Beach Parking on Amelia Island

Beach Parking on Amelia Island

There’s no doubt that relaxing at the beach is one of the top things to do on Amelia Island, but it helps to learn a little about the parking situation on the island so that you can avoid any unnecessary headaches before you head out.

Some of Amelia Island’s beaches can be crowded with challenging parking situations depending on the time of year that you visit. Below you can find some more information about the most popular beaches on the island and their available parking so that you can accurately plan for your next beach excursion.

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Where to Park for a Day at the Beach

Main Beach Park

Main Beach Park on the east side of the island is one of the most popular beach access points with its great facilities. It offers a small parking lot that is close to the park itself that can quickly fill up during the busy seasons. If you plan on spending the day here, it is best to arrive as early as possible to secure a spot. Parking is free and open to the public.

Peters Point Park

Peter’s Point is a great alternative to Main Beach Park when it is packed, and it is located on the east side of the island off highway A1A at 1974 S. Fletcher (A1A). There is a larger parking area here and plenty of facilities including the Amelia Island Trail, lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables and more.

Seaside Park

Off Highway A1A about halfway between Main Beach Park and Peter’s Point Park you can find Seaside Park, a smaller beach park with parking and a few amenities like picnic tables, restrooms and, outdoor showers.

Burney Park

Burney Park is a historic beach park located in the American Beach section of Amelia Island with several amenities and plenty of parking. It is in close proximity to many of the vacation rentals and condo complexes on the south end of Amelia Island.

Parking at Several Beach Access Points

Out of over 40 beach access points on Amelia Island, there are several of them that have parking and ADA accessibility. The access points with parking lots include the following, listed from north to south on the island:

  • North Beach Park Access #12
  • Alabama Access #5
  • New York Access #6
  • Maryland Access #8
  • Jasmine Access #9
  • Askins Access #24
  • Mizell Access #25
  • Allen Access #27
  • North Casino Access #28
  • South Casino Access #29
  • Simmons Access #30
  • Hutchins Access #31
  • Mantanzas Access #34
  • Manatee Access #35
  • Suwanee Access #35S
  • Kissimmee Access #3
  • Alachua Access #37
  • Osceola Access #38
  • Ozello Access #39
  • Pasco Access #40

You can also access beaches from Fort Clinch State Park on the north end of the island or Amelia Island State Park on the south end, but there is a small entrance fee to these parks. They have plenty of parking but there are no lifeguards and limited facilities which may be located a far distance from the beach.