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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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Horseback Riding on the Beaches of Amelia Island

Amelia Horseback Riding - Freestyle Beach Horse Riding
Welcome to Amelia Island...and the only place that you can experience horseback riding on the beach the way you have always imagined! Right on the waters edge.

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Debbie Manser, 96841 Blackrock Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Telephone 904.277.7047 or cell phone 904.753.1701
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Kelly Seahorse Ranch
the only state-endorsed horse ranch located on the beach in the entire state of Florida offering the romance of beach horseback riding – all year long! We are actually one of the few professional outfits left in the country offering such unique services. Our location is within the scenic Amelia Island State Park, Florida.

Visit the island’s only working ranch located on a 200+ acre preserve where you can witness dolphins, shorebirds and other sea island wildlife. Whether you just want to unwind from the hassles of everyday life or if you would like to learn more about our beautiful island, our guides are professionally trained to assist you. Saddle up and take a ride on one of our gentle, well-trained horses and enjoy the beautiful beaches of southern Amelia Island.

Hutchinson Island - St. Lucie County
(772) 489-4386
$30 - 90-minute ride
Hutchinson Island is one of the few places in Florida that allows horses on the beach and St. Lucie County's best-known asset is its spectacularly beautiful barrier islands, boasting 21 miles of bleached white beaches edging a cobalt-blue ocean and lined with sabal palms.
The St. Lucie County's Parks and Recreation Department hosts horseback riding trips on the first, second and fourth Sunday of each month for visitors to experience the beautiful surroundings by horseback.

The 90-minute trips begin at Frederick Douglass Memorial Park on South Hutchinson Island. Five trips are available and riders must be at least 10 years old. Reservations are required.



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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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