Amelia Island

Things to do in Amelia Island

While there are many things to do on Amelia Island, most travelers are here for the golf. Some of the most acclaimed modern course designers have left their stamp on the island, including Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer, Mark McCumber and Bobby Weed. One of the finest courses is the Long Point Golf Course at the Amelia Island Plantation, offering scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and salt marshes. But there are many things to do in Amelia Island when you’re not swinging away on the green. The beaches of Amelia Island are some of the finest in Florida and they are one of the last places where you can still ride horses along the surf!

Wondering what to do in Amelia Island where you can see wildlife? Kayaks are available for rental to take a serene paddle through the salt marshes of the island where you can glimpse egrets and herons. Or rent a stand-up paddleboard for an arm workout that also gets you closer to manatees, dolphins and sea turtles. Fishing boats can be chartered to take you out on the Atlantic for some morning angling. Check out the list below to find the best of what to do in Amelia Island.

When you’re not lounging on the crystal sand here, stroll around the tiny town. Built in the 19th century, it’s full of ornate, lovingly restored Victorian manses; pick up a handy free driving map with highlights from the chamber of commerce.

Grab a drink at this atmospheric 1878 saloon, with its carved mahogany bar and tin ceiling, claims to be the oldest bar in Florida.