Amelia Island is known as Florida’s “Golden Isle,” and we can see why. From its beaches and greenways to its charming downtown, it’s no wonder individuals come from all over to visit this relaxing destination. Take a virtual tour of this beautiful and one-of-a-kind Florida island below.

Take a Virtual Tour of Amelia Island, FL

The Beach

No trip to Amelia Island is complete without a stop at the beautiful beaches, offering an unspoiled setting for relaxing and rewarding getaways. Amelia Island is edged with natural Appalachian quartz beaches and framed by sand dunes as tall as 40 feet.

Amelia Insland, FL beach
There’s no shortage of beautiful white-sand beaches in Amelia Island. Image: Deremer Studios

Downtown Fernandina Beach

Once a vibrant, Victorian seaport village, charming downtown Fernandina Beach has largely escaped the commercialization of the 20th century. Today the town boasts a beautiful 50-block historic district with many original structures dating back to the late 19th century, including Victorian-style mansions and cottages. Take a stroll through the heart of Amelia Island’s shopping district, historic Centre Street, and peruse rare finds at The Book Loft, unique gifts at Twisted Sisters and delicious sweets at Fernandina’s Fantastic Fudge.

Downtown Fernandina Beach
Downtown Fernandina Beach is filled with charming shops and restaurants. Image: Deremer Studios

Egans Creek Greenway

2500 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 • (904) 310-3350

A protected area of over 300 acres that runs along Egans Creek, the Greenway is made up of three habitats: Freshwater Swamp, Salt Marsh and Hardwood/Mixed Forest. The grass-covered trails are ideal for hiking, biking, walking, bird watching and other nature observation and photography activities. Visitors can also explore from the water on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard tour.

Egans Creek in Amelia Island, FL
Egans Creek Greenway is perfect for nature lovers, offering hiking, biking, bird watching and more. Image: Ed Morris

Palmetto Walk

4924 1st Coast Hwy, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 • (904) 321-0588

Stroll among the grand oaks on the South End at Palmetto Walk. Unique boutiques and restaurants dot the property, making it the perfect retreat for shopping and dining.

Palmetto Walk
Get your shopping fix at Palmetto Walk. Image: Amelia Island Tourism

Fort Clinch

2601 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 • (904) 277-7274

Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Daily tours with period reenactors depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors. Fort Clinch State Park also offers popular beach activities such as sunbathing, swimming and beachcombing, while anglers can take advantage of excellent surf fishing. Hikers and bicyclists can explore a six-mile trail through the park and a view of the tallest sand dunes in Florida. Self-guided nature trails provide opportunities to learn about and observe native plants and wildlife. Two full-facility campgrounds and a youth camping area provide overnight accommodations.

Fort Clinch in Amelia Island, FL
Step back in time and learn about Amelia Island’s vast history at Fort Clinch. Image: Deremer Studios

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