With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.
Amelia Island, the northernmost of Florida’s barrier islands, offers a rare combination of natural beauty and luxurious accommodations. A much sought after destination it is the home to championship golf courses, tennis and pickle ball courts, beautiful parks, a 13-mile beach, and miles of bicycle-friendly paths.
There is a home for everyone. From a beach bungalow at the northern tip of the island to an estate on the Plantation on the south end and everything in between. Homes along the beach and the marsh with stunning sunrises and sunsets. Just off the main street of town, Centre Street, you can walk through a living museum of elegant Victorian “painted ladies,” the Historic District’s beautifully preserved homes with their elaborate gingerbread trim and unusual colors. Condominiums that overlook the Amelia River and intracoastal Waterway. Homes, Townhomes, Villas and more Condominiums stretch the Island.
Fernandina Beach, Amelia Islands town is rich with history. Perhaps its best kept secret is its sleepy little town. Frozen in time, the town is nestled in a 50-square block historic district located on the north end. Whether you are a dedicated shopper or history buff, you will find something to delight you. A rare find in this day and age of shopping malls, the town’s main street is lined with unique shops and restaurants, all locally owned. You can buy homemade fudge, ice cream, original art, books, gifts of all kinds, antiques, jewelry and seashore treasures. And the town takes on a magical persona when the sun goes down and twinkling white lights illuminate the trees that line Centre Street.
Amelia Island has it all for your everyday needs. There is rarely a need to leave the island. We offer exquisite cuisine, three grocery stores, an abundance of doctors and dentists, the renowned Baptist Medical Center, hair salons, car repair shops, a YMCA and much more.
After vacationing here for over thirty years Cathy is proud to call Amelia Island her home! She loves it here and if you are new to the island, plan to move her, or if you do, then you know why she loves it.
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