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The Amelia Island Lighthouse is considered the oldest structure on the island. First constructed in 1820 on Georgia's Cumberland Island, it was dismantled and moved in 1938 and reconstructed on Amelia Island. Construction was completed in 1839.

For those interested in a closer look, lighthouse tours are offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Tours depart from the Atlantic Recreation Center. The cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children age 12 and under.

The Amelia Island Museum of History is housed in the historic Nassau County jail and showcases some 4,000 years of Florida history, including its eight flags of occupation. The museum offers exhibits, educational lectures, walking tours and ghost tours.

233 South Third Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
(904) 261-7378


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Amelia Island Marinas and Yacht Basin

Amelia Island Yacht Basin
251 Creekside Dr
Amelia Island FL 32034
Office (904) 206-4040 • Cell (904) 753-4037
Number of Slips: 135
Located on ICW, Amelia River with access to Atlantic Ocean, Nassau Sound.

Amelia Island Yacht Basin is a full-service marina in a first-class resort island setting on one of the East Coast’s most-refined and relaxing resort islands. While your craft is pampered by our experienced service staff, you will be free to enjoy the many luxuries of our truly unique surroundings.

Amelia Island is an intoxicating blend of history, natural beauty and modern comfort. For an intimate getaway or a special event, our island offers a memorable setting for any occasion, in any season. Whether your tastes run to world-class fishing and golf or quiet evenings on a Victorian veranda, Amelia Island will surprise and delight you at every turn.

And we’re just a short distance from vibrant downtown Jacksonville and Jacksonville International Airport, with more than 200 daily arrivals and departures.

Amelia Island Yacht Basin combines spacious modern facilities, special amenities and complete attention to your nautical and personal needs. An overall outstanding service experience.

* 135 Wet Slips
* 200+ Dry Storage Slips (35’ max)
* Custom-built Wiggins forklifts to place boats in the water and back into their slips
* New fuel dock
* State-of-the-art pump-out stations
* Super service, which includes complementary hull rinsing and vessel fueling
* Ship’s store
* Bait
* High-speed internet access — wireless and DSL
* Guest laundry facilities
* Spacious bathroom and shower houses

For boat services and repairs, we feature an on-site full-service yard and parts department. Haul out facilities with a 36 ton travel lift.

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Getting to Amelia Island
Amelia is only 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport. By auto, two bridges connect Amelia Island with the mainland. From I-95, take Fernandina Beach Exit 129, turn east onto A1A and travel 15 miles, cross the Intracoastal Waterway into the heart of Amelia Island.

Visitors traveling from the south may prefer to take A1A north of Jacksonville to the Mayport auto ferry which crosses the St. Johns River, or take A1A farther north to J. Turner Butler Blvd., then north on Hwy 115 over the Dames Point Bridge. Both options continue on A1A north over Big and Little Talbot Island onto Amelia.

Amelia Island Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Golfing on Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach is a splendid pleasure, with natural surroundings, oceanfront golf courses and pristine golf resorts that challenge skilled golfers and reward those lucky enough to experience all the wonderful golfing that Amelia has to offer. Public and Private courses abound as well as Golf Lessons and Instruction from the Pros.

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