Island Hopping: Amelia, Cumberland, Talbot Islands

Island hop around the Amelia Island area at FL-GA border. LOCATION! Amelia is uniquely situated, so it’s easy to explore a few barrier islands, snugly clustered.

Ladies, Learn New Hobby! Free Women’s Fishing Clinic

Where better to learn about fishing than at beautiful Fort Clinch State Park? And who better to learn from than the experts at the FWC? Attend a free “Women’s Fishing Clinic.”

2016 Could Be “Really Big Year” For Sea Turtles

If Amelia Island’s sea turtle nesting trend continues throughout the season, 2016 may be a record breaker for this northeast Florida barrier island.

“Carry Off” Amelia Island Beach Ordinance

Beach visitors need to be aware of Amelia Island ordinance, the “carry on, carry off” rule. Don’t leave anything on the beach after 8 pm.

Florida Beachgoers, Report Horseshoe Crab Sightings To FWC

A ritual dating back millions of years takes place in spring on Florida beaches, when horseshoe crabs mate. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ask the public to report sightings.

Amelia Island Sea Turtle Nest Excavations

One of the best educational experiences at the beach on Amelia Island is observing a sea turtle nest excavation. Watch this video for a glimpse of what you might see during these digs.

Dune Dwellers, Amelia Island’s Gopher Tortoises

The threatened GOPHER TORTOISE has a presence in all 67 Florida counties, dwelling in dunes and upland habitat “including forests, pastures and yards.”

Rip Currents Take Lives in Northeast Florida

BEWARE RIP CURRENTS: A dream day at the seashore can quickly turn into a nightmare. Always enter the ocean near lifeguard stations.