Amelia Island is the southernmost in a chain of barrier islands stretching from North Carolina to Florida. It is 13 miles long and approximately 4 miles wide at its widest point. Amelia Island is situated south of Cumberland Island, off the coast of Florida. Fernandina Beach and Amelia City are both located on the island.
Amelia Island, Florida is still very much an undiscovered secret, but perhaps not for much longer. The island's endless blue skies and stunning sunsets attract more and more people each year. Amelia Island features a wide array of fine restaurants, boutiques, galleries, inns and outdoor activities. It is host to numerous festivals and world class events, including the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and the Bausch & Lomb Tennis Championships. Many visitors to the island, however, simply enjoy strolling the streets of the downtown historic district, absorbing its rich cultural past.
Amelia Island also offers a treasure trove of diverse recreational activities. Sailing and kayaking are perennial favorites for the whole family. For the golf enthusiast, Amelia Island is paradise, with six championship golf courses spread out amidst the island's lush natural beauty.
With its historic downtown shopping district, picturesque sandy beaches, and 13 miles of majestic coastline, Amelia Island is one of the most popular destinations on Florida's First Coast.