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Amelia Island State Park

Amelia Island, FL
904 251 2320
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Ranked #17 of 31 Attractions in Amelia Island
Type: State Parks, Beaches
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Amelia Island State Park is located at the extreme southern end of the island. It is an isolated, quiet park with long stretches of white sandy surf and hilly dunes. As others here have suggested, this is not a place where you would want to swim. Rather, it is a great place to stroll along and look for shells, or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very nice clean beaches, lots of antique shops as you are going to the beach. Beaches are not crowded and perfect for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There were only a few people the day we went and we had a mile or so of beach to ourselves at times. Saw some people on horses and a few boaters and fishermen but overall very peaceful and pretty and a great beach for walking for miles and miles. It was my favorite beach of amelia island.

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The beach may be average; but, the shells on the beach are not crushed, broken, and plenty of them. I gathered over 50 whole shells with deep colors of black, brown, multi-brown, and white. This is not a swimming beach. The beach is suited more for fisherman and beach walking.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I went to the park for the horse riding. After the horse riding, I did a couple hours hiking along the beach. It was a windy and cloudy that day, but it gives me a breathtaking feeling. You feel like you own the island by yourself. Enjoyed every minute walking there.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The state park is preserved with trials and a beautiful beach. We spent a few hours here. It is well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The six mile round trip hiking and biking trail is wonderful. You'll need good off road bikes though, the trail is unpaved and while fairly level there are numerous tree roots and rough spots that require agility and experience to prevent an accident. We hiked the trail and enjoyed the vegetation and wild life. We did see gators in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It never hurts to do a little research before you head out and find yourself disappointed. I was looking for a neat place to take pictures of birds and seascape, so this area was worth a couple of hours. Even without a 4x4 w saw we needed to see. This would not be our first choice for a family outing,... More

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Lawrenceville, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I disagree with an earlier reviewer, who was apparently at Amelia Island State Park the same weekend we were. We were in a 4x4, and we explored all sections of the park until we found the white sand area, with waves - you have to drive past the protected, waveless inlet where the brown sand is to get there. Almost... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We spent one day in Jackaonville and were looking forward to visit the Amelia and Talbot State Parks. You can drive with your 4WD along the beach, there are only few people sun burning and fishing, even on labor day. We couldn't figure what is so special here. Had seen nicer beaches for no money.

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