Amelia Island, Florida
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. Fernandina Beach and Amelia City are both located on the island.
Fernandina Beach is Amelia Island’s largest town. The town boasts a wonderful array of preserved late Victorian homes on the National Register of Historic Places.
Main attractions on the island include the Amelia Island Plantation, the Ritz-Carlton resort and Fort Clinch State Park. A short ferry ride away is Cumberland Island, affording visitors an opportunity to see nature undisturbed by man.
Things to See & Do
* Fort Clinch
* Ft Clinch State Park
* Amelia Island Lighthouse
* Collecting prehistoric shark teeth
* Amelia Island Plantation
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 126 km²
Population – 20,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location – Fernandina is the first port of call directly on the ICW south of GA-FL state line. The Fernandina Harbor Marina sits at the end of Centre Street.
Transport Links – Amelia island can be accessed by air. It is serviced by Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport and Jacksonville International Airport.
The St. Johns Ferry Service provides a ferry crossing (northbound and southbound) of Highway A1A connecting Mayport Road to Hecksher Drive on Ft. George Island. The ferry offers seven day a week service.