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.”
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).
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.
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.
A little world of its own, Old Town Fernandina attracts those with a penchant for historic preservation and a love of riverfront living. Residents can get from bed to boat in a matter of minutes by foot.
Egans Greenway is a natural area of 300 acres on Amelia Island, managed by city of Fernandina. Native flora and fauna can be observed.
“Feel welcome for a weekend or a lifetime.” Southern Living magazine features Fernandina Beach.