Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sea Turtles Love Amelia Island, You Will Too!

Unique Realty of Amelia specializes in vacation rentals inside Amelia Island Plantation Resort. A four star resort that boasts such amenities such as: championship golf, tennis, fishing, luxurious spas, quiet beaches, horseback riding and all sorts of outdoor activities for all ages.

One of our favorite attractions is the Sea Turtle. Florida beaches bear the unique distinction of being home for 90% of all nesting sea turtles in the U.S. Each year, from May through October, loggerhead and green turtles emerge from the surf at night to lay their eggs on the shores of Amelia Island. Left undisturbed, the hatch lings incubate for 55 - 60 days before digging out and making their way back into the Atlantic.

There are three documented species of sea turtles on Amelia Island: loggerheads, green turtles and leatherbacks. In 1985, the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch (AISTW) was formed to focus on the conservation of the destination's sea turtle populations. Today, residents and seasonal visitors can join in the AISTW's monitoring efforts.

Amelia Island Plantation is on Amelia Island in northeast Florida, just across the St. Marys River from Georgia and adjacent to the historic city of Fernandina.

We're just a short 45 minute drive from downtown Jacksonville, and 29 miles from Jacksonville International Airport. Private and corporate aircraft charters can also fly directly to Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, four miles north of the Resort.

Please feel free to browse our wonderful selection of Amelia Island vacation rentals with many of our villas pleased to accept pets. Amelia Island is a very pet-friendly vacation destination!

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