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.
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.”
If Amelia Island’s sea turtle nesting trend continues throughout the season, 2016 may be a record breaker for this northeast Florida barrier island.
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.
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.
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.
The threatened GOPHER TORTOISE has a presence in all 67 Florida counties, dwelling in dunes and upland habitat “including forests, pastures and yards.”
BEWARE RIP CURRENTS: A dream day at the seashore can quickly turn into a nightmare. Always enter the ocean near lifeguard stations.