Amelia Island is one of the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands that stretches along the east coast of the United States from South Carolina to Florida. It is 13 miles long, and the width is 4 miles at its broadest. It has been the territory of many countries since 1562. It hosts a number of festivals, and has a number of golf courses and resorts. It is situated off the coast in Nassau County.