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 on the beach in one of our vacation rentals and all you’ll have to do is walk out the door and start your day in the sun and the sand.

Amelia Island Family Fun

While beach vacations can be fun and memorable experiences for families, you might need to put a bit of extra thought into entertaining the little ones. So what Amelia Island children activities can keep the family busy while you’re taking in some sun? Read on to find some great beach fun and other activities that the entire family can join in on!

Amelia Island Children Activities on the Beach

Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do when you take a family beach vacation to Amelia Island! Building sand castles, tossing a Frisbee, flying a kite, or volleying a beach ball on the sand or in the water are certainly go-to beach activities. You can’t go wrong with any of these.

Make believe you’re a pirate and tell the kids that there’s buried treasure on the beach. Take the plastic shovels and sand pails and start exploring. Make certain types of shells or sand dollars the treasure and see how much you can all find.

Kids love to make snow angels, but what about sand angels? With the sand on Amelia Island being so beautifully white, just pretend it’s snow: get down with the kids and flap those arms and make an angel. Make pictures in the sand. Write your name, or the date. Then let the water come up and wash it away and draw something else. It’s like nature’s chalkboard!

Amelia Island children activities

Other things you might do to make beach vacations fun family time include:

  • Have a scavenger hunt–everyone gets a pail and list of things to find
  • Musical towels–you’ve heard of musical chairs; well, play it with beach towels.
  • Bury someone in the sand–cover someone’s feet or even their entire body with sand. Just don’t cover anyone’s face!
  • Identify footprints in the sand–is that a crab’s claw prints? Are those birds’ footprints? Take a walk and see how many different prints you can find.
  • Amelia Island Children’s Activities

    What other fun things can you do on or near the beach on Amelia Island? Glad you asked!

    There’s an exciting conservation tour and surface fossil hunting tours that the kids would surely love. They’ll learn about what animals live on the beach and the surrounding areas and they’ll even get to hunt for shark’s teeth. This is a great idea while you’re enjoying a family vacation on Amelia Island.

    Main Beach Park offers covered pavilions and picnic tables so that the family can enjoy a picnic lunch at the beach. And next to the beach and the Main Beach playground is a putt-putt center. As you can see, there’s no shortage of Amelia Island children activities. So book a vacation rental with Amelia Vacations today for your next family vacation, and rest assured that the kids will have the time of their lives!