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About Amelia Island

Clear, blue waves wash over the golden sands that line the shores of Amelia Island, Florida. This barrier island is much more than just a pretty destination, though. It is a vacation spot that is deeply rooted in history, boasts a flair for luxury, and has many activities and attractions for all visitors to enjoy. Amelia Island vacation rentals offer the comforts of home with an oceanfront view.

Climate

Amelia Island is known for having pleasant temperatures all year long and sunny skies that warm vacationers. During the summer, temperatures soar into the 90s F. Cooling sea breezes and refreshing ocean waters keep everyone comfortable when outside. Periods of rain in the afternoon are common but brief and the heat dries everything quickly. Winter months are drier and cooler with temperatures averaging in the mid-60s. This weather attracts snowbirds and is the ideal time to visit if you’re looking for an active getaway. The time of year you visit may have little impact on the particular Amelia Island vacation rentals you can choose from, but it will allow you to prepare for what kind of weather to expect.

Neighborhoods

Fernandina Beach and Amelia City are the two main spots to look for Amelia Island rentals for your stay. The lively downtown area of the island can be found in Fernandina Beach situated at the northern tip of the island. Here, you can explore the Amelia Island Historic District, wander the Artrageous Artwalk and tour the beautiful beaches. You’ll also find a lot of great dining options at this end where hot spots like Timoti’s Seafood Shack, Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro and La Mancha. Charming, Floridian homes can be found for rent here if you want to be close to the action. At the southern end is Amelia City where you’ll find lots of beach rentals and a quiet natural beauty. Bask in the sun here or explore Amelia Island State Park.

Things to Do

While the main attraction for many is the 13 miles of uncrowded beaches, Amelia Island has more to do than just sunbathing. Fort Clinch State Park is a favorite among visitors looking to combine historic attractions with recreational activities surrounded by the area’s natural beauty. Here, stroll and swim along the park’s 3-mile shoreline, cast a line off the fishing pier and view native wildlife before exploring the fort’s grounds and galleries that serve as a reminder of the Civil War. At Omni Amelia Island Plantation enjoy championship ...

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