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Amelia Island Pinball Museum

It’s peculiar, nostalgic, family friendly, and certainly off-the-radar. It’s the Fernandina Beach Pinball Museum, and it is one of the oddest and most appealing attractions on Amelia Island. Below is your guide to this throwback museum, featuring bizarre stories about... Read more

Beachgoing on Amelia Island

Along the coast of Amelia Island, you can find some truly spectacular beaches for days upon days of fun on a family vacation or an unforgettable romantic getaway. From the popular northern public beach accesses to the pristine protected beaches... Read more

10 Unique Facts About Amelia Island

The battle for control of Amelia Island between the Spanish, French, English, and other parties throughout its history led to sporadic periods of settlement and a unique blend of cultures. This has helped Amelia Island develop a distinctly iconic historic... Read more

Wildlife Tours on Amelia Island

Amelia Island is home to several exciting outdoor activities and family friendly wildlife tours which offer a fun-filled adventure for individuals and families alike. These tours take you through the waters of the Atlantic or nearby nature preserves that are... Read more

The History of Fort Clinch on Amelia Island

Fort Clinch is one of the most exciting and interesting historic attractions on Amelia Island , drawing thousands of visitors each year, along with its surrounding state park. As the northernmost attraction on the northernmost barrier island in the state... Read more

Planning a Beach Day on Amelia Island

Amelia Island beaches are perfect for a day full of family-friendly activities and relaxation. So, pick a beach, grab your bikini, and check out one of the great public beaches on the island. Pick Your Beach The island is home... Read more

The Historic Palace Saloon on Amelia Island

Amelia Island not only is rich in white-sand beaches and blue waters, but in history as well. The colorful history here dates back to the Revolutionary War, British rule, and even Native American inhabitance. Part of the fun of visiting... Read more

The Colorful Pirate History of Amelia Island

Ahoy, matey! is a greeting you would not be hearing these days in the modern world, but it is not uncommon to hear it used today in Amelia Island. Aside from being a popular beach destination, it is also known... Read more

White Oak Conservation Center

For nature and wildlife enthusiasts, a visit to White Oak Conservation Center is a must. Known globally as one of the world’s leading research, breeding and training facilities, White Oak strives to protect endangered species from extinction. 13,000 acres of... Read more

Kingsley Plantation

Your family trip to Amelia Island isn’t complete without visiting the ecological and historic preserve on the Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville. You’ll find it located at 11676 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville, FL on the beautiful Fort George River, at the sprawling... Read more

Amelia Island Tours

Historic Amelia Island has so much more than just great seafood and beautiful beaches. There are countless ways to spend your family vacation here and plenty of activities to fill your schedule with. If you’re not sure where to begin,... Read more

History of Amelia Island

Amelia Island is steeped in mystique and tradition, with a history that dates back for centuries. Eight different nations at one point controlled this prized and scenic island. The full history of Amelia Island is quite complex, interesting and detailed.... Read more

Guide to an Amelia Island Summer

The summer is truly an ideal time for Amelia Island vacations, although every season is enjoyable here. During this summer, you’ll always have pleasant enough weather to swim at any of the island’s numerous beaches. Explore Amelia Island Whether you... Read more

Where is Amelia Island and How to Get There

Amelia Island is an exciting and fun-filled island vacation getaway located just 45-minutes northeast of Jacksonville. As one of the Florida’s historic first vacation destinations, it is a sunny getaway for families seeking less crowded beaches and nature preserves, and... Read more

Explore Cumberland Island National Seashore

Cumberland Island is Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island, and it is one of the most frequently visited and famous marine protected areas in the United States. The sprawling 9,800 acres of Cumberland Island National Seashore are as diverse in... Read more

Amelia Island Seafood Markets

The seafood markets of Amelia Island offer fresh, delicious locally caught seafood throughout the year, and they are a popular among locals, vacationers and travelers from Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Visitors to Amelia Island who plan on cooking homemade meals... Read more

Plan a Visit to the Amelia Island Lighthouse

The Amelia Island Lighthouse is a unique tourist attraction on Amelia Island and certainly one of the more intriguing places to visit in the area. Built in 1838, it is the state’s oldest lighthouse and is often a stop for... Read more

Amelia Island Children’s Activities

Family Vacations on Amelia Island When it comes to beach vacations, there’s nothing quite like Amelia Island! This Florida coast island has miles of white-sand beaches that you and your family will love, from sunrise to stunning sunset. Stay right... Read more

Where are the best beaches on Amelia Island?

Amelia Island, the southernmost island of the Sea Islands off the upper northeast coast of Florida, boasts 13 miles of stunning beaches that offer tourists swimming, fishing, surfing, kite flying, and much more. The island’s beaches are excellent locations for... Read more

Staying in an Amelia Island Vacation Rental

Amelia Island is a historic and long-beloved jewel of the Sea Islands. Located right off the coast of northeast Florida, it is a tranquil and scenic beach getaway with golden toned sands and a remarkably pleasant climate in every season.... Read more

Looking for a Pet-Friendly Vacation Spot?

One of the sweetest sights to a dog owner’s eyes is a sign that says “pets allowed.” Yet how often do you see those words posted when you’re on vacation? The answer is: all the time, when you visit Amelia... Read more

Amelia Island Named Top 6 Beach Destination!

In the June edition of Parent’s magazine, Amelia Island was the 6th best destination to bring your family. Here’s a short recap of the article: Oceanfront Fun On the island’s 13 miles of coastline, Main Beach Park is a gem... Read more

There’s Plenty to do on Amelia Island, Even on a Rainy Day

There’s a saying that’s popular here on Amelia Island: “if you don’t like the weather, then wait a minute and it will change.” So yes, it does rain on our lovely isle on occasion. But that’s no cause for worry,... Read more

Fernandina Beach Has Something For Everyone to Enjoy

Finding a vacation spot that’s sure to please everyone can be nearly impossible. This is true whether it’s just you and your partner or a few energetic kids as well. One person wants to explore nature, another wants to learn... Read more

Fun Filled Days

Amelia Island is a southern gem that boasts beautiful scenery and an abundance of fun things to do.  Your family will love the peace and quiet while on the white sand beaches or the fun and excitement of reeling in... Read more