Fort Clinch State Park – Florida

Fort Clinch State Park is a beautiful 1,400 acre park on the extreme northeastern tip of Amelia Island. The fort makes up only one small part of this diverse and ecologically important park – here the old Florida can be appreciated for its tall sand dunes covered with a coastal maritime forest. More can be found https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Clinch

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Beautiful gopher tortoises roam the dunes at will. Here this one was at the base of one of the fort’s brick walls.

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Beautiful animals and fun to watch.

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Along the Atlantic Ocean coast of the park.

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Half mile walking and fishing pier – severely damaged by Hurricane Matthew last October 7, 2016.

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Osprey keeping a watchful eye on me and the ocean.

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At the end of the fishing pier. A jetty continues out farther into the ocean. It’s a great place to do some wave watching and capturing some great cloud formations.

It’s well worth your time to visit the park – between the ocean access and the St. Marys river access is a wonderful coastal forest and of course, the fort.

Thanks for your visit!

Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Chris & Carol

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