. On Amelia Island, you’ll find it easy to pick up where you left off with your eco-friendly routine at home! 

4 of the Most Eco-Friendly Activities on Amelia Island

1. Ride Bikes Everywhere 

The close proximity of the beaches to downtown Fernandina Beach makes it easy for you to get around Amelia Island on bikes! Fairbanks House even offers complimentary bikes for guests to use during their stay. 

Sustainable Travel Tip: Leave your cars parked for a while and opt for bike rides or using public transportation 

2. Admire Native Wildlife 

Become familiar with the native flora and fauna of Amelia Island while hiking, bird watching, and exploring the best beaches. You’ll encounter everything from migratory birds to dolphins amidst diverse landscapes such as sandy coastline and maritime forests. 

3. Kayak Along the Waterways  

Try one of Kayak Amelia’s guided kayak ecotours. Choose between the Marsh Tour, Fort George Island Tour, Sunset Tour, Firefly Tour, and more!

Sustainable Travel Tip: Bring your own water bottles to avoid single-use plastics

4. Eat Local 

Many of the best restaurants on Amelia Island prepare their plates with fresh, local ingredients. Get a taste of land and sea prepared by highly acclaimed chefs and support the community by dining at local restaurants

Sustainable Travel Tip: Support local businesses 

Fairbanks House’s Commitment to the Environment 

At Fairbanks House, we go above and beyond to honor our commitment to the environment. We know that sacrifices don’t have to be made in comfort in order to promote a green lifestyle. That’s why we are one of the best destinations for those looking for options in sustainable travel on Amelia Island. Around the inn you’ll notice: 

  • Recycling bins in each room
  • No single-use plastic
  • Drought-tolerant plants
  • A butterfly garden
  • Best practices of water use
  • Locally sourced ingredients in our breakfast
  • Our own herb bed for harvesting to use in recipes
  • A large variety of berry-producing shrubs for migrating birds
  • & more! 

Stay With Us

Choose between 12 uniquely appointed accommodations, each equipped with comfortable bedding and stylish furnishings. We have Tesla and electric car charging stations for those who need them. Wake up in the mornings to a delicious, gourmet breakfast, freshly prepared with ingredients from our own gardens or the local farmers market. Then, spend your day exploring all the best things to do around Amelia Island.

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