Dockside LivingThe Docks Of Crane Island
The Amelia River To Sea Trail
Over the years, Amelia Island has come to be known as having the best cycling in Florida. In fact, some would even challenge any visitor to name a better place to cycle in the state. The City of Fernandina Beach is one of only fifteen Florida communities to receive Bicycle Friendly Community status through the League of American Bicyclists. In the coming
We at Crane Island are thankful to be a part of the growing cyclist community and trail. Years ago, the dream of having a trail that connected the Amelia River to the Atlantic Ocean started to make its way into reality. We have helped to make that possible with the bike trail on Crane Island helping complete the “River” portion of this trail. This 2.1 path will lead from Beach Access 30 along Simmons Road to Bailey Road and then connect in with Crane Island allowing cyclist and runners to experience views of the Intracoastal Waterway like never before. Mike Pikula,
We invite you to the Crane Island Park to enjoy a ride, walk or run, and soak in the magnificent ancient oaks and maritime forest. We believe in connecting with nature and a sense of wellness and hope to meet you on the trails soon.
“We strive to meld the environment into outdoor activity.”
“The ARTS Trail is centrally located and ideally situated on Amelia Island to provide a highly desired and much needed east/west corridor for non-vehicular traffic. The trail will serve both the commuter and leisure users and ultimately reduce vehicular miles traveled on Amelia Island.”
“This project will connect numerous residential developments to a wide variety of retail, service, and recreational opportunities. Notably, the pristine beaches of Amelia Island, the resort and dining amenities ofsouth Amelia Island, the retail and service opportunities of central Amelia Island, the Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex, and the entrance to Crane Island. “
– We wanted our boat and water lovers to have an easy way to enjoy getting into and out of the water.
– We also wanted it to be a safe experience and we wanted it to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
The plan we have put in place reflects these goals and we believe the Docks of Crane Island will be a bit of signature of our island hamlet and will be a bit of a “launching pad” for daily adventures and experiences one can have to engage the natural environment around us. We have 39 slips in all for the 113 properties here and we connected with the No Profile Boat Lift team to create a lift system that was both beautiful and safe. Many visual details of the system are below and we invite you to visit the No Profile website at https://noprofileboatlifts.com/.
Deep-water lots are always a prized real estate find and it is particularly special here on Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach as there are not many to choose from. We believe we have nearly doubled the capacity of deep-water dockage here on Amelia Island and the proximity is also quite nice as it literally steps away not thousands of feet away like so many on-island docks.
We invite you to take a closer look and we welcome your questions and comments about our docks and what homesites have deeded dock access.
The Crane Island Team
Dock Plan - Detail
No Profile Dock System – Videos
From The Marsh To The River
Alice Park North
A Park, A Home, A Swing
Alice Park – By Air By Land
The Progress of Alice Park
– March 2018 – Site work started
– April & May 2018 – understory clearing to shape park
– June 2018 – minor fill added to allow for drainage and to prepare
Fall 2018 – As water utilities come online, sod grass and additional landscaping will be added.