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Amelia Island State Park

 About Amelia Island State Park

White sand dunes along shoreline at Amelia Island State Park.


Robert Joseph


Visit Amelia Island State Park this spring and enjoy the ocean breezes along one of the most scenic shorelines in north Florida. Located where Nassau Sound meets the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Island State Park offers visitors incredible recreational opportunities in a picturesque natural setting. The point at the southern tip of Amelia Island provides a stunning panorama of land and sea.  If you really want an exceptional beach experience, visit Kelly’s Seahorse Ranch and take a beach tour by horseback!


While enjoying Amelia Island, please remember that bird nesting season starts April 1st and sea turtle nesting season starts May 1st. By following posted signs we can safeguard our valuable natural resources and enhance future recreational opportunities.  Drivers are reminded to stay in designated areas away from sensitive habitat and critical wildlife zones.


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  • Amelia Island State Park is located seven miles north of Little Talbot Island State Park on State Road A1A, or 8 miles south of Fernandina Beach.




  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Amelia Island State Park, though the area owners can take their pet is limited.  Many areas of the park are marked as sensitive areas which are shielding critical zones for wildlife and dune formation.  Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and cannot be left unattended for more than half an hour.  Dogs are not permitted on beaches, shorelines, boardwalks, or the George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier.