Fun Things To Do in Amelia Island this Summer

Nestled just off the coast of Northeast Florida, popular Amelia Island offers thirteen miles of pristine, uncrowded beachfront - plus a wealth of summer options for gourmet dining, exciting entertainment and plenty of fun activities suitable for all ages.

You'll find Amelia Island, FL, consistently listed as one of the nation's Top Ten island destinations by publications such as Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler magazines. The great weather makes it a paradise for those who enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing and boating, and nearly ten per cent of the island's land is set aside as park preserves. You can play world class golf on oceanside greens with spectacular views.

Downtown Fernandina Beach is a charming place to spend a few hours, with its horse-drawn carriage rides, fascinating period architecture, quaint brick streets, and local boutiques to explore. The island's story goes back over four thousand years, and you can study it in detail at the Amelia Museum of History. When you visit Fort Clinch, among the country's best-preserved 19th century forts, you'll also see the largest sand dunes in the state. And be sure to make a reservation at SALT, one of Florida's only five-diamond restaurants.

If you're considering new construction homes in Florida, be sure to put beautiful Amelia Island at the top of your list of places to visit. You'll be surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, Nassau Sound and Cumberland Sound, which is one of the largest and deepest inlets in the East.

Northeast Florida's diverse eco-system includes both white beaches and lush green marshes. Locals love to treasure hunt on the sand for shells of scallops, moon snail and whelk and the teeth of many species of shark. And you can take a sunset sailing cruise and encounter dolphins, manatees and sea turtles.

In addition to these summer pleasures, Amelia Island, FL, is home to annual events that draw enthusiasts from around the world.

Foodies look forward to January's Restaurant Week, highlighting the Island's culinary scene and the creations of resident star chefs. March brings the Concours d'Elegance, with more than 300 rare and exotic vehicles showcased by private collectors, plus auctions and other special events.

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents world-class musicians in performance throughout the Spring months, and the month of May brings the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in downtown Fernandina Beach – a tradition for more than 50 years - and the Wild Amelia Nature Festival. Both are very family-friendly.

The week-long Jazz Fest comes in October, and lawn sport enthusiasts flock to November's Pétanque Amelia Island Open, the largest competition of its kind in America.

Residents always anticipate the Dickens on Centre holiday celebration, when much of downtown Fernandina Beach transforms into early Victorian England. December is also the month for the annual Holiday Home Tour, featuring beach homes specially in the spirit of the season.

Artisan Homes is a collaboration of local builders and developers in Jacksonville with over 75 years of combined experience designing and building new construction homes in Florida. Our team is dedicated to helping you create the home of your dreams, making each step of the process easy and hassle-free.

We love Amelia Island – its beauty, its relaxed ambience, and its rich history. It's sometimes called the Florida beach with a Southern accent.

If you're planning a visit, be sure to set aside time to tour our model homes at Harbor View, Marsh View, Quattlefield Lane or The Enclave at Summer Beach. At The Enclave, you'll find 27 single-family home sites and 27 townhome units, all with two-car garages. Living at The Enclave, you'll have a dedicated walkway for beach access and a pool and activity center.

All of our fine communities are conveniently located only minutes from all the many things there are to do on the Island and just a short drive from Jacksonville International Airport.

At Artisan Homes, we pride ourselves on our quality craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service. As developers and builders who have developed a great deal of expertise in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island areas, we invite you to come by and let us show you what we mean when we say “Discover the Artisan Homes difference”.

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