13 Miles of Beautiful Beaches, Native Wildlife, and Pristine Waters

Welcome to Your Secret Florida Island Paradise

Amelia Island, with its quaint charm, has been a beloved destination for generations. Its upscale resorts and world-class spas combine with a charming collection of bed and breakfasts, historic sites and captivating festivals for an experience that’s uniquely Floridian.

Come experience why Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island have consistently been among Florida’s highest-ranked island destinations.

Amelia Island, Known as the "Isle of Eight Flags," is Renowned for its Pristine Beaches and Clean Water, Natural Wildlife as well as World-Class Resort Hotels, Spas, Golf Courses and Restaurants.

Just 30 miles from Jacksonville, Amelia Island is a world apart. Golden-hued sands and guided horseback rides along the shore. See dolphin and osprey, and maybe even a glimpse of the endangered right whale.

All of this, plus luxury hotels and a wonderful selection of bed and breakfasts make Amelia Island the perfect spot for gentle recreation, historical exploration (it was controlled by France, Spain and England) or just enjoying a good book.

Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island at Florida’s northeast border, hosts the popular Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival and is known for great golf. Downtown Fernandina Beach also offers boutique shopping, a range of scrumptious restaurants, about 13 miles of pristine beaches, abundant wildlife and clear, calm waters,

Amelia Island Fast Facts

Friends, Neighbors, and Good Company

Escape the everyday with experiences you won’t forget – on land and on the water. Below is a list of Amelia Island recreational vendors that offer a variety of tours such as kayaking, sailing, and paddleboard tours.

Follow that Dream Sailing provides luxury catamaran cruises in one of the most beautiful areas of the US East Coast. They offer sunset and sightseeing cruises around Fernandina Beach, Amelia and Cumberland Islands, and overnight cruises to and around St. Mary’s, Saint Simon’s Island, Jekyll Island, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine. Join us for a memorable experience you and your guests will cherish.

Book your Amelia Island Kayak Tour, Private Boat Tour, Paddleboard Adventure or Paddle Retreat and let Amelia Adventures do all the planning.

Amelia Adventures will handle the arrangements, provide the knowledge, expertise, and equipment so you are free to create memories, build bonds, and experience the adventure of a lifetime.

Choose from a variety of accommodations that put you steps from the BEACH, all welcoming guests and following strict guidelines that protect you and your loved ones. Explore the island’s enchanted rivers, marshes and greenways, and embrace the wonders of NATURE. And when thoughts turn to DINING, indulge in the various flavors served alfresco under a brilliant sky.

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Fort Clinch State Park

The historic fort is only one aspect of this diverse 1,400-acre park. Maritime hammocks with massive arching live oaks provide a striking backdrop for hiking and biking on the park’s many trails.

Main Beach Park

Amelia Island's most well-known beachfront park offers the perfect spot for a game of catch or when you need a little break from the sand. 

Peters Point Beachfront Park

Beautiful beach, pristine sand, and our meeting point for our daily beach rides. Directions can be found under our info tab.

Amelia Island State Park

 This state park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island.

The Ride

Go horseback riding on the scenic, sandy beaches of Amelia Island. Our journey will begin at Peters Point Beachfront Park.

Explore the island by hovering over the pink locations on the map.

Visit our FAQ page for more information on rides.