No reservations needed for these leisurely activities on Amelia Island! Get in touch with nature, let your young family members have fun at one of the many shady playgrounds, or comb the beach for seashells, sharks teeth, and hidden treasures.
Shark Tooth Hunting
City Parks and Playgrounds
- At Main Beach Park on the north end, there’s a fantastic playground right beside beach access. A commercial shade is pulled over the new playground and provides protection during the hot, sunny months. Lots of families like playing here before or after dinner at Salt Life or Sandbar. Mini golf is offered right in that area too.
- Central Park is the biggest park with multiple playground sets, benches and picnicking areas set beside tennis courts and sports fields. This is perfect for wiggly children who need to run off some energy before heading out to eat with their family in the historic downtown. Tall trees offer shade and coverage in many areas.
- Egan’s Creek Park off Atlantic Avenue is another fantastic spot and it overlooks the river and marsh. For it’s relatively small size, it boasts a lot of features: a giant playground structure, picnic areas, a floating dock, and adult workout stations along the park's meandering path. Many locals like to launch their kayaks and/or canoes here. Fishing is even permitted from a portion of the dock.
- A parent and child favorite is Pirate Playground, which is always shaded by an established tree canopy. Located behind the Atlantic Recreation Center, this handicapped-accessible playground was specially designed by nonprofit 8 Flags Playscapes. It has swings, a sand pit with water features, creative musical instruments, climbing elements, and themed boat items — all seeking to ignite your child’s imagination! On a hot summer day, parents can take their children to the Pirate Playground before then walking to the Recreation Center to cool off in the Atlantic Kiddie Pool!
- For those who like to take the path less travelled, these three playgrounds are all worthy destinations too: Sunrise Park, Atlantic Park and MLK, Jr. Park.