Amelia area is an ideal day trip from Kingsland, Just a short 30 minute drive.
Amelia Island is one of the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands that stretches along the east coast of the United States from South Carolina to Florida. It is 13 miles (21 km) long and approximately 4 miles (6 km) wide at its widest point. Amelia Island is situated south of Cumberland Island, Georgia, off the coast of Florida in Nassau County. Nassau County is home of Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach and Yulee.
Known as the "Isle of Eight Flags", Amelia Island has had the following flags flown over it since 1562: France, Spain, Great Britain, Spain (again), the Patriots of Amelia Island, the Green Cross of Florida, Mexico, the Confederate States of America, and the United States.
With it’s Victorian-style mansions, seaport village, picturesque sandy beaches, and 13 miles of majestic coastline, Amelia Island is one of the most popular destinations in Northeast Florida. Visitors will enjoy strolling the streets of the downtown historic shopping district, absorbing its rich cultural past and a wide array of fine restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and outdoor activities. Amelia hosts numerous festivals and world-class events, including the Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, the Amelia Island Film Festival and Concours d'Elegance antique car show.
Amelia Island is a boater's paradise. With endless opportunities to enjoy a day on the water, there are plenty of places to fish, watch wildlife and see great sites. Its abundance of rivers, inlets, and ocean offer more than 100 species of fish.
The numerous creeks and rivers that feed the Intracoastal Waterway provide wide-eyed onlookers the opportunity to viewing dolphins, manatees, otters, and alligators. Each winter, endangered Northern Right Whales travel from Canada's Atlantic Coast to give birth off Amelia Island's shores.
Amelia Island is also a Golfers paradise with over 8 world class golf courses.
A quaint historic seaport on Amelia Island . . . the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry with a 50-block downtown district on the National Registry of Historic Places. Discovered by French explorer Jean Ribault, who set foot on where Fernandina Beach is located in 1562. Fernandina Beach is the County Seat and is located in the north-central portion of Amelia Island, bounded on the north by the St. Marys River; on the west by the Amelia River; on the south by the municipal airport and golf course; and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
Nassau County's largest unincorporated area is located in the central portion of the County. It generally borders the Florida/Georgia boundary to the north, Duval County to the south, Interstate 95 to the west, and Nassauville, one mile from Amelia Island. While Yulee serves as a gateway to Amelia Island it also is home of the world renown White Oak Plantation and Conservation Center.
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- Free HOT Breakfast buffet - view listing
Quality hotel features & amenities:
- Interior corridor - 100% Smoke Free
- Free Reliable High Speed Internet connection
Comfortable elegantly appointed WELL LIT rooms include:
- 32” LCD Flat Panel TV with HBO, 150 Expanded Digital and HD cable channels – All Free
- Easy accessible electrical outlets
- Oversized Well Lit desk with ergonomic executive chair
- Lounge chair with ottoman
- Iron / Ironing Board
- and More!
- Business Center (Computer, printer, fax and copier)
- Fitness Center
- Valet & Guest Coin Laundry
- Meeting Facilities
- Outdoor Pool
- Friendly, knowledgeable staff and service
Convenient Location on I-95 at Exit 3
- 30 minutes to Fernandina Beach & Amelia Island
Amelia Island Tourist Development Council
102 Centre Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034