Archive for the ‘Beach’ Category

An Oasis for Biking, Hiking and Kayaking

September 20th, 2020 by David Jones

If you’ve been to Amelia Island before, you know we have wide open beaches, an historic downtown worth exploring and restaurants galore.  But did you know we also have fantastic bike paths, lots of maritime forest hiking and tons of kayaking in our pristine estuaries?  You can rent bikes directly from us and bike all the way down to the Talbot Islands on paved trails.  Or, rent kayaks from a myriad of places here on and off the island.  Want to kayak Egan’s Creek or Lofton Creek? Easy.  How about the marshes down by the ocean? Piece of cake.  We have two State Parks on the island and one is just a short mile and a half away.  There are lots of walking trails there as well as a paved road which winds gorgeously under the sprawling live oak canopy.  The Park has mountain bikes for rent as well if you want to try your hand at off-street biking.

Did You Know?

July 27th, 2017 by David Jones

IMG_8781IMG_8990IMG_9469IMG_8808IMG_8448Our beautiful little barrier island in northern Florida offers up plenty of pristine beaches, quaint walkable downtown, top-notch restaurants, fantastic water activities and plenty of history.  But did you know Amelia Island has 13 MILES of unspoiled beaches, most with free public access? Or that we have 42 MILES of scenic biking and hiking trails?  What about that it was named for a princess and was a home to wayward pirates?  How about that it has 117 holes of golf with 7 holes on the Atlantic Ocean?  And that it has a 50 BLOCK National Historic District with 100-plus restaurants (more than 30 within walking distance from our inn)!  Did you know that 8 FLAGS have flown over the island since 1564?  Learn even more when you come to stay awhile! See you soon on the island. 

Wedding Garden No Secret

February 28th, 2016 by David Jones

Let us help you plan you intimate, small, romantic wedding… at the Blue Heron Inn.  The idea of a  “Secret Garden” wedding area here at the Blue Heron all began with an idea from my incredibly smart husband, David.  (Of  course I had some good input, too!)  First, we moved the fence back to enlarge the area right behind the pool.  Next, we cleared out small brush to create cool pathways.  Then we added intimate lanterns, lighting and an iron arbor, found at a local antique store.  Last but not least – a fountain for the relaxing sound of flowing water. We can’t wait for you to see the final rendition…beautiful for small weddings, receptions, or just a “romantic get-a-away!”


TOP 5 Getaways for End of Summer

September 23rd, 2014 by David Jones

IMG_4192Blue Heron Inn is now in the top five places for end of Summer beach locations.  Please read the article in Visit South Travel magazine.