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The Sea Islands, Amelia is the southernmost island.

Amelia Island is one of the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands that stretches along the east coast of the United States from South Carolina to Florida. It is 13 miles (21 km) long and approximately 4 miles (6 km) wide at its widest point. Amelia Island is situated south of Cumberland Island, Georgia, off the coast of Florida in Nassau County. Fernandina Beach and Amelia City are both located on the island. Down Town Amelia Island is a very old part of the Island.

It is host to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, the Amelia Island Film Festival, and the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Amelia Island was the main filming location for the 2002 John Sayles directed film Sunshine State.

History

Known as the "Isle of Eight Flags", it has had the following flags flown over it since 1562: France, Spain, Great Britain, Spain (again), the Patriots of Amelia Island, the Green Cross of Florida, Mexico, the Confederate States of America, and the United States.[1] In colonial history, it became known for an episode called the Amelia Island Affair. Amelia Island was the final location of Santa Catalina de Guale, the main mission of Spanish Florida to the Guale chiefdom.

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Coordinates: 30°36′56″N 81°27′14″W / 30.61556°N 81.45389°W / 30.61556; -81.45389

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Amelia Island is a city in Florida.

  • Hoyt House Inn, 804 Atlantic Avenue, 800-432-2085 (), [1]. A magnificently restored 1905 Queen Anne Historic Mansion with 10 luxurious rooms, heated pool and spa, near fine dining, the beaches, and everything historic.  edit
  • The Amelia Island Williams House, 103 S. 9th St. Amelia Island, FL (take the Amelis Island exit off I-95), (800) 414-9258, [2]. checkin: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.; checkout: 11 a.m.. The Williams House Bed & Breakfast is one of Amelia Island’s grandest historic homes. Romance, relaxation and history combine at this southern Victorian inn, a classic antebellum mansion built in 1856. The Inn is surrounded by fine dining, shopping and the historic district of Fernandina Beach which is bordered by the intercoastal waterway on the left and just steps away from the grand Atlantic Ocean on the right. $195-$275.  edit
  • Amelia Hotel at the Beach, 1997 S. Fletcher Ave. (I-95 to exit 373. Go east about 12 miles then right on Sadler. Dead end at hotel on left.), 877-263-5428, [3]. checkin: 4:00 PM; checkout: 11:00 AM. Amelia Hotel at the Beach is a locally owned and operated boutique-style hotel centrally located on beautiful Amelia Island, FL. Come experience a fantastic beach getaway in one of our newly renovated spacious guest rooms. We even offer some with balconies and ocean views. All of our guest room stays include free hot continental breakfast, free WiFi, free local phone calls and free parking. Hotel amenities include outdoor pool, beach access, interior corridors, fitness room, in-room microwave & mini-fridge, in-room coffee, and in-room hairdryer. Enjoy our area's true southern hospitality with a stay at Amelia Hotel at the Beach. Email us at info@ameliahotel.com  edit
  • Ameilia Island Ocean View Condo, [4]. Great summer or winter rental; clean, convenient, and affordable. Second floor nicely furnished condo, with 2 bedrooms and 1 recently remodeled bath with walk in shower. The condo is located on S. Fletcher Ave across the street from the beautiful beach. Well-equipped kitchen, living room/dining room that is clean and comfortable. Condo is centrally located and is convenient to historic downtown Fernandina Beach, and other Island attractions. Shopping, dining, and outdoor activities nearby. Large furnished deck allows for outdoor dining. Outdoor shower available for after-beach clean up. 80$/night.  edit
  • Residence Inn Amelia Island Florida Hotel, 2301 Sadler Road (Fernandina Beach, Florida , 32034), 904-277-2440, [5]. Residence Inn Amelia Island is a new Amelia Island hotel in Fernandina Beach, Florida with suite lodging located within walking distance to the beach and ocean front restaurants.  edit
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