Amelia Island, Florida

A 13-mile-long barrier island just off the northeastern coast of Florida, Amelia Island is known for its pristine white-sand beaches and quaint town of Fernandina Beach. Stay with Inspirato at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, a sophisticated resort perched atop an oceanfront bluff. Choose from four on-site restaurants during your stay, including the AAA Five-Diamond award-winning Salt. Elsewhere on the resort grounds, enjoy an outdoor pool, 18-hole championship course, spa, and more.

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Discover Florida’s Northernmost Barrier Island

An Atlantic barrier island, Amelia Island is steeped in history and loaded with charm—not unlike its Lowcountry neighbors to the north, including St. Simons Island and Hilton Head Island. A slow, Southern pace of life means laid-back days perfect for searching for seashells and shark teeth along miles of white-sand beaches, playing a round or two of golf, observing native wildlife while horseback riding, or taking a leisurely bicycle ride among live oaks draped in Spanish moss on the island’s extensive trail system. History buffs can watch a Civil War reenactment at Fort Clinch or visit the Amelia Island Museum of History in a former community jailhouse.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
  • Average Temperature
    89°F in summer; 65°F in winter
  • Closest big city
    Jacksonville
  • Car recommended?
    Yes
  • Average Water Temperature
    80°F in summer; 61°F in winter

Destination Highlights


  • Golf

    Packing seven championship-caliber golf courses comprising a total of 117 holes into just 18 square miles, Amelia Island is a golfer’s paradise. Choose from six beautiful 18-hole courses and one nine-hole course.

  • Kayaking

    Explore the Intercoastal Waterway and northern Florida coastline by kayak for a unique perspective on Amelia Island’s ecosystem. Paddle up to nearby Cumberland Island and you may even get lucky enough to spot wild horses.

  • Palace Saloon

    Belly up to the bar at Florida’s oldest continuously operating drinking establishment. Since 1903, this nostalgic pub has been popular with island visitors—from ship captains to Rockefellers—throughout its storied history.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Amelia Island Vacation

    With the exception of a few hot weeks in July and August, Amelia Island boasts mild temperatures, with average highs in the 70s. While it does rain occasionally, you can expect lots of sunshine year-round. August and September see the most rainfall, while November is the driest. In the winter months, take advantage of drier, crisp air and comfortable temperatures.

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Map of Amelia Island

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