13 miles of beautiful beaches, pristine waters, and fresh, sea-to-table fare are just a few reasons why Amelia Island is the perfect choice for any beach getaway. But, who says that beach vacations are reserved only for the summer? Our area’s mild, year-round weather makes the coast of northeast Florida an all-season vacation destination. We especially love fall on Amelia Island! Discover why locals call autumn Amelia Island’s “secret season” below!
When you’re ready to plan your fall getaway, request our free Amelia Island Vacation Guide. This guide is filled with local tips to help you carve out the best Amelia Island itinerary!
Top 5 Things to Do This Fall on Amelia Island
1. Enjoy a Quiet Beach
Many visitors head back home as summer turns to fall, making autumn one of the quietest seasons on Amelia Island. This season is great for relaxing on the beach. Pack a light sweater and a good read and you’re all set for a day on the beach. Plus, with 13 miles of beautiful beaches, it’s easy to find a secluded spot in the sand!
2. Explore Local Bike Trails
Fall is the perfect time to explore Amelia Island’s bike trails. From leisurely, seaside rides to a strenuous journey through Fort Clinch State Park, there’s a bike path on the island for everyone’s skill level and interest. Check out these bicycle rentals before your excursion!
3. Day Trip to Cumberland Island
Cumberland Island is a barrier island located just off the coast of Georgia. This island boasts 17 miles of shoreline, enchanting maritime forests, and even wild horses! Those staying on Amelia Island can visit the island via a ferry ride. Some of the sunset cruises on Amelia Island also pass by the island for easy viewing!
Be sure to book your ferry or cruise tickets in advance, as they tend to sell out quickly!
4. Amelia Island Jazz Festival
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is one of the island’s most popular annual activities. Each October, locals and visitors alike join us on the island for performances by talented jazz musicians. This year’s festival is set to take place from Oct. 3-10, 2021.
There will be a free concert in the park on Oct.3, 2021, to kick off the festival. On the last day, there’s a Dixie Land Brunch!
5. Foar from Home Celebration & Bon Voyage
If you’re visiting in November, join us for the Foar from Home Community Celebration and Bon Voyage. This day-long affair includes live music and celebration as a “Bon voyage!” to four U.S. veterans who will row across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua!
Fall in Love with The Addison on Amelia Island
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather on Amelia Island at The Addison. Our bed and breakfast, located in downtown Fernandina Beach, is the perfect place to soak up the season. Here, you can taste fall flavors in our house-made breakfast or enjoy the weather from your room’s private patio. Plus, our bed and breakfast is nearby all the best seasonal activities. Browse our rooms to start daydreaming about your stay!
Ready to experience fall on Amelia Island? Check our availability to start planning your trip!