Seasonal Closures in Effect due to Shorebird Nesting: Temporary seasonal closures of beach areas at the southeast point of the park are in effect due to shorebird nesting activity. Visitors are asked to obey posted closures to ensure the success of...
Family on Amelia Island beach
Beach Riding at Sunset
Horseback Riding on Beach
Amelia Island Aerial
Father and Son Fishing
Stunning Sunset over Nassau Sound
Gopher Tortoise on beach
Egret in Pond
A family enjoys the beach on Amelia Island.
Several equestrian riders enjoy the sunset along the ocean.
Several visitors enjoy a guided horseback tour along the shoreline.
An aerial view of Amelia Island State Park with a strip of white sandy beach bordered by a full maritime hammock with tidal marsh in the background.
A father and son fish along the shore while two horseback riders ride into the sunset on the beach.
Photo of the sun setting over the water.
A gopher tortoise crawls in the sand along the beach.
A wading bird forages for food in a small pond.

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Amelia Island State Park

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. 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 and sharks teeth 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 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.

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Amelia Island State Park is featured in the Firsthand Florida Fun blog. Experience the park through the video and photos of Erika Z. See all the blog posts here.


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