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Amelia Island State Park

Address: Amelia Island, FL
Phone Number: 904 251 2320
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Ranked #12 of 19 Attractions in Amelia Island
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors

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Jacksonville, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was really fun to take our truck out on the sand. We went during the week, and we were basically the only people on the beach! There are a lot of shells on the beach, but the sand is still nice. Be sure to bring small quantities of cash with you to pay the entrance fee in case the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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462 attraction reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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273 reviews 273 reviews
86 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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