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Amelia Island

An easy drive from Jacksonville, the park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes, and coastal maritime forests provide visitors a glimpse of the original Florida. Amelia Island State Park is the only state park in Florida to offer horseback riding on the beach; a 45-minute riding tour through the forest and along the Atlantic Coast beach. Although the view from the park is breathtaking in itself, most visitors come for the fantastic fishing opportunities.

Fishermen can surf fish along the shoreline or they can wet their line from the mile-long George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier which spans Nassau Sound. Visitors can also stroll along the beach looking for seashells or relax and watch the numerous bird species that feed in the area. Amelia Island State Park is located seven miles north of Little Talbot Island State Park on State Road A1A, or eight miles south of Fernandina Beach.

Bird Watching

Bird Watching »

Whether you're a casual bird watcher or a virtual professional, Amelia offers some of the widest array of birds in the state of Florida. Learn more »


Canoeing »

A canoe ride around Amelia Island State Park's calm waters can be relaxing and picturesque. Learn more »


Fishing »

Learn the best fishing spots around Amelia Island and what species of fish you can expect to catch and when. Learn more »

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding »

Amelia Island is one of the few places in the United States when you can enjoy a horseback ride along the beach. Learn more »


Kayaking »

A paddle through Amelia Island's intracoastal waterways provides a unique view of the ecosystem and wildlife. Learn more »

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Drive Time:

  • Jacksonville 45 min
  • St Augustine 1 hr 30 min
  • Savannah 2 hrs
  • Orlando 3 hrs
  • Tampa 4 hrs
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