Lonely Planet Writer
Amelia Island, nuzzling up to the Georgia border at the Atlantic coast, remains one of Florida’s best-kept secrets. Settled since the Timucua Indians first arrived here a thousand years ago, no fewer than eight nations’ flags have flown over Amelia since 1562, while the island’s central town of Fernandina Beach boasts an array of lovingly preserved Southern Victorian architecture. Combine that with 13 miles of pristine beaches and countless hectares of nature reserves, along with a thoroughly contemporary approach to some classic regional cuisine, and you’ll see what sets this gracious Southern Belle apart.
John Holbrook – Realtor