Amelia Island offers an array of “land” activities, from bicycling and hiking trails, searching for petrified sharks teeth, building sand castles and just relaxing with a beach chair on the edge of the water.
Amelia Island is home to a large number of “mama” sea turtles and protected nests. If you are lucky enough to be here during the hatching season, you can join in the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, Team as they ensure hatchlings make their crawl from nests to the sea.
Hiking and Bicycles: The island provides a number of options from rugged trails winding past century-old, moss-laden live oaks and natural waterways to smooth scenic coastal paths. If you didn’t bring your own bike, rentals are available throughout the island and guided bicycle tours are offered at some locations.
Historical land sites include the states oldest lighthouse built in 1838, Historical and Nautical Museums, the oldest Salon in Florida and Fort Clinch State Park. The Fort Clinch State Park is a Florida State Park, located on a peninsula near the northernmost point of Amelia Island, along the Amelia River. Its 1,100 acres include the 19th-century Fort Clinch, sand dunes, plains, maritime hammock and estuarine tidal marsh. This is also known to be the one of the better spots for collecting petrified sharks teeth.
Visit nearby Little Talbot Island where a short 10 minute hike will land you on the famous “boneyard” beach, the beach where piles of drift wood float to spend the rest of time . Go early and witness stunning sunrises shining through the branches of drifted trees. A photographers dream.