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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. Fishermen can surf fish along the shoreline or they can wet their lines from the mile-long George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier spanning Nassau Sound. On the Line Bait and Tackle Shop is now officially open for visitors, offering a great variety of fishing bait and tackle supplies, snacks, and refreshments. They are open Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and are closed on Tuesdays. 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. Today, Kelly Seahorse Ranch – the visitor service provider – offers all the horseback riding fun that guests could want. For horseback tour reservations, contact Kelly Seahorse Ranch at 904-491-5166. Tours are given four times daily.
The beach is open year-round, 8 am to sundown. There is a $2 per-person fee to use the park. Bring cash as you will be required to use the honor box.