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Amelia Island Lighthouse

Address: 1 Lighthouse Lane, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL
Phone Number: 904-261-3248
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Ranked #19 of 20 Attractions in Amelia Island
Type: Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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1,586 reviews 1,586 reviews
483 attraction reviews
489 helpful votes 489 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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273 reviews 273 reviews
84 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 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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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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