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Amelia Island State Park

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Address: Amelia Island, FL
Phone Number: 904 251 2320
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Hold your horses!

If you've ever wanted to ride a horse along the beach then this is the place to do it. Horse back riding and driving on the beach are both allowed in this park that covers the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2016
Dave_is_at_the_beach
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to go to Amelia Island state park as it was recommend by a coworker. I've been living in Jacksonville for 7 months and wanted to explore its surrounding beaches and state parks. Anyway, the drive was great through the scenic view of A1A. But honestly when we got there it was almost impossible to walk thru... More 

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Thank Ruth S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Don't go to this park unless you are driving in a 4WD vehicle and want to drive on very loose sand. We did not leave the parking lot as we watched a jeep try to get out of the sand while trying to pull out another vehicle. No fun!

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Thank wanderer329
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

If you've ever wanted to ride a horse along the beach then this is the place to do it. Horse back riding and driving on the beach are both allowed in this park that covers the southern tip of Amelia Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Great place for fishing, walking along soft white sand, view of the the A1A bridge and filled with dunes, saw grass behind you, beautiful blue water in front of you. We drove our 4x4 truck along the soft sandy beach and saw sand pipers, herons and pelicans. wonderful stop.

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Thank FlaCracker3
Bonifay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

This state park is well maintained, great staff to assist, answer questions, provide information! You can enjoy fishing, camping, swimming, beach activities, enjoy the fort/ history and stop along the way and view the marsh lands and light house! A great day spot, overnight or vacation with all sorts of activities for any age group!

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Thank Diana M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

We visit this area frequently in the summer. The admission is $2. The beach is 4x4 accessible, and there is usually plenty of room to drive. This park is at the Southern tip of Amelia Island. There is plenty of room to fish, picnic, and miles of beach to explore.

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1 Thank Benjamin P
Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Located at the south end of Amelia Island, the State Park admission is $2 per person. You can drive for miles on the beach (4x4), fish from the shore or a very large pier. Many picnic, swim or hike. This was a very special natural experience and highly recommended for nature lovers.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I didn't drive, but there were lots of 4-wheelers on the beach, camped out with fishing rods. I saw a guy catch a huge fish - not sure what it was - but it certainly didn't look too difficult. The surf was a bit strong, but there were nice shells to be picked around here, especially right at the tip... More 

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1 Thank D C
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is just one of the most beautiful places to see. The trails are wonderful too. We saw 4 bald eagles on our last trip. It is spectacular if it high or low tide. The oak trees in the parking lot are huge.

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Thank Angie T
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This park is child friendly. Great place for a picnic. Nice view. Clean and safe when we were there visiting.

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