An easy drive from Jacksonville, the park protects more than 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.
Horses rest in their stables at the Kelly Seahorse Ranch, waiting for the next set of beach riders. Amelia Island is the only Florida state park that offers horseback riding on its beaches.
Riding the beach at Amelia Island has been a favorite pastime of visitors for years. Today, Kelly Seahorse Ranch - the visitor service provider - offers all the horseback riding fun that guests could want.
At the northern end of the George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier, in Amelia Island State Park, stands the Nassau Sound Bait and Tackle. Visitor Service Providers, such as the Bait and Tackle, help parks offer the best in outdoor recreation to visitors.
Sea turtles are special summer visitors to many of Florida's shores. Female turtles come ashore to nest and return to the water after laying their eggs. The newly-hatched young follow 50-70 days later. Please follow posted rules concerning turtles, and if fortunate enough to see a nesting species, please do not disturb them or their nests.