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Welcome to Amelia Island

Fernandina Beach Things To Do & Places To Go!

Hi I’m Carrie Ann your Local Go To Realtor – Welcome to beautiful Amelia Island!

I am so lucky to live on this island and today I wanted to share what makes Amelia Island so special. Named one of the top 25 islands by Conde Nast – so with just that it is like WOW! As amazing as that is, this is why you should visit Amelia Island:

Amelia Island Florida is located on the Florida / Georgia border on the Atlantic Coast. Here you can enjoy the relaxed Florida beaches with a unique Southern Charm. You will find fascinating history, plenty of outdoor activities and one of a kind shopping and dining!

The countless locally owned businesses, restaurants and antique shops will give you a glimpse into our diverse community!

One of our many claims to fame is our expansive pristine beaches, there you will find unspoiled treasures and often you will find that you are just about the only one there – this is one of the best things in my opinion.

Amelia Island is perfect for that romantic couples getaway or that relaxed family vacation your dreaming about – with so many things to do you are sure to make a life time of memories and will hate to say goodbye!

History and more History in Amelia Island

In fact Amelia Island is the only place in America to have been ruled under 8 different flags during it’s rich history and yes that is why it is also know as the Isle of Eight Flags. 

These include:

France 1562-1564

Spain 1564-1763

Britain 1763-1783

Patriots 1812

Green Cross 1812

Mexico Revolution 1817

National Flag of the Confederacy 1861-1862

United States 1862-present 


You can visit the beautiful historic district where you will find 19th century homes with majestic oaks lining the streets all while discovering local shops, multiple dining options and tucked away local cafe’s.

You can visit the best preserved 19th century forts in the US. Along with the historical fort tours you will also find walking trails, camp sites and a private beach perfect for finding seashells and sharks teeth. If your lucky you may spot some of our local wildlife nestled in our native marshes and sea dunes.

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Fernandina Beach Golf Course homes

Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach is a destination hotspot for it’s year round outdoor living.  From water sports to shopping Amelia Island packs a lot into its 18.2 square miles (yep you didn’t read that wrong).

If your a history buff – then our local tour’s will show off the rich history in every inch of those square miles. 

If your a long time visitor or thinking of making your first trip here – I promise you will find our little island magical every single time. 

More Amazing Things To Do in Amelia Island!

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