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A City Guide to Amelia Island, Florida

Amelia Island

 

Who's ready for fall break? This week, we're heading south to the Sea Islands of Florida to Amelia Island! Amelia Island is part of the chain of barrier islands with a deep history of Spanish, French, British and American rule. It's know for it's luxurious resorts, golf courses and numerous sandy beaches. One resort in particular is our favorite- the Omni Amelia Island Resort which is where you can find our entire Amelia Island collection! 

10 Things We Love About Amelia Island 

#1. Amelia Island Lighthouse

The Amelia Island Lighthouse is the oldest existing lighthouse in the state of Florida! The lighthouse was built in 1838, long before Florida was even a state! Through the years, the old sailing ships gave way to modern freighters and fishing boats. The beacon kept shining and still guides seafarers into the channel toward the Fernandina Harbor. 

#2.  Staying at the Omni Amelia Island Resort

Nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island off the Florida coast, this beautiful resort offers luxurious oceanfront accommodations with unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class resort pools, championship golf, and a full-service spa. Whether you prefer to stroll 3.5 miles of pristine beach, spend the day kayaking through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands or tee off on one of our award-winning golf courses, you’ll never run out of adventure in this idyllic destination.

#3.Exploring Fort Clinch State Park 

History meets nature at Fort Clinch State Park. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover or a bit of both, enjoy exploring the unique natural and historic resources of this pristine park.

#4.  Shopping downtown Fernandina Beach 

This enchanting Victorian seaport village was once a stomping ground for pirates, Gilded Age millionaires, bootleggers, shrimpers,
 and other colorful characters. Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach is full of eclectic and independent shops that stretch from the harbor-front to down and around Centre Street. Some of our favorites are: 

Hudson & Perry 

Colie's and the Salty Local 

Pearl Boutique

#5.  Kingsley Plantation

First built in 1798, this is one of the last remaining plantation homes in the state of Florida. Kingsley Plantation was named for an early owner, Zephaniah Kingsley, who spent 25 years there. You can actually go inside the Plantation house but only during the weekends. Ranger led tours are available on a limited basis at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. To secure a spot, call ahead for reservations.

 

That's why Amelia Island is one of our favorite island towns. Check out our Island Haus Co. city collection of Amelia Island souvenirs including coffee mug, notepad, sticker, and city print or shop at The Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia Island, FL.

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