With over 13 miles of beaches, Amelia Island has a lot to choose from when it comes time to plan your day on the beach! While many people choose to visit the beach that is closest or within walking distance of their vacation rental, we recommend spending time at a few of our different beaches to get the full Amelia Island experience.

Beaches can be accessed from a variety of beachfront parks as well as over 40 public access points. The island’s major beaches, all listed below, are accessible from developed parks, many of which have amenities such as restrooms and showers. Our list starts at the northern end of the island at Fort Clinch State Park and we work our way south to the southern tip of the island at Amelia Island State Park.

Fort Clinch State Park

Located at the northern tip of Amelia Island, Fort Clinch State Park is comprised of over 1,400 acres and has some of the Island’s most natural and secluded beaches. In addition to wide and pristine beaches, the state park is home to a historic fort, a pier for fishing, a playground, a picnic area, and also has many trails for walking and biking.

Be aware that since this is a Florida state park there is a $6 fee for vehicles and a $2 fee for bikes. The East Beach Access has a large parking area for vehicles with amenities for beachgoers.

Things to Know:

Recommended for: Families and nature lovers

Restrooms? Yes

Address: Fort Clinch East Beach Access – Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

North Beach Park

This beach is located just south of Fort Clinch State Park. You will find basic amenities such as pavilions, picnic tables, and a boardwalk that provides a quick walk to the beach. What this park lacks in amenities, it makes up for with a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. You will find convenient, but limited, roadside parking along N Fletcher Avenue.

Things to Know:

Recommended for: Anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing beach

Restrooms? No

Address: 1230 N Fletcher Ave Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Main Beach Park

Amelia Island’s most popular beach, featuring a central location close to downtown Fernandina Beach. Many guests new to the island often confuse the town of Fernandina Beach with Main Beach, Fernandina Beach isn’t actually a beach, it’s a town!

Main Beach offers an expansive park that includes sand volleyball, picnic shelters, restrooms, outdoor showers, a skate park, playground, multipurpose court, and a large grassy area. This beach also has lifeguards on duty Memorial Day through Labor Day. There are many restaurants nearby including the Salt Life Foodshack and SandBar. You will also enjoy convenient access to a putt-putt course and Riptide Watersports where you can rent beach equipment. There is a large parking lot, but we recommend arriving early to secure a spot since it usually fills up in the morning.

Things to Know:

Recommended for: Families, Anyone looking for a lively beach with activities, amenities, and restaurants.

Restrooms? Yes

Address: 32 N Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Seaside Park

Another centrally located beach, Seaside Park is located at the end of Sadler Road, adjacent to the Sadler Road Beach Access. This park offers picnic tables, pavilions, restrooms, showers, and a boardwalk to the beach.

An added bonus are multiple restaurants within walking distance, including Sliders Seaside Grill and Tortuga Jacks. The park is located at the Fletcher Avenue roundabout, right beside the Ocean Club of Amelia- a popular venue for Amelia Island weddings.

Things to Know:

Recommended for: Families, Anyone looking for a lively beach with amenities and restaurants.

Restrooms? Yes

Address: 2002 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Peters Point Beachfront Park

Less busy than Main and Seaside beaches to the north, Peters Point is known for great fishing and softer sand due to less shells. There are restrooms, indoor/outdoor shower facilities, and paved parking. Four-wheel drive vehicles can drive and park on the beach via Peters Point Road, located adjacent to the park.

Things to Know:

Recommended for: Families, anyone who wants to fish from the beach

Restrooms? Yes

Address: 4600 Peters Point Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Burney Park

Located toward the quiet southern end of the island, Burney Park allows fishing and is near the historic beach community of American Beach, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. There is a large parking area, public restrooms with showers, and a picnic area.

Things to Know:

Recommended for: Families, Anyone looking for a lively beach with activities and amenities

Restrooms? Yes

Address: 95570 Burney Blvd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Amelia Island State Park

Located at the far southern tip of the island, Amelia Island State Park has wide beaches and offers horseback rides on the beach, canoe and kayak rentals, fishing, and great wildlife sighting opportunities. There is also a beach access point for 4×4 vehicles. Similar to Fort Clinch State Park but smaller in size with fewer amenities, Amelia Island State Park is best for viewing wildlife and spending time on the beach. There is a $2 fee per person to visit the state park.

Things to Know:

Recommended for: Families, Horseback riders, Nature lovers

Restrooms? Yes- a path leads under Highway A1A to restrooms at the “On the Line Bait and Tackle Shop”

Address: State Road A1A, Jacksonville, FL 32226

Public Beach Access Points on Amelia Island

Amelia Island has over 40 public beach access points, many without parking or amenities. These access points are best for walking to the beach from your vacation rental. Some access points do have limited parking (usually less than 10 parking spots), and we’ve included these below.

All Amelia Island Public Beach Access Points:

  • Ferriera Access: #16N.  No parking.
  • North Beach Park Access: #12N.  Parking.  ADA accessibility.
  • 6th Street Access: #9N.  No parking.
  • 3rd Street Access: #6N.  No parking.
  • 1st Street Access: #4N.  No parking.
  • Dolphin Street Access: Main Beach Park.  Parking.  ADA accessibility.
  • Nassau Access: #1.  No parking.
  • Amelia Access: #2.  No parking.
  • Alabama Access: #5.  Parking.
  • New York Access: #6.  Parking.
  • Maryland Access: #8.  Parking.
  • Jasmine Access. #9.  Parking.
  • Wisconsin Access: #10.  No parking.
  • Kentucky Access: #10S.  No parking.
  • Colorado Access: #11.  No parking.
  • Jefferson Access: #13.  No parking.
  • Access #14.  No parking.
  • Madison Access: #15.  No parking.
  • Cleveland Access: #16.  No parking.
  • Roosevelt Access: #18.  No parking.
  • Seaside Park Access.  Parking.  ADA accessibility.
  • John Robas Access: #21.  No parking.
  • B Street Access: #21S.  No parking.
  • C Street Access: #22.  No parking.
  • D Street Access: #23.  No parking.
  • Askins Access: #24.  Parking.
  • Mizell Access: #25.  Parking.
  • Allen Access: #27.  Parking.
  • North Casino Access: #28.  Parking.
  • South Casino Access: #29.  Parking.
  • Simmons Access: #30.  Parking.
  • Hutchins Access: #31.  Parking.
  • Oklawaha Acess: #33.  No parking.
  • Mantanzas Access: #34.  Parking.  ADA accessibility.
  • Manatee Access: #35.  Parking.
  • Suwanee Access: #35S.  Parking.
  • Kissimmee Access: #36.  Parking.
  • Alachua Access: #37.  Parking.
  • Osceola Access: #38.  Parking.
  • Ozello Access: #39.  Parking.
  • Pasco Access: #40.  Parking.

We hope this guide gives you the information you need to have an enjoyable experience at one of Amelia Island’s beaches. If you have any questions or need help finding a rental near one of these beaches, please reach out to us. We are here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible!