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Your Guide to the Best Beaches on Amelia Island

When Amelia Island visitors are in the mood to make the most of their time on the shoreline, the options are vast and endlessly appealing! Boasting 13 miles of pristine coastline, Amelia Island has no shortage of beautiful beaches to explore! Spend the day lounging by the water, take up paddleboarding, or ride the waves on your surfboard. The beaches even have horseback riding! When staying at The Addison on Amelia Island, you’re only minutes away from a beach like no other. Discover a few of our favorite things to do on Amelia Island beaches below. For even more local information on how to spend your days by the shore, request our free Amelia Island Vacation Guide!

The Most Popular Area Beaches to Check Out

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1. Seaside Beach

Travelers who make their way to Seaside Beach will find themselves in an area often deemed the most beautiful of all the beaches Amelia Island boasts. This stretch of shorelines is impeccably maintained and offers up sweeping waterfront views. It’s also dotted with picnic tables and local concessions as well as easy access to a covered boardwalk if you’re looking to savor the sights and stroll your way through a sunny beach day.

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2. Main Beach

One of the most well-known and popular beaches to enjoy on Amelia Island is Main Beach. This is a fun, welcoming, and vibrant beach where guests can enjoy sunbathing, sand volleyball, skating, or taking time to sprawl out on nearby grassy areas too. Shelling is a popular activity to enjoy at Main Beach while the water beckons to those who are excited to spend time kayaking swimming, and paddleboarding as well. 

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3. Amelia Island State Park

Head over to Amelia Island State Park, one of the area’s most scenic state parks, first where you’ll find fun and scenery that’s sure to inspire everyone in your traveling crew. While the bike trails are tantalizing here, it’s the beaches that are bound to bring you back time and again. From your spot on the sand, you can watch the waves roll in, make the most of birding, or savor the sights of adventurous visitors enjoying watersports as well. It’s also a wonderful place for a beach picnic if you’re in the mood to make your stop more delicious from start to finish.

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4. Fort Clinch State Park

When you’re looking for a beach day on Amelia Island that’s rich in history and a bit more off-the-beaten-path, don’t overlook some time enjoyed at Fort Clinch State Park. The beaches here are breathtaking and offer up stunning Atlantic coast views everywhere you look. They tend to be less crowded than places like Main Beach, with opportunities to enjoy swimming, surfing, shelling, and fishing at your very own pace.

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Beach Amenities Offered at The Addison on Amelia Island

Getting out and exploring Amelia Island beaches is always a treat for travelers, and we can help you prepare for your beach needs. When you’re looking forward to time on the sand, we got you covered, here are some of the amenities we have to offer during your stay:

  • Beach chairs.
  • Beach games.
  • Beach umbrellas.
  • Coolers.
  • Towels.

Another helpful item to bring to the beach is an eco-friendly sunscreen as a way to protect the marine environment you’ll encounter when you go for a swim. Those travelers who have booked a stay at The Addison on Amelia can also enjoy a reusable bottle as a way to keep hydration a priority as well as the surrounding beauty of nature! 

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Our Amelia Island B&B is located less than two miles from the beach, so it’s easy to spend each day of your getaway by the water’s edge. Ride one of our complimentary rental bikes, take a short bus ride, hop in a car, or enjoy a leisurely walk. No matter how you get to the beach, you’ll be there in no time! Our guests can also enjoy complimentary beach supplies like coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels.