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Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau


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Amelia Island is the Florida beach with a Southern accent. Located in the northeastern tip of Florida and within the chain of Sea Islands, Amelia Island offers pristine nature and uncrowded beaches. A timeless destination with the backdrop of a rich history. It also features the best in modern amenities, with world-class golf, spas and restaurants. Consistently named one of the Top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards for six consecutive years, there's something for everyone - a family vacation, a romantic getaway, a beach side horseback ride, or kayak excursions. Events include the Amelia Concours d'Elegance, Pétanque America Open, Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp Festival, and the new Southern Elegance Christmas featuring Dickens on Centre. With thirteen miles of uninterrupted beaches, 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, 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. 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 numerous outdoor adventures. After a busy day, 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 swimming, fishing, full-facility camping, and more. 117 holes of golf offer several ocean side greens with spectacular views. Shop local boutiques in the historic district, at the resorts, or at the specialty stores scattered throughout the island. For history buffs, visit Fort Clinch (one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country offering extensive bike paths and nearby, the largest sand dunes in Florida), take in the protected architecture of historic downtown, or visit the Amelia Museum of History. Be sure to visit the newly-reopened Welcome Center, housed in the architecturally significant old train depot, located at the foot of Centre Street.

  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Food/Beverage Service, Food/Beverage Service
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Multi-day,
  • Business Type:
  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus, Destination Management Company, Welcome Centers


Free Night, Any Night

Now - December 30, 2016
Visitors can choose from bed and breakfast inns, vacation rentals and family-owned or popular chain hotels offering a free night for guests who book a qualifying stay. The ongoing offer allows visitors to use their free night with their current stay or during a return visit. Additional information and a list of participating lodging providers is available at

Seaside Salute - Military Discount Program

Now - December 31, 2016
Active duty, reserve and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families can now take advantage of savings of up to 20 percent through a special Seaside Salute* on Amelia Island, Fla. Voted one of the Top 10 North American Island's in Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards for six consecutive years, Amelia Island is an ideal location for a welcome home celebration, leisure trip or family getaway. Several of the island's award-winning resorts, inns and hotels are offering an arsenal of special offers and discounts.


Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

April 26, 2017
For half a century, this small crustacean has caused a big sensation in historic downtown Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, where thousands of visitors happily strand themselves for this annual tradition. The popular event features a nationally-recognized fine arts and crafts show, antiques, live entertainment, kids activities, contests, pirates, free admission and food booths serving up the tastiest shrimp you can find, prepared every way possible by local non-profit organizations. For more information, go to

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