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Amelia Island State Park - Nassau County, FL
Pictures and visitor info from a trip to Amelia Island State Park located near Jacksonville in Nassau County, Florida.

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Amelia Island Park Sign
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Park Ranger Station
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4X4 Trail To Beach

Amelia Island State Park covers 200 acres of unspoiled land in Nassau County reminiscent of the "original" Florida located about twenty miles north east of downtown Jacksonville.

The park is situated at the southern tip of Amelia Island about eight miles south of Fernandina Beach or seven miles north of Little Talbot Island State Park.

To reach Amelia Island State Park with a GPS unit, either locate the attraction's name in the POI database or set it for the intersection of Hwy A1A (Buccaneer Trail) and Sanctuary Ln (Residence Ct.).

Visitors are welcome at the park from 8 AM to sundown every day of the year. The admission fee is $2 per person payable at the unmanned honor box located just before the ranger station at the park's entrance. I'd recommend bringing exact change.

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State Road A1A Bridge
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Amelia Island Beach
The most popular recreational activity at Amelia Island State Park seems to be fishing. We passed at least a dozen or two fishing rods staked in the sand with PVC pipes while walking the length of the beach. (A Florida fishing license is required.)

Some of the common fish species that can be caught or seen around the Talbot Islands include the Atlantic Spadefish, Bluefish, Fantail Mullet, Black Drum, Gafftopsail Catfish, Hardhead Catfish, Tarpon, Spotted Sea Trout, Southern Stingray, Red Drum, Striped Black Mullet, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Ladyfish, Gulf Flounder, Florida Pompano, Redfish, Jacks, Bonnet Head Shark, Black Tip Shark, and Atlantic Whiting.



 

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Sand Dunes
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No Pets On Beach
Other popular activities at this park include horseback riding on the beach, seashell hunting, kayaking, sunbathing, and wildlife viewing. Swimming is not recommended due to the strong current that passes through the Nassau Sound.

A few of the bird species that can be seen on Amelia Island are Black Skimmers, terns, bald eagles, piping plovers, and white pelicans. You may also be able to spot a Right baleen whale or two during the winter months.

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Talbot Islands Common Fish
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Trucks Allowed On Beach
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No Swimming - Strong Current
For more of my related photo galleries, click on the following links: Little Talbot Island State Park, Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival, Fernandina Shrimp Festival, Amelia Dream Cars, Crazy Fish Kayaking, JAX Museum of Science & History and the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens.

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