Island Highlights

Perfect Beginning, A Sunrise Beach Walk, Amelia Island, Florida Photo

Sunrise, Sunset. Amelia Island, Florida

The benefits of being on an island are many. High on the list is watching a beach sunrise and riverfront sunset. Two chances to make every day better in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida.

The Beach , Atlantic Coast Shoreline, Fort Clinch State Park

Fort Clinch First Weekend Reenactments, Aerial Video

Amelia Islanders and residents of Nassau County, Florida are a lucky bunch to have Fort Clinch State Park within easy reach. For tourists, it’s a “must see” for “to do” lists when visiting!

BRIGHT IDEA: Nights of Lights Festival? Imagine Fernandina Buildings Outlined in White Lights

Fernandina’s Main Street Called Centre

Fernandina Beach has its old-fashioned Main Street called Centre. The downtown historic district adds the regal crown to this “Isle of Eight Flags,” named after princess Amelia of England.

Amelia Island Shark Teeth Hunted Along Beach

Seeking Relics, Shark Teeth Hunted on Amelia Island

FINDING FLORIDA SHARK TEETH: The search for sharks’ teeth is a regular seaside ritual in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. What has turned into a tradition is fun, free, and family-friendly.

The Captain's House (i.e. "Pippi Longstocking" House, Old Town Fernandina

Along The River, Old Town & Fernandina Plaza

Old Town Fernandina, far less traveled than downtown’s Centre Street area, is the original site of Fernandina. Fernandina Plaza is a great spot to watch a sunset over the river.

Tour Kingsley Plantation, 20 Minutes South of Amelia Island, Florida

Tour Kingsley Plantation Near Amelia Island

Visit Kingsley Plantation, 20 minutes south of Amelia Island in northeast Florida. Key crops were sea island cotton, indigo and sugar cane.

Shrimp Festival Celebrated in Fernandina (Birthplace of Modern Shrimping Industry in America)

“It’s all about the water,” Fernandina Beach

For those who love the water, Fernandina Beach is a mariner’s paradise with adjoining local waterways — the Amelia River/intracoastal, Cumberland Sound and Atlantic Ocean (plus Egans Creek within the island).

TIME TRAVEL: Walk Through Brick Time Tunnel To 1864 At Fort Clinch

Time Travel: Journey Back To 1864 At Fort Clinch

Walk over a drawbridge, through a tunnel to travel back in time to the year 1864 at Civil War-era fort in Fernandina. See one of America’s most well-preserved 19-century fortresses.

Amelia Island Lighthouse circa 1838

Amelia Island Lighthouse, Oldest in Florida Circa 1838

Fernandina Beach is home to the Amelia Island Lighthouse, guiding mariners since before Florida was a state. Designed by Winslow Lewis, the Amelia Island Lighthouse circa 1838 has a double-walled tower and Third-Order Fresnel lens.

Banner year for Florida wildflowers. Rosegentian blooming in Egans Greenway, Amelia Island. (Photo

Enjoy Nature Hike or Bike Ride in Egans Greenway

Egans Greenway is a natural area encompassing over 300 acres on Amelia Island, managed by the city of Fernandina Beach, Florida. Native flora and fauna can be observed in Egans Greenway.