Yachting's 50 Best Towns 2013
Amelia Island, FL
The natural beauty of Amelia Island, a barrier island off the coast of Northeast Florida, has been coveted real estate since the French landed on this former Native American territory in 1562. Throughout the 400-plus years that followed, the flags of eight different nations have flown above it. Spend a half-day learning more about the town’s lore at the Amelia Island Museum of History. To fully embrace this region’s yesteryear, be sure to explore the historic district, a 50-block area that boasts classic homes and quaint inns. If time spent relaxing is calling your name, the 13 miles of clean and quiet beaches, a surplus of spas and the 117 world-class golf holes with ocean views should do the trick. The self-proclaimed birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, Amelia Island boasts waterfront restaurants that benefit from a fleet of modern shrimping boats.
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