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The Amelia Island Lighthouse is considered the oldest structure on the island. First constructed in 1820 on Georgia's Cumberland Island, it was dismantled and moved in 1938 and reconstructed on Amelia Island. Construction was completed in 1839.

For those interested in a closer look, lighthouse tours are offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Tours depart from the Atlantic Recreation Center. The cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children age 12 and under.

The Amelia Island Museum of History is housed in the historic Nassau County jail and showcases some 4,000 years of Florida history, including its eight flags of occupation. The museum offers exhibits, educational lectures, walking tours and ghost tours.

233 South Third Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
(904) 261-7378


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Little Talbot State Park
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: 904-251-2320

With more than five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, Little Talbot Island is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. Maritime forests, desert-like dunes, and undisturbed salt marshes on the western side of the island allow for hours of nature study and relaxation. The diverse habitats in the park host a wealth of wildlife for viewing including river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats, and a variety of native and migratory birds.

Scuba Station, Inc.
1008 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-321-1770

Scuba Classes, Equipment Repairs and Rentals and Dive Club.

Amelia Island Museum of History
233 South Third Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-7378

Given by the Amelia Island Museum of History, walking tours take groups up Historic Centre Street and into the Silk Stocking District introducing them to the many great historical figures who influenced the architecture and business on the island. These tours can be modified for children.

Chocolate Soup A Ceramic Bakery & Studio
310 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-7039

Chocolate Soup is a do-it-yourself ceramic studio that offers unique bisqueware ceramic painting, personalized instruction and custom design services. Located in a charming cottage in the Historic District , our studio is the perfect place to celebrate birthdays, showers and hold a corporate event.

Faces in Time
310 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-491-8700

A fun adventure visiting times past. Don a costume of a gun-slinging cowboy or a saloon girl in the Wild West. Or visit the high seas in a swashbuckling pirate outfit. Antebellum and civil war days are recreated with proud soldier uniforms or southern belle dresses. All costumes, hats and accessories are available to make your transformation complete. Pictures are ready in minutes. Mattes and frame are also available in the studio.

Kelly's Seahorse Ranch
7500 First Coast Highway
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-491-5166

One of only a handful of beach-riding opportunities in the nation. Through Kelly Seahorse Ranch enjoy the scenery of Amelia's fantastic white sand beaches and the beauty of the ocean by horseback. They also offer hay rides.

The Red Crayon
11 South 7th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-321-5495

The Red Crayon is an art and creative movement studio located in the downtown Fernandina Beach Historic District. A fun and rich environment where children are actively involved in the learning process through self-expression, hands-on activities, creative movement, art, music and open ended play.

The Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
7500 First Coast Highway
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-491-5166

The Ritz Kids program is an exclusive supervised children's program designed specifically for our younger guests ages 5 through 12. The Ritz Kids program allows parents to play while children stay with our trained and certified counselors.

Windward Sailing School
1010 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-9125

Beautiful beaches, dolphins, sea turtles and manatees are frequently sighted during our courses.



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Getting to Amelia Island
Amelia is only 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport. By auto, two bridges connect Amelia Island with the mainland. From I-95, take Fernandina Beach Exit 129, turn east onto A1A and travel 15 miles, cross the Intracoastal Waterway into the heart of Amelia Island.

Visitors traveling from the south may prefer to take A1A north of Jacksonville to the Mayport auto ferry which crosses the St. Johns River, or take A1A farther north to J. Turner Butler Blvd., then north on Hwy 115 over the Dames Point Bridge. Both options continue on A1A north over Big and Little Talbot Island onto Amelia.

Amelia Island Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Golfing on Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach is a splendid pleasure, with natural surroundings, oceanfront golf courses and pristine golf resorts that challenge skilled golfers and reward those lucky enough to experience all the wonderful golfing that Amelia has to offer. Public and Private courses abound as well as Golf Lessons and Instruction from the Pros.

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