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Enjoy Your New Beach Life

Sand. Ocean. You. 

Take in the ocean breeze alongside our 3.5 mile stretch of continuous shoreline. Spacious and stunning, there’s a reason why Condé Nast Traveler hails Amelia Island as one of the Top 10 Islands in the United States. Our pristine shoreline is rich with impressive sand dunes, a unique Sunken Forest and fascinating wildlife. Since uninterrupted beachfront and dune ecosystems among gated, luxury communities are a rare find, this is your opportunity to call one of Florida’s most beautiful beaches home.

Relax on Soft, Crystal Sands

Amelia Island’s temperate climate makes the beach a year-round destination for both residents and visitors, ​​so scoop up one of our luxury homes by the sea as soon as the time is right. Whether you’re taking a swim, making sand castles with family, or just breathing in that fresh ocean air, the Atlantic shore at Amelia Island Plantation provides a relaxing hiatus for all.

Dunes for Days

While our dune system provides protection from storms, it is also a thriving habitat for unique wildlife. Beaches and dunes are important habitats for nesting turtles, shorebirds and song birds. Learn more about Amelia Island Plantation’s unique environmental heritage.

Discover Our Hidden Gem: The Sunken Forest 

Walking into the Sunken Forest is like stepping into an earlier time. Lucky for its wild inhabitants and AIP residents alike, this unique ecosystem was marked for preservation back in 1972. The site’s observation platforms were rebuilt and expanded in 2018, and a new beach access walkover was added in 2022.

Two handicapped-accessible platforms provide a stellar view into this rare parcel of undisturbed maritime forest, seemingly below sea level and tucked behind a mountainous sand dune bordering the Atlantic. Climb up the stairs to find two more platforms that provide spectacular views of Amelia Island’s coastline.

Explore Our Treasured Wildlife 

Teeming with wildlife, our beautiful beaches are home to a medley of birds, including black skimmers, piping plovers, terns, brown pelicans, sea gulls and many more. You may even catch a glimpse of a rare right whale or a bald eagle during the winter and early spring, or a Loggerhead sea turtle from May until October.

Investing in the Future

The primary tool to fight beach erosion along AIP’s beautiful shoreline is beach restoration and renourishment.

The South Amelia Island Shore Stabilization Association, known as SAISSA, was created in 1994 to fund and manage beach renourishment projects on the south end of Amelia Island, a role it continues to perform today.