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The Weather in Amelia Island
The above is a climate diagram for Amelia Island. In the next 6 months, June will have higher average temperatures. No heat wave is expected in January, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 46° low.
Enjoy paradise from the comfort of an Amelia Island vacation rental
Amelia Island, situated on Florida's north-east coastline, allows you to eat, play, explore, and relax like you've never done before.
Getting to Amelia Island
With easy access by plane or car, getting to your vacation rental on Amelia Island is a breeze. The island is located just 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), which offers a variety of car rental services to get you to your Amelia Island vacation home. If you prefer to make the entire journey by car, you can take I-95 to Exit 373, which brings you close to one of the two bridges that connect the island to the Florida mainland.
Seafood and more on Amelia Island
With over 90 restaurants and eating establishments on the island, all the guests in your Amelia Island vacation rental will find something to love. Naturally, the island is home to numerous seafood restaurants, such as the Marina Seafood Restaurant, which has been dubbed the "best of the best" in seafood on the island.
But if fish isn't really your thing, don't worry. At Sandy Bottoms, you can order everything from burgers to pizza, all while enjoying the beautiful oceanfront location. For even more pizza options, try Moon River Pizza, voted "best of the best" in pizza.
Summer year-round on Amelia Island
Amelia Island boasts warm weather all year long. Indeed, temperatures are above 70°F for most of the year. The hottest month is July, with an average temperature of 91°F. Even in January, typically the coolest month of the year on the island, the temperature averages at a pleasant 63°F. Monthly precipitation is generally between 3 and 6 inches.
So much to to on Amelia Island
When you stay in your vacation rental on Amelia Island, you will find yourself surrounded by incredible things to see and do. Of course, one of the island's main attractions is its 13 miles of beautiful beaches that look out over the Atlantic Ocean, perfect for sunbathing or just relaxing in the sand. However, for those who prefer a little more fast-paced fun, then there are many recreational activities available at the beach. Kayaking, speed boating, horseback riding, and jet-skiing are just a few of your options. You can even do a tandem skydive over the ocean, if you really want an adrenalin rush!
Apart from the beaches, there are many other outdoor activities to enjoy during a trip to Amelia Island. The area is home to several parks, including Egan's Creek Greenway and Amelia Island State Park, where you can hike or bike along countless trails. Of particular note is Fort Clinch State Park, a park established around an army fort used during the Civil War. In addition to its trails and greenery, Fort Clinch occasionally hosts historical reenactments that show what life was like at the fort in the 1860s.
Family fun on the island
After cooling off at your Amelia Island vacation home, the kids are likely to be itching for some family-friendly excitement. Luckily, there are a variety of attractions designed especially for children. At the Amelia Island Museum of History, a pirate ship exhibit teaches kids how to dress, talk, and tie knots like a pirate. For even more pirate fun, visit the Pirate Playground, where kids can play on many nautical-themed attractions.
If your kids enjoy getting up close and personal with nature, they are sure to enjoy a visit to the Amelia Island Plantation Nature Center. Here you will encounter turtles, birds, and other species native to the area, including a parrot that talks to you!
Events in any season
When planning your stay at a vacation rental on Amelia Island, make sure to check the calendar. The island hosts a variety of annual events that you may not want to miss. For example, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is held every year in early May. A tradition since 1964, this festival features parades, fireworks, arts and crafts, live music, and of course, lots of shrimp and seafood.
There are also several cultural festivals throughout the year. If you visit in October, you can attend the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, which boasts a talented line-up of jazz musicians as well as educational programs for children about the history of jazz. From January to May, the island hosts an array of musicians as part of its annual Chamber Music Festival. Some of the greats in today's chamber music, such as Yo-Yo Ma, have performed on the island.
For film lovers, consider your vacation rental on Amelia Island in June. That's when the island holds its Rendezvous Film Festival, featuring over 50 films from more than a dozen countries around the world.
Amelia Island attractions
Amelia Island Welcome Center
Where else do visitors to Amelia go first, but its informative Welcome Center? Housed in a historic building right on the beach, it showcases the attractions of the Floridian island through interactive exhibits, rental you curate your trip perfectly to your taste.
Amelia Island Museum of History
The storytelling tradition of Amelia Island is alive and well in this museum, where you can choose from a variety of tours that reveal the island's fascinating tales.
From the Shrimp Festival to the regular market and special events, Fernandina Beach is a hive of activity. Close to the Florida-Georgia border, this city's rich heritage is evident everywhere.
Amelia Island Historic District
Once upon a time, this tranquil setting was a popular destination for pirates. Today, it is awash with historic architecture, seafood restaurants and independent boutiques.
Fort Clinch State Park
Discover shark teeth, wildlife, Civil War re-enactments and special events across 1,400 acres of State Park.
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