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Amelia Island, Florida

Amelia Island, Florida

One of America’s few remaining unspoiled island paradises, which is located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.

A couple standing in front of the Welcome Center at Amelia Island, Florida, set off to explore the town. Editorial credit: Joanne Dale / Shutterstock.com, licensed.
A couple standing in front of the Welcome Center at Amelia Island, Florida, set off to explore the town. Editorial credit: Joanne Dale / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

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With more than 100 independent restaurants, Amelia Island has your appetite covered. Notable favorites include Southern comfort food at 29 South, wild-caught seafood at Timoti’s Seafood Shak, Spanish and Portuguese specialties at España Restaurant and ultra-high-end dining at Salt, winner of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. No trip to Amelia Island would be complete without a drink at The Palace Saloon, the oldest bar in Florida. Afterward, browse the historic streets lined with antique shops, boutiques, galleries and pubs.


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Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Aerial panoramic view at sunset. Photo credit ShutterStock.com, licensed.
Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Aerial panoramic view at sunset. Photo credit ShutterStock.com, licensed.

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If you’re looking for a tranquil getaway, take a good look at Amelia Island, along Florida’s northeast coast. Just 30 miles from Jacksonville, Amelia Island has golden-hued sands and guided horseback rides along the shore. See dolphin and osprey, and maybe even get a glimpse of the endangered right whale.

Bikes on the beach, Amelia island, Florida June 6, 2019. Editorial credit: ARYEVA / Shutterstock.com, licensed.
Bikes on the beach, Amelia island, Florida June 6, 2019. Editorial credit: ARYEVA / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

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 or just enjoying a good book on the beach. In fact, the Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards panel agrees: Amelia Island consistently ranks among its “Top 10 U.S. Islands.”

Nature and history mingle at majestic Fort Clinch State Park, where visitors can explore miles of beaches and trails as well as a Civil War fort on beautiful Amelia Island.
Nature and history mingle at majestic Fort Clinch State Park, where visitors can explore miles of beaches and trails as well as a Civil War fort on beautiful Amelia Island.

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