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Amelia Island Lighthouse

1 Lighthouse Lane, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL
904-261-3248
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Ranked #30 of 31 attractions in Amelia Island
Type: Lighthouses, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Amelia Island Light is located on the highest bluff on Amelia Island overlooking Egan's Creek and Ft. Clinch State Park and further east, the... more »
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Rochester, New York
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1,250 reviews 1,250 reviews
375 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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221 reviews 221 reviews
67 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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San Diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I enjoy traveling and seeing the different lighthouses. We saw this one from across the inlet from Fort Clinch State Park. We then had fun trying to find the place, we did. Yes you can go in but, it is still a nice Lighthouse. I went to the Historical Society at the Amelia Island Lighthouse and got a stamp for... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Amelia Island Lighthouse makes for nice photos. It is a working lighthouse so you cannot go inside or walk around it freely.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Not open enough to be considered an attraction. I don't know what else to say. Why do I need to say 100 characters about something that I couldn't even go to?

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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Be aware that viewing times are very limited, but I'm hooked on lighthouses and even though we couldn't climb up to the top, just to stand next to it and absorb the experience was well worth the drive!

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Royston, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It was in a locked fence and Cannot drive to it. Was able to drive up to the gate that was locked get out and take a picture.

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