While the state of Florida is home to a large number of beaches for visitors and locals to enjoy, there is something truly special about the barrier island of Amelia Island FL. A part of the Sea Islands, Amelia Island FL is only thirteen miles long and four miles wide, but this small isle is full of fun and charm. Visitors enjoy picturesque sandy beaches, world-class golf, quaint shops, and more when they get away to Amelia Island and fine one of our many great Florida Bed and Breakfasts.
Amelia Island is home to seven golf courses. Amelia Island Golf Resort has three courses of some of the best golf in Florida: The Ocean Links, Oak Marsh, and Long Point.
Amelia Island State Park
To experience the natural beauty of Amelia Island, head to Amelia Island State Park to explore more than 200 undeveloped acres of the sea island. Popular activities at Amelia Island State Park include beach combing, surfing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and wildlife viewing.
Amelia Island Historic District
The picturesque beaches aren’t the only draw of Amelia Island FL. One word comes to mind when describing the downtown Amelia Island Historic District: charming! Local shops and restaurants enchant visitors to the town and offer unique gifts and fresh food. A walk around this quaint downtown area is a must when visiting.
Amelia Island Museum of History
Amelia Island has a rich history worth exploring, and the Amelia Island Museum of History is the perfect place to learn all about it. Discover stories that span the length of island’s history from when the Timucua Native American tribe inhabited its shores, through colonization and war, to present day.
Kelly Seahorse Ranch
If you’ve always wanted to horseback ride on the beach, then you’re in luck. During your time in Amelia Island FL you can visit Kelly Seahorse Ranch to take a guided along the island’s gorgeous beaches and feel the sea breeze ruffling your hair.
Where to Stay in Amelia Island FL
When planning your adventures in Amelia Island FL, you can take advantage of the fantastic accommodations offered at one of four Select Registry Inns.
Hoyt House is a historic Queen Anne Mansion from 1905 that is surrounded by 500 year old oak trees, creating the perfect atmosphere for your stay on Amelia Island. Enjoy luxurious accommodations in one of their 10 bedrooms and look forward to a three course breakfast each morning.
Williams House Bed and Breakfast is one of the island’s grandest historic homes and offers guests a warm and comfortable atmosphere to relax in during their stay. Williams House has 11 beautiful rooms to choose from as well as spacious verandas and flower gardens.
The Fairbanks House is a 8000 square foot 1885 Italianate villa located in the historic district of Fernandina Beach. Choose from one of the twelve rooms and suites and indulge in a combination of the comforts of today with the beauty of the past.
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge sits directly on the beach with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Nantucket style inn has 25 rooms with luxury amenities such as soaking tubs, perfect for relaxing after a fun filled beach day. Enjoy a full seaside breakfast in the morning and individualized attention from the 24/7 staff.
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