Our Guide to the Beaches of Amelia Island

When you come and stay at a beautiful Amelia Island oceanfront vacation rental, you will want to take full advantage of the many beaches in the area. With over 13 miles of beautiful, pristine beaches, native wildlife, and incredible waters, Amelia Island has a place that is perfect for every beach lover. 

Whether you’re looking to go hiking, observe wildlife, surf, fish, or more, there is an ideal Amelia Island beach for you. Continue reading our guide on the local beaches of Amelia Island to find your perfect fit.

Amelia Island State Park

Located in nearby Jacksonville, Florida, the Amelia Island State Park is perfect for the whole family. Paved bike trails, like the Timucuan Trail bike path, connect the northern six-mile segment of Peters Point Park. You’ll also find many opportunities to go birding in this state park, as the park features one of the premier sites along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. The Nassau Sound is one of the best fishing areas in northeast Florida, home to the state record flounder. You can also go horseback riding, paddling, picnicking, and shelling while at the Amelia Island State Park. This is also a perfect location to enjoy Amelia Island watersports!

Fort Clinch State Park

The beaches at Fort Clinch are the perfect place on the Atlantic Coast! You’ll find beautiful white sand beaches, relaxing breezes, and unique shells. You can go swimming, surfing, fishing, and shelling all along the coasts, but please be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty, so swim at your own risk. 

If you encounter any of the local wildlife here in Fort Clinch, make sure to leave it undisturbed. When visiting Amelia Island, a significant thing to remember is you must leave nature undisturbed and untouched.

Seaside Beach

This destination offers one of the most beautiful and famous beaches on Amelia Island. This stunning beach in Fernandina Beach offers well-maintained amenities and gorgeous views. The Tourist Service Area at the end of Sadler Road has public restrooms, and there are plenty of covered picnic tables for you and your family to bring food and have a picnic. 

Seaside Beach also offers a restaurant, bar, and concession stand on site. You can also walk the covered boardwalks if you just want to stroll in the shade.

Main Beach

Main Beach is one of Amelia Island’s most well-known beachfront parks. This park offers two sand volleyball courts, a playground for children, picnic shelters, a skate park, and a large grassy area perfect for a game of soccer or baseball. There is beachfront access, an outdoor shower, restrooms, and a multipurpose court. 

Many enjoy shelling along the coast and observing the birds that fly over and through the park. You can also go swimming, paddling, and kayaking in the waters just off the beach. The opportunities for fun on Amelia Island beaches are endless!

Peter’s Point

This beautiful drive-in sandy beach is perfect for the whole family. You can even bring your dog, as long as it’s on a leash. This beach has easy access to all of the basic amenities you would expect from a beach. You can relax on the soft sands, sunbathe, swim, enjoy a picnic with your family, fly a kite, or go fishing. The park is open every day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

While there are a lot of shells on the beach, which makes it perfect for shelling, that does not stop it from being ideal for swimming. On a hot summer day, the waters are the perfect temperature to go for a swim. There are also lifeguards on the beach to help if you need them. Peter’s Point is located at 1974 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Plan Your Visit!

Planning an unforgettable getaway to Amelia Beach doesn’t have to be difficult! When you book with Amelia Vacations, simply view our rentals, reserve your favorite, and prepare to have fun!

North Beach Park

North Beach Park is a quiet beach located on the island’s north end. You will find covered pavilions, picnic tables, parking, and a boardwalk that goes right to the beach. No lifeguards are on duty here, so go swimming at your own risk. The beach is located at 1230 North Fletcher Avenue on Amelia Island, Florida. North Beach Park is open from sunrise to sunset daily. 

Burney Park

Situated on the island’s southern end, Burney Park is nestled between Summer Beach and Omni Amelia Island Plantation. The beach and park feature picnic tables, outdoor showers, restrooms, and lifeguard towers. Burney Park is notable for being home to “Nana,” a dune system with Florida’s tallest dune and a big draw for tourists to visit. The park is located in historic American Beach, a 200-acre area that was once a vacation destination for wealthy African Americans and is now the first stop on the Florida Black Heritage Trail. Burney Park is a great spot for tourists of Amelia Island to get a firsthand look at some of the island’s rich history.

Are you looking to get away for a while? With our Amelia Island Beach home rentals, you’ll be living a life of luxury that you have always dreamed of. No matter what size rental you need, you will find it in our catalog of properties! 

Book today and look forward to excellent amenities that will make you feel like you’re living in your own home away from home. Whether you want to get away in nature or work on your tan, staying at these rentals puts you right near all of the best opportunities for things to do on Amelia Island.