Amelia Island State Park
Effective April 15, 2022: The beaches at Amelia Island State Park may be closed for nesting birds in the critical wildlife area. We apologize for the inconvenience.
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year (including 4x4 beach driving access). No after-hours access permitted.
$2 per person. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required.
Welcome to Amelia Island State Park
An easy drive from Jacksonville or Fernandina Beach, 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 Real Florida. Visitors can stroll along the beach, look for shells and sharks teeth, or watch the wildlife. Anglers can surf fish along the shoreline or wet their lines from the mile-long George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier spanning Nassau Sound.
On the Line Bait and Tackle shop is open for visitors using their walk-up window, offering a great variety of fishing bait and tackle supplies, snacks and refreshments. The interior of the shop is currently closed. The shop is open Thursday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Visitors can contact them at 904-624-7293.
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. Kelly Seahorse Ranch - the visitor service provider - offers all the horseback riding fun that guests could want. For horseback tour reservations, call 904-491-5166. Tours are given four times daily.
We welcome you to visit all seven of the parks that collectively comprise Talbot Islands State Parks: Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Little Talbot Island State Park, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park, Big Talbot Island State Park and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park.
Plan Your Visit
Beach Horseback Riding
Amelia Island State Park Photo Gallery
Birds of Amelia Island
People Make the Parks
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