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Amelia Island State Park

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State Road A1A North
Jacksonville, Florida 32226

(904) 251-2320

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Marsh at Amelia Island State Park with pine trees in the distance. Photo by Ann Kemp.

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Due to shorebird nesting activity, specific areas of the beach have been temporarily closed in order to provide a safe habitat for shorebirds to incubate, hatch, and fledge their young while protecting our visitors from defensive adults protecting their colony and young.  These areas of the beach will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so after our shorebirds have completed their nesting process.  Please refer to the Amelia Island State Park Beach Access Map for available recreation areas.  6/30/2014

Amelia Island Beach Access Map (PDF - 0.74KB)

 Welcome to Amelia Island State Park

An easy drive from Jacksonville, the park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes and coastal maritime forests provide visitors a glimpse of the original Florida. Amelia Island State Park is one of the few locations on the east coast that offers horseback riding on the beach and riding tours along the shoreline. Fishermen can surf fish along the shoreline or they can wet their lines from the mile-long George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier which spans Nassau Sound. Visitors can stroll along the beach,  look for shells or watch the wildlife. For horseback tour reservations, contact Kelly Seahorse Ranch at (904) 491-5166. Tours are given four times daily.

We welcome you to visit all seven of the parks which collectively comprise Talbot Islands State Parks: Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State ParkLittle Talbot Island State Park, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State ParkBig Talbot Island State Park and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park.