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 in their vacation rental can purchase fresh seafood and produce at excellent prices at these markets, where options range from locally caught shrimp, oysters, clams, grouper, Mahi, snapper and more.
Find Fresh Seafood
Below you’ll find more information on the top spots on Amelia Island to purchase fresh seafood, and be sure to stop by them to pick up some of the local sea fare if you’re staying in a vacation rental with a kitchen!
Atlantic Seafood Bait & Tackle
Atlantic Seafood Bait & Tackle is one of the top seafood markets on Amelia Island, and it is conveniently located at 10 Ash St. in Fernandina Beach. The market offers a wide range of fish and shellfish caught by local fishermen. Here you can purchase shrimp, oysters, clams, salmon, squid, snapper, blue crab, soft shelled crab, grouper, and much more at very reasonable prices.
The seafood doesn’t get any fresher than what you’ll find at Atlantic Seafood Bait & Tackle, and it’s a favorite spot for locals as well as restauranteurs. The seafood at this market is acquired straight from the fishermen’s boats, and you’ll get plenty of helpful advice from them on the best way to prepare it. You can request your shrimp to be peeled and deveined for just $1 per pound and other types of seafood can be cleaned upon request.
Fernandina Beach Market Place
As one of the top farmer’s markets in Florida, the Fernandina Beach Market Place is always a great spot to get fresh seafood, organic vegetables and fruit, honey and jam, eggs, meat, produce, sauces, spices, pasta, dairy products and much more. You’ll find everything you need to cook gourmet meals right in your vacation rental with the freshest and highest quality organic local ingredients and seafood here. You’ll also get to taste delicious chef-prepared samples of what you can find in the local restaurants for the days you don’t plan on cooking at home.
The market is located on N. 7th Street in downtown Fernandina Beach. and it is held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. throughout the entire year, rain or shine. There’s no doubt that you’ll be able to find some exclusive and high quality seafood and other ingredients to cook with here, so it’s a must visit during your stay on Amelia Island.
Publix Super Market
The Public Super Market is located at 1421 Sadler Rd in Fernandina Beach and it’s a convenient store to purchase fresh seafood and anything else you may need for cooking during your stay on Amelia Island. You’ll find great prices on both wild and farm raised fresh salmon, shrimp, crab, lobster, shrimp, catfish, tilapia, trout, cod, grouper, flounder, orange roughy, tuna, clams, mussels, oysters, scallops and more. Publix offers a wide selection, but keep in mind that not everything in the store will be fresh, some of it may be frozen. It’s still very convenient whenever you can’t make it to the local farmer’s market or another local seafood source.