Couple sitting on the beach in the winter.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Amelia Island in the Winter

Freezing temperatures and fewer daylight hours are a couple of the most dreaded elements of winter. This year, cure your winter blues with a trip to the beach! Winter on Amelia Island boasts sunshine and mild temperatures, making it the perfect escape from the cold weather that plagues most of the United States during this season. Aside from comfortable weather, our area also offers fantastic restaurants, shops, celebrations, and more during this season. Continue reading for more information on our favorite things about Amelia Island in the winter! 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Amelia Island Vacation Guide. This planning tool contains local insight into the best things to do when you visit Amelia Island during any time of year! 

5 of the Best Things About Winter on Amelia Island 

1. Mild Temperatures 

Northeast Florida is one of the most comfortable winter vacation destinations. High temperatures during this season stay in the mid-60s, while low temperatures rarely dip below 45°F. Our mild winter weather is the top reason visitors from all over the United States visit Amelia Island during this season! 

2. Fewer Crowds 

Like most beach destinations, the most popular time to visit Amelia Island is spring and summer. When you stay in the winter, you can enjoy the shops and restaurants of Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach without the crowds. It’s also a great time of year to enjoy secluded nature trails at Fort Clinch State Park!  

3. Holiday Celebrations 

Who says you need snow to get into the holiday spirit? Some of our favorite Amelia Island events take place during the winter. Visit Amelia Island in early December to attend local Christmas celebrations like Dickens on Centre and the Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach’s Holiday Home Tour.  

4. Specials & Packages 

Each January, the Addison on Amelia Island hosts a 3-day-long cheesemaking class. This package includes cheesemaking instruction, breakfast each morning at the inn, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and an evening social hour on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.    

A wine and cheese tasting Saturday evening before dining at Burlingame Restaurant, a pizza-making class, and a craft brew tasting at First Love Brewing Monday before departure is also included in this experience. 

5. Stay at the Addison on Amelia Island 

Are you ready to experience winter on Amelia Island? Now that you know the best things to do, it’s time to find the perfect place to stay. Look no further than the Addison on Amelia Island! Our Fernandina Beach B&B offers charming accommodations, daily breakfast and happy hour, and a convenient location in the heart of Fernandina Beach’s historic district.  

Room 10 at The Addison on Amelia Island

Check our availability to start planning your winter getaway to Amelia Island!