Amelia Island provides the perfect setting for people who want to be active during the day and then wind down in the evening. Temperatures reach the 90s in the summer and hover in the 60s in the winter months. Late summer ushers in the hurricane season, a consideration for any late summer early fall visit.
Amelia Island, known as the “Isle of Eight Flags”, has a varied and tumultuous past that has included Timucuan Indians, pirates, shrimpers, nobles and confederates. Early on, Fernandina Beach emerged as an important seaport; a 50 block area of homes and buildings is now preserved on the National Register of Historic Places. It is characterized by Victorian-era architecture and home to Florida’s oldest continuously operating bar, the Palace Saloon.
The historic district of Fernandina Beach provides a focal point for evening activities but also a jumping off point for adventure. Take a walking, carriage or Segway tour. Take a guided kayak tour in the Intra Coastal Waterway and view wildlife and the intricate ecosystems.