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Located just 35 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, Amelia Island and historic Fernandina Beach is an island, 13 mile long and 2 miles wide, situtated just off the northeastern tip of Florida. Picturesque parks and preserves comprise about10% of Amelia Island, which is surrounded by Appalachian quartz beaches and framed with dunes, some as high as 40 feet.

Two bridges connect Amelia Island with the mainland.

To the Island's Southern Tip:
Take A1A north of Jacksonville to the Mayport auto ferry which traverses the St. John's River. Or, take A1A north to J. Turner Butler Blvd., then north on 115 straight over the Dames Point Bridge. Both continue on A1A north over Big and Little Talbot Islands onto Amelia.

To Island Center:
Take I-95 to Fernandina Beach exit 129, turn east onto A1A., travel 15 miles and cross the Intracoastal Waterway into the heart of Amelia Island.

Year-round temperatures:
High 78   Low 60
High 89   Low 47
High 78   Low 63
High 68   Low 47