If you're looking for a true escape from life's frantic pace, get away to the beauty and peace of Amelia Island. Located on the northernmost tip of Florida, Amelia boasts a rich history, 13 miles of unspoiled beaches and many recreational activities. Hundred-year old moss-covered live oaks. Forty-foot sand dunes. Sleepy intracoastal marshes. Amelia Island's lush, natural setting serves as the breathtaking backdrop for world-class golf and tennis, sailing, fishing, kayaking or simply relaxing.
Amelia Island may require more than just a day, so try to plan for a whole weekend of relaxation. Amelia Island is locked in the charm and enchantment of the Victorian era thanks to Henry Flagler. One of America's premier industrialists, Flagler bypassed Amelia Island when he built his railroad and associated tourist hotels along Florida's East Coast. As a result, mass modernization bypassed the island; a disguised blessing that allowed Amelia to remain an authentic Victorian seaport village.
Family vacations on Amelia Island are a natural. The island is easily reached by car or airplane, and once there, families can enjoy quality time and relaxation in a tranquil, unspoiled natural haven. The island offers 13 miles of spectacular white-sand beaches, an abundance of outdoor activities, nature and history, fabulous food, and a wide range of accommodations that meet the needs of the most discriminating traveler or budget-minded family. All of the island's resorts and hotels welcome children, as do many of the bed and breakfasts. Camping is also available at Fort Clinch State Park. Unlike other Florida family vacations destinations, the pace on Amelia Island is never frantic. The rhythm on Amelia is slower and is in tune with its lush, natural surroundings. Soon, you and your family will be too.
Amelia Island is located at Florida's northeastern shore, just 15 miles east of Interstate 95, and is a short, 30-minute drive from Jacksonville International Airport.
Below you can see some of the wondrous beauty that is awaiting you and your family.