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Amelia Island Lighthouse

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Address: 1 Lighthouse Lane, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL
Phone Number: 904-261-3248

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Where is it?

Are you sure this address is correct? The lighthouse is terribly hard to find. My fiance and I could not find the location with the address provided. Perhaps someone who has been... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Are you sure this address is correct? The lighthouse is terribly hard to find. My fiance and I could not find the location with the address provided. Perhaps someone who has been can provide cross streets or landmarks for others?

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Lexington, Kentucky
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We drove by the lighthouse and there was a closed chain link fence across the drive to the lighthouse. It did not appear that they were open to the public.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This lighthouse is battened in by a number of adult trees in a residential area. As we were backing out of the locked drive to the lighthouse the homeowner directly behind the lighthouse offered her yard for our photographic excursion. (How blessed we were!!!) Across the salt marsh from the road to Ft. Clinch we were blessed with the play... More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

So we went on the great hunt to find this lighthouse. After maneuvering through some residential areas, we found this beautiful lighthouse hidden behind some houses and guarded by a gate. Why oh why can't we get closer...

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middle tenn
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We finally found a way through a residential neighborhood, up a one way lane, only to find a locked gate! Was able to snag one good photo.....didn't realize it is on Coast Guard land and not open to the public. It is pretty though....

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Rochester, New York
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1,628 reviews 1,628 reviews
490 attraction reviews
507 helpful votes 507 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Amelia Island Lighthouse sits on private property, and is not directly accessible to visitor’s walking routes. It is visible from parts of the Fort Click road, as well as from the path along the Greenway. It is scenic, but I wouldn’t say that it is any more attractive than any other lighthouse, especially since you cannot really approach the... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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290 reviews 290 reviews
91 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We drove to find the lighthouse, following signs and you come to a gated area that contains the lighthouse. Says Coast Guard controls it and if you want your passport stamped go to the museum in town. Dumb. I could barely get a picture through the trees. If this is used for some national security reason then it should be... More 

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Orange City, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We decided to go see the lighthouse Memorial Day weekend, boy were we surprised. The gates were locked, no access for a decent picture. There are a lot of trees by the entrance which made it impossible for a clear shot!!! Very disappointed!!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Comanaged by Coastguard,volunteers, owed by city. I got to climb this wonderful lighthouse. Amazing job restoring. Loved climbing the stone stairs. Great view from the top

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

You can't actually go into this lighthouse, or even walk around outside it for that matter, but I got some good photos of it.

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