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Abby’s Adventures

Spring Break on Amelia Island
Walking down to the beach to catch the setting sun. (Credit: Abby Fisher)

During the week of Spring Break, I went to Amelia Island. The Island is a part of Florida’s barrier islands on the northernmost part of the coast and is approximately six hours away, making it not too far of a trip to the beach.  

It was excellent to be on the beach and detach from school for the week, what made it even better was that unlike popular spring break places, like Seaside and the 30A area, Amelia Island was not crowded at all. The age groups tended to be older people, and families with young kids. Though the majority age range was older, there was still plenty to do. In the downtown area were many shops, cute restaurants, and great ice cream places great for walking around any time of day.  

The sunrise on Fernandina Beach that made getting up early worth it. Don’t be fooled by it being the beach though, the morning sand was extremely cold. (Credit: Abby Fisher)

A unique part of the downtown area was its charm, a thing the island is known for. It has Victorian era-style architecture seen in the historic buildings allowing for a cozy yet beautiful feel. According to the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2008 Reader’s Choice Awards, Amelia was number six for the top ten North American Islands. No surprise since it’s the “Isle of Eight Flags” known for pristine beaches, clean water, wildlife, world-class resorts, spas, golfing, and its restaurants. 

Another beautiful site walking down the boardwalk to the beach, but no worries if the beach isn’t your favorite, Ameila Island has much more to offer, from its golf courses, resorts, to history museums. (Credit: Abby Fisher)

The days quickly passed by laying out on the beach or at the pool then going back to the condo we rented to clean up and head downtown for dinner. Amelia has a lot to offer, its historic lighthouse, The Amelia Island Museum of History, and its golf courses. For golfing fans, playing some holes here not only will you have gorgeous views, but the variety of courses and holes offers a great game for people of every skill level. 

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Overall, I would rate the trip an 8/10 there were many pretty sites and the only thing that could have been better was the weather, but the weather in spring can be unpredictable. A must do thing I highly recommend is waking up early for at least one of the days to watch the beautiful sunrise in Amelia Island. My favorite part was getting to hang out with my friends and go to the beach every day.

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Abby Fisher
Abby Fisher, Staff Writer
Abby Fisher is a sophomore at Roswell, and this is her second year as a staff writer for The Sting. When she is not writing, Abby run's track, enjoys traveling to new places, and spending time with friends.

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