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The best seaside towns and neighborhoods have beautiful beaches, vibrant boardwalks, dream homes, locally-owned boutiques and seafood dives you can stroll to—plus an extra measure of coastal heart and soul. Places where neighbors know each other and toast sunsets at laid-back gatherings, where family and friends come together for memory-making traditions. For nearly 20 years, Coastal Living has shared and celebrated these beach communities from coast to coast—and now you can find those best beach neighborhoods in Coastal Living Communities.
Crane Island is honored to be BOTH A Southern Living Inspired Community & A Coastal Living Community. What drives us every day is
First protecting this island land treasure attached to Amelia Island Florida.
Second, we believe in the importance and necessity of timeless design and we need look no further than our backyard to see our clues.
Third, we believe that we can be better neighbors and celebrate together the big and small moments in life. We believe the social fabric of our island hamlet begins on the porch and we can’t wait to hear the stories and tales of the day told on the porches of Crane Island.
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Looking for your perfect island home? Crane Island offers a unique opportunity to build your dream house within an intimate island community. We are surrounded by unspoiled, idyllic beauty, just a bike ride away from breathtaking beaches, spectacular sunsets, world class culinary talent, and a true Mainstreet downtown. All this and more with easy access to a private airport as well as Jacksonville International Airport.
Crane Island is an island within Amelia Island, Florida. With its unspoiled, pristine beauty, Crane Island offers a truly special place to live, learn, grow and share memorable experiences, unforgettable moments, and daily adventures by land and water. World’s apart, within reach of something for everyone, Crane Island is Amelia Island’s last waterfront treasure. Escape the ordinary…everyday, at Crane Island.
Just north of Jacksonville Florida, Amelia Island is the southernmost tip of the Sea Islands. The Sea Island barrier island chain runs from South Carolina to Florida. Nearly 13 miles long and 4 miles wide, the island is home to historic Fernandina Beach. Come and explore.
Amelia Island, Florida is part of The Sea Islands Chain of barrier islands on the Atlantic Coast. Nearly 13 miles long and 4 miles wide, this island has a rich and storied tradition dating back to the first of 8 countries who have claimed her since 1562.
One of the most charming towns anywhere, Fernandina Beach is rich in history, walkable by design, and loaded with culinary delights around every corner. Fernandina Beach is also home to some of the early Florida Homestead & Victorian architecture in the state.
Crane Island embraces all that is pure and delightful about the historical influence of Fernandina Beach and the region.
A private island oasis, Crane island provides a base camp to enjoy the natural surroundings of Amelia Island and start a new adventure everyday by boat, bike, golf cart, paddleboard or on foot. Did we mention there are 13 miles of beaches to enjoy, and membership that provides access to a private beach club?
At Crane Island, we believe life is to be celebrated everyday. We foster a lifestyle where your day might begin and end on the porch. Porches come in many shapes and sizes and, over time, we will share with you the multitude of joy that comes from Porch Life and an intimate island community rooted in genuine southern hospitality. So stay tuned for our progress and feel free to share your stories and tales of life on the porch.
I have a personal connection to the vision of Crane Island. I believe in their commitment to environmental protection.
After completing our second round of tours through the 2019 Southern Living Idea House, we donated proceeds from ticket sales to our very own Main Street Society in Amelia Island.
At the center of the community, we memorialize Miss Alice with Alice Park. All of Crane Island was once her park. We cherish a space at its very heart, in Alice’s name, to remember that no matter how far we have come, it all began here.