Amelia Island, Florida
Amelia Island is the southernmost island in the chain of barrier islands, on northern Florida’s Atlantic coast. It offers 13 miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches surrounded by a maritime forest of natural beauty. There is much exciting history in the area as it has been ruled by the Spanish, French, British, and Americans. Nearby Fernandina Beach has wonderful walking tours where you can get an amazing insight into the early founders of this area from swashbuckling pirates to Gilded Age wealthy. Enjoy tours by trolley or by foot through districts filled with an architectural retrospective on life in the early days of Amelia Island. There is something for everyone here from water sports, to dinner cruises, premier golf courses, and many family activities making Amelia Island a popular vacation destination.