A Roadtrip from St. Augustine to Amelia Island along Scenic A1A

Stop in the nation's oldest city, for the ocean vistas, in the nature preserves and parks and, finally, on the Isle of Eight Flags. By Kathleen Ryan One of the hundreds of reasons I love living in Florida is that I can hit the road any time of the year. When I have a desire to ride a remote…

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Jacksonville and Amelia Island Area Beaches

Your guide to Jacksonville, Amelia Island and other area beaches. Editor's note: Florida beaches and parks are listed geographically from north to south. Beaches with this symbol have beach wheelchairs available either provided as a courtesy or available for (prearranged) rent and delivery from…

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How to Plan a Romantic Amelia Island Wedding

By Kara Franker Picture rolling sand dunes that spill onto a crystal sand beach where royal blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash against the shore. It can be yours in an Amelia Island wedding. A small barrier island located in the northeastern-most corner of Florida, Amelia Island is a pristine…

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Kayaking Amelia Island's Salt Marshes

By Lauren Tjaden Kayaking Amelia Island's salt marshes offers the opportunity to see dolphins, manatees, otters, rays and other fish — and the chance to reconnect with nature, family and friends. Tours through the 40,000-acre nature preserve are beginner-friendly, as you float with the curent and…

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Outdoor Adventures with Northeast Florida's Kayak Amelia

On Amelia Island, your whole gang can enjoy a fun outing with Kayak Amelia on their three-hour kayaking tour. The tour explores a quietly beautiful salt marsh, the most productive ecosystem on the entire planet, brimming with wildlife like manatees, dolphin, mullet, birds and turtles. A…

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How to Visit Jacksonville and Amelia Island

By Lauren Tjaden Situated in Northeast Florida, where the St. John’s River meets the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville offers culture and sports as well as golden-sand beaches. A big city with a big heart, Jacksonville encompasses grand historic neighborhoods, an important military port and…

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Amelia Island Museum of History

By Hilda Mitrani The Amelia Island Museum of History tells of the eight different flags that have flown over Amelia Island since May of 1562 when explorer Jen Ribault claimed it for France. He gave the area the name Isle of Mai and named the St. Mary’s River, which divides Florida and Georgia…

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5 Fun Things to Do in Amelia Island

By Kara Franker From its beautiful beaches to its historic brick streets, there is a wealth of things to do in Amelia Island. On a recent trip to the island located in Northern Florida, I spent some time exploring the sites and natural beauty…

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