Outdoor Activities

Offering 13 miles of amazing beaches, abundant native wildlife and many other activities, Amelia Island is a great destination for lovers of the outdoors

Looking for an Amelia Island beach access with lots of amenities and a boardwalk to stroll? Then head to Fernandina’s Main Beach Park located at Atlantic and South Fletcher.

Location: Amelia Island, FL

An easy drive from Jacksonville or Fernandina Beach, the park protects over 200 acres of unspoiled wilderness along the southern tip of Amelia Island. Beautiful beaches, salt marshes and coastal maritime forests provide visitors a glimpse of the Real Florida.

Location: State Road A1A, Jacksonville, FL

Join one of our naturalists and explore the natural wonders of Amelia Island! Florida. Stop by the fully stocked retail shop, complete with top-of-the-line binoculars and field guides, to fulfill all your exploring needs.

Location: 26 Amelia Village Cir, Fernandina Beach, FL

Phone: 904-321-5082

Visitors to Amelia Island frequently ask if they can watch turtles nest or watch hatchlings come out of the nest. Only on a very rare occasion can people witness either of these remarkable events.

Location: Fernandina Beach, FL

Phone: 904-515-0440

The Amelia Island Trail travels over 7 miles between Peters Point County Park to the south end of the A1A/McArthur-Fishler Bridge (all located on the southern half of Amelia Island, Florida), where it connects to Big Talbot Island.

Location: Amelia Island, FL

A natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching and photography.

Location: State Road A1A North, Jacksonville, FL

A protected area of over 300 acres that runs north to south along Egans Creek, the Greenway was opened for public use in the summer of 2000 as an undeveloped park for passive recreational use.

Location: Amelia Island, FL

History meets nature at Fort Clinch State Park. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover or a bit of both, enjoy exploring the unique natural and historic resources of this pristine park.

Location: 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach

Phone: 904-277-7274

Give your loved ones the ultimate beach vacation experience with Happy Trails Walkers LLC’s 1-hour Beach Horseback Rides.

Location: 4600 Peters Point Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL

Phone: 904-557-3126

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and educational experiences.

Location: 370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville, FL

Phone: 904-757-4463

Kelly Seahorse Ranch is the only state-endorsed horse ranch located on the beach in the entire state of Florida offering the romance of beach horseback riding – all year long!

Location: 9500 1st Coast Hwy, Fernandina Beach, FL

Phone: 904-491-5166

Ancient dunes, pristine beaches and a secluded barrier island.

Location: 12157 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL

8 Flags Playscapes, Inc. is a non-profit grass-roots community organization dedicated to building places where playing is fun for everyone.

Location: 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Amelia Island, FL

The St. Johns River Ferry is a car and passenger ferry that connects the north and south ends of Florida State Road A1A in Duval County, linking Mayport Village and Fort George Island via a pleasant sail across the St. Johns River.

Location: 4610 Ocean St, Atlantic Beach, FL

Phone: 904-241-9969

These in-depth tours bring you face-to-face with the animals and people of White Oak’s conservation programs. The tours are led by wildlife experts, who introduce guests to our conservation programs, facilities, and some of the 32 species that call White Oak home, including rhino, giraffe, okapi, and cheetah.

Location: 581705 White Oak Road | Yulee, FL 32097

Phone: 904-225-3200