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Amelia Island Visitors Guide

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Amelia Island Visitors

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and all the splendor of the Island living.

Please take a look at some of the best recreation areas on the Island.
Enjoy the natural beauty close up on the Egans Creek Greenway.

Or if you would like to see the area on your bicycle,
use the Amelia Island Bike Trails Map to find your way around.

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If you would like more information on Amelia Island homes, condos or other properties,
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We will be happy to help you find your special place to enjoy the Amelia Island Lifestyle.


Nestled on the beautiful eastern seaboard of the Atlantic
Ocean and framed on the north and west by the pristine
St. Marys River, Nassau County is blessed with abundant
natural beauty and is home to Amelia Island, named one
of the 25 best islands in the world to visit by the readers
of Condé Nast Traveler

Nassau County offers a year-round temperate
climate. The annual average high temperature
is 77.5 degrees (F) and the low is 60.2. July
typically is the warmest month and January the
coolest. Summer is wetter than winter, with
September typically having the highest rainfall.

Average temperatures and precipitation:

Month         High       Low     Rainfall
January        63.6        44.7      3.01
February      65.9        46.6      3.24
March          71.5        52.0      3.57
April             77.4        58.3      2.79
May              83.3        65.5      3.18
June              87.7       71.4       5.45
July               89.7       73.3       5.83
August          89.2       73.5       5.89
September    85.8       71.8       7.49
October        79.0        63.8       4.38
November    71.4        53.9       2.27
December     65.3     47.1         2.84
Annual          77.5      60.2        49.94 (total)

Fernandina Beach
Discover a unique community rich in history & natural beauty

One of Florida’s first
tourist destinations in the
late 1800s, Fernandina’s
beautiful beaches,
charming 50-block historic
district, year-round cultural
events, fabulous dining and
varied shops and galleries
continue to enchant visitors

Named in honor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain,
this quaint seaport is steeped in history with an
amazingly preserved downtown brimming with
Victorian architectural gems.

Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern
shrimping industry. The city’s famed Isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival began as an annual shrimp
boat race. Over half a century later, the Shrimp
Festival’s mix of shrimp, art, entertainment
and pirates now annually entertains more than
100,000 people each May.

Fernandina Beach offers residents a variety of
lifestyles, including historical and modern urban
residential areas along with a distinctive beach

Fernandina Beach was incorporated in 1951 and
encompasses more than 10 square miles in the
north-central portion of Amelia Island. It has an
estimated population of 12,558.

Fernandina Beach is Nassau County’s largest
municipality and the county seat. The city operates
a municipal airport, golf club and marina as well
as offering a variety of programs through its Parks
& Recreation Department.


The southernmost jewel in
the Sea Island chain, Amelia
Island beckons with 13 miles of
uninterrupted, pristine Atlantic
beach, arrayed with the lush
natural beauty of giant oak trees
draped in Spanish moss that
highlight the maritime
forest canopy.

Just over 18 square miles (the size
and shape of Manhattan) it is the
only place in America that has
lived under the dominion of eight
different flags. Along the way,
this barrier island has drawn lively
characters including adventurers,
pirates, princesses, robber barons,
and artists of all varieties. When
you visit, you’ll understand why
this small island has exerted such
a powerful pull throughout the

The island is home to Civil Warera
Fort Clinch, the refuge from
segregation that is American
Beach, and to a 50-block National
Historic District that is a thriving
neighborhood rich with eclectic
shops and restaurants. The
modern shrimping industry began
here, and shrimpers still ply these
waters. To taste the difference,
ask for wild-caught shrimp,
available at many Amelia Island
restaurants and grocery stores.

Amelia Island accommodations
include luxury resorts, charming
B&Bs, welcoming hotels, a variety
of vacation rentals and even
campsites. World-class golf, spas,
and restaurants stand at the ready.
It’s easy to create a trip for any
interest. Whether you’re looking
for a family vacation, a romantic
getaway, an unforgettable
wedding, or just the chance to
reconnect on the beach or under
the live oaks, you’ll return with
great stories. (And do keep your
eyes open for the wild residents:
dolphins, sea turtles, egrets, deer,
manatees, and more.)

Throughout the seasons, the island
is alive with theatre, dance, open air
art walks, and its acclaimed
Chamber Music Festival. Among
the events that draw international
crowds include the Amelia
Concours d’Elegance vintage
car show and week of auctions,
Pétanque Amelia Island Open, the
legendary Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp
Festival, and Dickens on Centre.

Amelia Island is located thirty
minutes from JAX International
Airport, ninety minutes north of
historic St. Augustine, two hours
south of Savannah, three hours
from Orlando, and four hours
from Charleston.

With a culture of hospitality,
Amelia Islanders love welcoming
travelers and sharing in their
enjoyment of the special place they
call home. See for yourself, and,
just like the sea turtles who hatch
here on summer nights, you’ll
find yourself drawn back to this
enchanted island.

Come Make Memories.