Amelia Island is the northernmost island in Florida. Located between the city of Jacksonville and the state of Georgia, Amelia Island has the distinction of having been governed under eight different flags over its turbulent history. At one time, a known pirate was in charge over the island, and Fernandina Beach, the island’s only incorporated city, had a notorious reputation as a favorite port for pirates and the debauchery they brought with them. Today, Fernandina Beach is actually a very charming historic town with numerous historic brick buildings and Victorian homes nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. From the Intracoastal, Amelia River Cruises operates tours that take visitors up past the southern part of Cumberland Island, Georgia, where wild horses can be seen roaming freely along the shore. Back in Fernandina, at the northernmost tip of the island, Ft. Clinch State Park is a well-preserved fort from the Civil War area surrounded by undeveloped beaches, nature trails an an ocean pier. South of Fernandina, the unincorporated part of Amelia Island is home to a pair of luxury beach resorts, golf courses, exclusive residential communities, and the undeveloped beaches of Amelia Island State Park. Located within Nassau County, Amelia Island is part of the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area.
OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION
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Cumberland Island Cruise (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
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