Regularly featuring in lists of the best islands in North America, Amelia has a fascinating history for such a small island and one that belies its quaint present-day charms. Once a haven for pirates and noblemen, the island has been captured many times, hence the nickname ‘the isle of eight flags’ and has the striking Fort Clinch to show for it. The island is now home to a number of luxury resorts and some fantastic antique guesthouses that are in a variety of locations as well so if you are looking for a beachside villa or a city-centre hotel you will find what you are looking for. Amelia has a remarkable 13-mile long beach which has horses available to rent and numerous places to rent sun loungers and other requirements for a day at the beach. If you enjoy water-based fun then Fernandina Beach is for you, it is possible to arrange day-excursions and fishing trips from here, the deep-sea fishing being very popular as well as scuba diving. If you are not so keen on the water then there are many parks to explore with Fort George Island State Park being the most interesting.
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