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Located in the northeastern tip of Florida, Amelia Island offers an unspoiled setting for relaxing and rewarding getaways. Thirteen miles long and two miles wide, the northern and southern tips of the island are park preserves, which make up nearly 10 percent of the entire island. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal waterway, strong-currented Nassau Sound and one of the East's largest and deepest inlets - Cumberland Sound - Amelia Island is edged with natural Appalachian quartz beaches and framed by sand dunes as high as 40 feet. Named among the Top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards for six consecutive years, Amelia Island is treasured for its long stretches of quiet beaches, natural beauty, history, and charming seaport character. The island is home to an irresistible mix of spa, golf, and dining, shopping and leisure activities, but for those who want pure rest, relaxation and quality time with loved ones, there is no better place than Amelia Island. From upscale resorts and charming bed and breakfast inns, to comfortable hotels at value rates, Amelia Island offers accommodations for everyone. With more than 20 places to stay and more than 2,500 rooms, visitors are able to choose properties located directly along the Atlantic Ocean, within walking distance of the historic district and much more. For the adventurous traveler, Amelia Island offers two campgrounds, both at Fort Clinch State Park - one oceanside and one under a canopy of majestic Live Oaks.Array of Activities From pristine waters and long, beautiful beaches, to shady trails and historic settings, Amelia Island has plenty of ways to fill the days. Visitors can settle in for a cozy, horse-drawn carriage ride through historic downtown Fernandina Beach, or a sunset sail down the Amelia River. Children will enjoy a trip to Fort Clinch State Park, offering one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country, swimming, fishing, full-facility camping, and more. A six-mile trail leads hikers and bikers through the popular state park, where you can also see the largest sand dunes in Florida. 117 holes of golf offer several oceanside greens with spectacular views. Shopping abounds in the historic district, at the resorts, or at the specialty stores scattered throughout the island. For history buffs, visit the Amelia Museum of History, the state's first spoken history museum or take the walking tour of the historic district.

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  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Parking, Restrooms
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Full day, Half day, Multi-day
  • Business Type:
  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus, Destination Management Company, Event Planning

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Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off

August 22, 2014 - August 23, 2014
The 5th Annual Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off will fire up again on August 22 and 23 on Amelia Island. Barbeque cooking teams from across the country will compete for cash and prizes and, of course, bragging rights. Enjoy live entertainment from regional and local bands. This year we will be featuring "The Swinging Medallions" on Friday night. The event is held at Main Beach on Amelia Island, where the beach meats the brisket. Visit www.gstailgatecookoff.com or call 904-277-0717 for more information.
http://www.gstailgatecookoff.com

info@ameliaisland.com

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