Destination guide

The friendly area of Amelia Island awaits your stay

Enjoy the history and other features of Amelia Island. Travellers 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-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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? Travellers enjoy fun activities like golfing and boating. Venture out of your cosy holiday 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 centre:

  • 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

Travellers enjoy Amelia Island for its boating. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Amelia Island

Travellers 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Amelia Island

The nearest airport is in Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), located 17 mi (27.3 km) from the city centre. 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 851 holiday lettings near Amelia Island. From 157 Houses to 561 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Amelia Island is on HomeAway.

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:

  • Dolphin's Cove: 16 holiday homes
  • Beaches: 251 holiday homes
  • Riverside: 19 holiday homes
  • Northside: 15 holiday homes
  • Southside: 71 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:

  • Palmetto Walk Shopping Village: 924 holiday lettings
  • American Beach: 993 holiday lettings
  • Fort Clinch State Park: 883 holiday lettings
  • Fernandina Little Theatre: 886 holiday lettings
  • Blue Door Artists: 889 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 157 Houses in Amelia Island. Our other popular types of Amelia Island holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 561 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 45 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 517 holiday homes with pool available in Amelia Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.