Amelia Island
Seeing America

Don’t be fooled, Amelia Island has history and culture

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — On first glance, it might seem possible to dismiss Amelia Island as another beachfront town. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find plenty of history and culture. Though it’s surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Intra-coastal waterway, Nassau Sound and the Cumberland Sound, one of the East’svdeepest inlets, Amelia Island hardly seems like an island. Credited as the “Birthplace of the Modern Shrimping Industry,” the island is 13 miles long