AMELIA ISLAND WAY

Connecting historic missions along Florida’s First Coast, the Amelia Island Way winds along beaches, beneath maritime forests, and through the modern cities that have sprung from these original outposts along Florida’s First Coast.

AMELIA ISLAND WAY

The Amelia Island Way begins from the waters overlooking the site of Mission Santa María de Sena, the island’s original Spanish mission founded by Franciscan monks in 1602.

 

 

Passing historic missions, the way traverses modern-day Amelia Island, including its historic fort, idyllic nature preserves, and protected sand dunes. The way passes from island to island, past Mission San Juan del Puerto and Mission Santa Cruz de Guadalquini, along the Atlantic Ocean to Mission Nombre de Dios before reaching Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine in Florida’s oldest town.

WALKING THE Amelia Island WAY

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Located near the border of Florida and Georgia and north of Jacksonville, Florida, Amelia Island is accessible by air via Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) or by car via Interstate 95 or Highway A1A. From pilgrims arriving at or departing from Jacksonville International Airport, private car service (taxi/Uber/etc.) or shared ride shuttles are available the 20+ minute transfer to the beginning point on Amelia Island. Both private car and shuttle services operate from St. Augustine to Jacksonville International Airport. 

For more information on travel to Amelia Island, please review the Amelia Island tourism website.

From Amelia Island to St. Augustine, a variety of overnight accommodations are available for all travel profiles, including camping, shared room, and hotels. Many hotels offer local area shuttles; private car services (Uber, etc.) are also available to transfer from lodging to points along the camino. Rates are generally higher in the Spring/Summer and lowest in winter from November through February. 

Suggestions per stage may be found in the detailed route guide. 

AREA ACCOMODATION RESOURCES:

Pilgrims are advised to closely monitor all travel advisories, as the route passes through multiple county-level jurisdictions.  For more information, please see specific health guidance and resources available from Visit Florida

The entire route experiences temperate weather throughout the year.