Picnicking on the beach is an enjoyable event, yet one that can take place in only so many areas. Fort Clinch’s beach is certainly one of the best. Quiet, more private, and available for the smallest to the largest groups, the north end beaches on Amelia Island provide good shell collecting and shark tooth hunting for the avid collector, or just the beginning toddler. Fort Clinch also provides picnic tables in a designated area, which is located in a maritime hammock surrounded by relic dunes and oak trees. Freestanding grills and picnic tables are located there. A playground with swings, slide, and climbing bars available for children to play on adjoins the picnic area, which is adjacent to the fort's visitors center.