Amelia Island consists of 13 miles of sparkling white quartz sand, with hundreds of acres of forest and marshes in between. Residents have been especially diligent in their efforts to preserve the natural character of the island, saving it from the over-developed look that has spoiled many other parts of the Sunshine State. For these reasons and more, it has been named one of America’s top 10 islands for the last four years in a row by readers of Conde Nast Traveler, one of the world’s foremost travel and adventure magazines.
A Long, Rich History to Explore and Appreciate
Amelia Island was the home of Native Americans for over 1,000 years before being colonized by the Spanish in the 1600s. At various points in its history it has also been under French, British, and American jurisdictions. Its diverse history is reflected in the architecture seen in the downtown area of Fernandina Beach, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a stroll around town and you’ll see magnificent examples of Victorian and Queen Anne homes, surrounded by ancient moss-draped oak trees. Visit the Palace Saloon, the oldest continuously operating drinking spot in Florida. Take a tour of the Amelia Island Lighthouse, remarkably well-preserved despite being built in 1839. These are just a few examples of the historic and cultural treasures waiting for you in Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island.
The Right Accommodations Make All the Difference
Fernandina Beach is an exquisite place to relax, have fun and explore. With so much to do and so many sites to see, one vacation to the island is surely not enough. Please feel free to browse our extensive listing of properties for sale and let us know if any of them interest you as your next home, vacation getaway, or retirement dream.