Amelia Island is known for it’s beautiful, secluded sand beaches. But, there is so much more to do while you are visiting with us!
The Amelia Island Welcome Center is a great place to start exploring Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island! The Visitor’s Center is located at 102 Centre St in the historic downtown.
Fort Clinch State Park. The most historic part of Amelia Island is Fort Clinch. Construction began on the fort in 1847, and it is still standing today! It is open for tours of the fort and has 6 miles of trails for running, biking, and walking. They also offer beach access and areas designated for fishing. The fort is a favorite for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers!
Historic Downtown. At one point the historic downtown was the home of many Pirates, and then the hub of the shrimping industry that drove the Fernandina Beach economy. Now, it’s the location of the annual Shrimp Festival each May. Visit downtown and see the historic sites. Many hidden jewels are found in the antique shops and art studios, as well as browsing in the many shops and dining in the restaurants. Don’t miss the local farmers market open on Saturday mornings!
Outdoor Adventures. Ready for some outdoor adventures?!? Check out Amelia Adventures. They provide local guided kayak tours around the inland waters of Amelia Island, or you can rent and go on your own adventure. If standing is more your speed, try Amelia Island Paddle Surf for your Stand Up Paddelboarding fun. They offer lessons and guided tours on the Ocean or the inland waters. Not ready for all that work? You can relax and drive your own two man boat and follow the guide around Amelia Island with Backwater Cat Adventure.
Golf Courses. Amelia Island also has plenty of Golf Courses available if you need a break from the family! The Fernandina Beach Golf Club provides three different 9 hole courses. Amelia River Golf Club offers a challenge to all skill levels. Whether a true beginner or a single digit handicapper, their par 72 course is a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Golf Club of Amelia is lush and meticulously manicured, challenging but never frustrating, the championship course’s diverse layout with stands of moss-draped century oaks guarding the front nine and rolling marshes and more water on the back nine reward patience and good decision-making.
Miniature Golf. If you are interested in a more relaxed game of golf, there are three different miniature golf courses on Amelia Island. Check out the original miniature golf course on the Island, and enjoy a nice Kona Ice treat right off the beach at Putt Putt Amelia Island. Island Falls Golf offers 18.5 holes, surrounded by waterfalls, bridges and tunnels. Relax even more at Gregor MacGregor’s while playing mini golf and enjoying a beer or cocktail during the round!
Egan’s Creek Greenway. Open from sunrise to sunset, the Greenway features grass covered trails ideal for walking and bicycling. It has a wide variety of natural wildlife and vegetation. Check out Egans Creek Greenway for a map and brochure with information. A great opportunity for some photos of nature and wildlife. Don’t forget your camera!
Museums. Waiting out one of the typical Florida afternoon thunderstorms? Take a trip downtown to visit the Amelia Island Museum of History and learn about the rich history of Fernandina Beach. You can also visit the Maritime Museum of Amelia Island and learn about our Pirate history and see some artifacts discovered from past shipwrecks.
Cruises. Explore the Amelia Island and Cumberland waterways in complete relaxation on Amelia River Cruises. They offer tours of Cumberland Island, Fernandina’s Beach and Creeks and a family friendly sunset tour. If you need some adult time, a BYOB cruise for Adult’s only is a fun alternative!