pier extending out over the ocean at dusk

Explore the Piers Around Amelia Island

An Amelia Island adventure is wonderful for family outings with a focus on time spent in the great outdoors. When you’re here, you’ll quickly discover you’re within easy reach of some charming piers where you can make the most of the sunshine in good company. Whether you’re looking forward to an afternoon of fishing, can’t wait to walk and watch for wildlife, or need a picturesque place for photos, the many piers around Amelia Island are sure to inspire. The following are a few to check out the next time you’re here. 

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Enjoy the Pier at George Crady Bridge 

The pier at George Crady Bridge is a top fishing spot in the area with good reason. From the pier and bridge, you have a great chance of reeling in everything from spotted seatrout and tarpon to flounder, redfish, and whiting. The bridge is open all day every day of the year and is pedestrian exclusive, so you won’t have to worry about traffic. If your plans have you casting a line, you’ll be delighted to find there’s a tackle shop nearby where you can easily stock up on the essentials. If you’re a wildlife enthusiast this is a prime place to spot sea turtles, black tip sharks, and bottlenose dolphins as well. A trip to the pier is also an inviting opportunity to pair your visit with kayaking or enjoying time on the surrounding sand.  

Check Out the Pier at Fort Clinch State Park 

Yet another wonderful destination to add to your itinerary when you want to enjoy every pier in the area is the pier at Fort Clinch State Park. The pier here offers up gorgeous views and anglers will find robust populations of sheepshead, black drum, flounder, and redfish in the waters below. The pier spans a half a mile out over the water and is accessible daily between 8:00 am and sundown. There’s a $6 fee to park here but it’s worth the investment for the memories you’re sure to make. 

Fernandina Beach Pier 

Travelers heading to Amelia Island can also enjoy time at the Fernandina Beach Pier when they’re in town. Located at 95001 Goffinsville Road, this charming pier is situated within a welcoming public park that also hosts a boat ramp. Come for the view and stay for a picnic too! 

What to Pack for Your Outing 

When you’re looking to fish off the piers in and around Amelia Island, it’s important to have everything you need in place. A rod and bait are essential while it’s always recommended to bring your own comfortable chair as piers aren’t always outfitted with sitting areas. A cooler is a great addition to your lineup for keeping your catch fresh and a sun hat is a must in sunny Florida.  

Recharge in Style at The Addison on Amelia Island 

Take time to unwind in Florida and when you book your stay, be sure you’re settling in at The Addison on Amelia. Here, you can count on luxury, comfort, and impeccable style standards being a seamless part of the experience. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your next Amelia Island adventure. 

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