Amelia Island

Florida's legendary island

Amelia Island's 13 miles of scenic white-sand beach remains relatively untouched by commercialism, making it perfect for swimming, sunning, or spotting wildlife. It's also a great beach for a Florida wedding - the awe-inspiring sunrise and 40-foot dunes on Fernandina Beach are all the wedding decor you'll need. Amelia Island also offers beach horseback riding, so brides and grooms can exchange vows on horseback and ride off into the sunset. The island retains a pristine beauty that continues to draw honeymooners, couples, snowbirds, ecotourists and families with its relaxing shore, historic downtown district and cultural surround.

Outdoor Focus

From kayaking to fishing and tennis to bike trails, Amelia Island has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts. Some highlights include:

Area Attractions

Area Events

Amelia Island shares many events with Fernandina Beach. Highlights include:


Stargazing on the beach is a great way to end a day outdoors. If dancing is more your style, the Palace Saloon has live bands and a ladies night.


Amelia Island has many resorts, hotels, and bed and breakfasts, most of which offer honeymoon packages. Other options range from upscale resorts, like the ultra-eco-conscious Amelia Island Plantation, to familiar hotel and motel chains downtown. Full-facility and primitive camping on Amelia Island are available.

Need to Know

Dolphins and stargazing are just the beginning of an unbelievable retreat on Amelia Island. If you're ready to see all she has to offer, check out these Amelia Island getaways.

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