Amelia Island Makes List of America’s Quirkiest Towns

Commonly called “quaint,” Amelia Island, Florida has a new “Q” word — “quirky.” According to Travel & Leisure magazine, “America’s Top Quirkiest Towns” were chosen for their “vibrant Main streets, coffee bars and eco-friendly vibe.”

“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: 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, 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.

Enjoy Nature Hike or Bike Ride in Egans Greenway

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

Southern Living: “Fernandina Beach Best Small-Town Getaway”

“Feel welcome for a weekend or a lifetime.” Southern Living magazine features Fernandina Beach.