Places Around Florida Home PageMore Florida Pictures
Previous Image
Amelia Island State Park -

Amelia Island State Park

Previous Image Gallery Home Next Image
An easy drive from Jacksonville, Amelia Island State Recreation Area is 8 miles south of Fernandina Beach. The park consists of 200 acres of beautiful beaches, salt marshes and coastal maritime forests. Amelia Island State Park is one of the few places on the east coast where you can horseback ride right on the beach it also offers riding tours along the shoreline. Some other things you can enjoy in the park are hiking, canoeing, kayaking, sunbathing, swimming, looking for shells and watching the wildlife. If you like to fish you can fish along the shoreline or toss a line in from the mile-long George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier which spans Nassau Sound. Some wildlife you might see include these common shore birds; black skimmers, piping plovers, terns and brown pelicans. If you get lucky you may even see a Bald Eagle or a rare Right Whale.

Next Image
  • 6 Great Things to Enjoy in Florida
  • Bahia Honda State Park - Make Sure You Have Plenty of Time for Fun
  • Walt Disney 'Wheels' – Steers Visitors to High-Octane Good Times
  • Pensacola Beach - Beautiful White Sand & Emerald Green Water
  • Anhinga Trail - Florida Everglades
    The Anhinga Trail is wheelchair accessible making it a great place for everyone to see birds and lots of alligators too.
    Facebook Twitter
  • Home
  • Travel Blog
  • Beaches
  • About
  • Writers & Contributors
  • Contact
  • Site Map/Search
  • Advertise