Just off the northeast coast of Florida lies Amelia Island, a beckoning jewel in the Atlantic. Every year, the island captivates visitors who want to sink their toes into the sandy beaches and stroll around the whimsical historic district. The sleepy, seaside town features more than 90 outstanding restaurants, lively local events, world-class golf, and some of the most spectacular Florida sunsets. You’ll find plenty of friendly locals, eclectic shops, water activities, and fascinating wildlife on the island. An area rich in natural beauty and Southern charm, once you arrive, it’s not easy to leave!
THINGS TO SEE & DO With 13 miles of beautiful beaches and pristine waters, Amelia Island calls for you to stay. During your vacation at an Amelia Island bed and breakfast inn, you can take a trolley, carriage, or Segway tour and explore the island’s rich heritage. Fernandina Beach, Florida is located on Amelia Island and is a very popular place to visit and soak up the sun. You can also visit one of the area’s beautiful art galleries, wander through a fascinating museum, or catch a show at B&B Amelia Island theater. Take a tasting tour of the eateries and the distillery or explore your adventurous side with deep-sea fishing. The “Booze & Bites Tasting Tour” is popular among many people and includes a tour guide to bring you to different local bars and restaurants to try out specialty drinks and small plates. Wind down with a romantic walk on the sand for the perfect ending to a perfect day.
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK From 5-star fine dining establishments to casual, open-air seafood joints, Amelia Island boasts an incredible cuisine. Start your morning off at Amelia Island Coffee for a delicious breakfast sandwich and a cup of coffee. In the afternoon, you can head back for a beer or a glass of wine during happy hour. For the freshest, locally-sourced shrimp and fish, visit 29 South. The restaurant is completely farm-to-table, using several ingredients from their own garden. For delicious smoked BBQ and inventive Southern dishes from an acclaimed local chef, make a reservation at Gilbert’s Underground Cafe. If you’re craving international cuisine, you’ll find several options from mouthwatering pasta at Ciao to fresh salsa, ceviche, and nachos at Pablo’s. Amelia Island is a delightful place for your tastebuds!
BEST TIME TO VISIT Amelia Island is truly a magical, year-round destination. While the winter months bring chilly, breezy weather, they offer the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the rare Atlantic right whales. Each year, these magnificent creatures migrate over 1,000 miles to the Atlantic waters off Amelia Island’s coast to give birth to their calves. The summer season on Amelia Island is equally as alluring, with warm, radiant days meant for sunbathing and uninterrupted sounds of the ocean. Spring and fall bring beautiful colors, lively festivals, and fewer crowds. No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll surely have an outstanding experience.
WHERE TO STAY Amelia Island provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic and relaxing getaway. Select Registry’s Amelia Island bed and breakfast properties vary in style but are equally charming. Choose a historic Victorian-style inn, a romantic Italian-style villa, or an oceanfront bed and breakfast that sits directly on the beach. Each of our properties offers a daily gourmet breakfast, spacious accommodations, and easy access to the island’s best attractions. Staying at one of our B&Bs on Amelia island is more than just a place to sleep. It’s a cozy home-away-from-home with private baths and thoughtful touches that make your stay truly memorable. Browse our bed and breakfasts on Amelia Island below and begin planning the perfect getaway today!