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).
Besides being an ideal place to observe birds and alligators, take a wildflower walk in Egans Greenway.
Amelia Island, Florida is one of the nominees chosen by USA TODAY for contest category “Best U.S. Island.” Here’s a chance to vote for favorite U.S. island.
Amelia Island needs another accolade like it needs more trees or beaches or marshes. But it can’t hurt. Accolades keep rolling in with the regularity of the incoming tide.