Destination guide

The friendly area of Amelia Island awaits your stay

Enjoy the history and other features of Amelia Island. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the island views, beaches and seaside. Big Talbot Island State Park and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Amelia Island

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like golfing and boating. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Amelia Island has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Island Falls Golf (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Fernandina Beach Golf Club (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Club at Osprey Cove (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Laurel Island Links (16.2 mi / 26 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Amelia Island

Travelers enjoy Amelia Island for its boating. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Amelia Island

Travelers love Amelia Island for its island views and breathtaking sunrises. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Amelia Island is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Big Talbot Island State Park (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Peters Point Beach Front Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • American Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Pumpkin Hill Creek Reserve State Park (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Amelia Island

The nearest airport is in Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), located 17 mi (27.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Jacksonville, FL (CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig), which is 20.9 mi (33.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Amelia Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 908 holiday lettings near Amelia Island. From 203 Houses to 563 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Amelia Island area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Amelia Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Amelia Island:

  • Southside: 81 holiday homes
  • Northside: 21 holiday homes
  • Westside: 38 holiday homes
  • Northwest: 42 holiday homes
  • Arlington: 52 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Amelia Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Amelia Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Fort Clinch State Park: 962 holiday lettings
  • Fernandina Little Theatre: 966 holiday lettings
  • Blue Door Artists: 965 holiday lettings
  • Plantation Artists' Guild & Gallery: 1,157 holiday lettings
  • Palmetto Walk Shopping Village: 1,003 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Amelia Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Amelia Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 203 Houses in Amelia Island. Our other popular types of Amelia Island holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 563 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 49 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 17 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Amelia Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 690 holiday homes with pool available in Amelia Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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