Amelia Island State Recreation Area is a Florida State Park located 7 miles north of Little Talbot Island State Park on SR A1A, and 8 miles south of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida.
The park consists of 200 acres of beaches, salt marshes and coastal maritime forests. The only Florida state park that offers horseback riding on its beaches!
An easy drive from Jacksonville, Amelia Island State Park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes and coastal maritime forests provide visitors a glimpse of the original Florida. Amelia Island State Park is one of the few locations on the east coast that offers horseback riding on the beach and riding tours along the shoreline. Fishermen can surf fish along the shoreline or they can wet their lines from the mile-long George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier which spans Nassau Sound. Visitors can stroll along the beach, look for shells or watch the wildlife.
The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset year-round.
Visit all seven of the parks which collectively comprise Talbot Islands State Parks: Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Little Talbot Island State Park, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park, Big Talbot Island State Park and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park.
Amelia Island State Park Florida
Florida A1A, Jacksonville, FL 32226, United States
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year (including 4×4 beach driving access). No after-hours access permitted.
$2 per person. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required.
Suggested Equipment for Amelia Island State Park Florida:
The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.