How to Experience the Amelia Island Sunrise

If you’re looking for an amazing way to start your day, you need to experience the Amelia Island sunrise. This beautiful island is located in Northeast Florida and offers stunning views of the sun as it rises over the horizon. There are many great spots on Amelia Island where you can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing sunrise. Here are some of our favorite ways to experience this incredible phenomenon! 

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Where to Watch the Amelia Island Sunrise

Fort Clinch State Park

One of the best ways to watch the Amelia Island sunrise is from Fort Clinch State Park. This park offers stunning views of the Amelia River and the Atlantic Ocean. You can also see some of Amelia Island’s historic landmarks, like the Amelia Pier and Fort Clinch itself. The best time to visit Fort Clinch for a sunrise is early in the morning before the park gets too busy. 

Amelia Island Lighthouse

If you’re looking for a more unique Amelia Island sunrise experience, we recommend heading to Amelia Island Lighthouse. This iconic lighthouse is located on the northern tip of Amelia Island and offers beautiful 360-degree views of the surrounding area. You can also climb to the top of the lighthouse for an even better view of the sunrise. Just make sure to get there early, as the Amelia Island Lighthouse gets very popular during the day. 


If you’re looking for a truly unique way to experience the Amelia Island sunrise, we recommend watching it from a kayak on the Amelia River. This is one of the most peaceful and beautiful ways to see the sunrise, and it’s a great way to get some exercise too. Just make sure to get up early so you can enjoy the Amelia River in all its glory. If you didn’t bring kayaks with you, you can rent them from local kayak renters like Amelia Island Kayak! 

Enjoy the Amelia Island Sunrise from the Addison on Amelia Island!Courtyard at The Addison on Amelia Island

If you’re not enough of an early bird to get up with enough time to travel someone before the sunrise you can enjoy the orange and pink painted sky from the Addison on Amelia Island’s courtyard! Afterwards, enjoy a delicious breakfast homemade with fresh and local ingredients. No matter how you choose to experience it, watching the Amelia Island sunrise is an unforgettable experience. So, make sure to add it to your Amelia Island itinerary and enjoy a beautiful Florida morning! Browse our accommodations, check availability, and book your stay today!