Georgia Beaches

There are nearly one hundred miles of Georgia beaches stretching between St Mary’s River and the Port of Savannah.  Well-known beaches along the Georgia seacoast include Tybee, St. Mary’s, Jekyll Island, and Cumberland Island National Seashore. Our Georgia Beaches includes: Tybee Island, Cumberland Island, Jekyll Island, Sapelo Island, Sea Island, St Simons Island, costal towns, and more.

Georgia Beaches

Brunswick GA
Cumberland Island GA
Jekyll Island GA
Ossabaw Island GA
Sapelo Island GA

Savannah GA
Sea Island GA

St Marys GA
St Simons Island GA
Tybee Island GA

 

Tybee Island GA
This beach resort barrier island is much more serene than its glitzier neighbors in the resorts to the north and south, yet still is a great place to find shopping, live musical entertainment, concerts and great dining. If you’re a history buff, visit the historic lighthouse built when England was still in charge.  A visit to Fort Screven and Fort Pulaski also confirms the significant history of the area.

St Mary’s
St Mary’s is the gateway to Cumberland Island, but don’t let that fact stop you from spending some time wandering around this city, reputed to be the second oldest city in the United States.  The attraction of the area brings festival, conferences and just plain tourists who wander through the streets lined with Victorian era mansions.  There are many marinas here, plus the famous and delicious rock shrimp. For some fresh salt air and a view of the many armadillos, visit St Mary’s

Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island has been a plantation, a resort, an affluent hunting club and the site of planning for the Federal Reserve System and the determination of Presidential politics in the 1912 presidential election.  The Historic District is a 240 acre site which shows how life was lived in the days of the hunting resort.  The balance of the island is now a National Historical Landmark.  By statute, 65% of the island must remain in its natural state.  This resort destination provides tours of the natural part of the island with its beautiful beaches.  Carriage rides, bicycles, hiking trails and first class resort accommodations make this a favorite resort to this day.

Cumberland Island National Seashore
Thousands of visitors annually leave St Mary’s by ferry and travel to the Cumberland Island National Seashore.  The Seashore is not a glittery destination, but is preferred by those who like their vacations in nature.  Cumberland Island is just over seventeen miles in length and contains over fifty miles of nature trails, many remote beaches and birding opportunities.  You can also visit the historical site of the First African Baptist Church on the north end of the island, plus the Plum Orchard Mansion.  There are many camping sites located throughout the island if you want to pack in to your site.  The quiet beauty of the Island can be enjoyed while hunting, fishing and stargazing away from the city lights.

St Simon’s Island
St. Simons Island is a small vacation island off coast of Georgia. Home to St Simons Lighthouse it is reachable from Brunswick Georgia. This quaint island, its mood and stmosphere make it a desirable tranquil vacation spot. Access to St Simons is via two large bridges that separate the island from the mainland.

The scenery on St. Simons is one of naturally growing plants and beach landscape. Green granss, plam trees, and oak trees are noticible throughout the island.

St Simon’s Island sits at the entrance to the harbors at Darien and Brunswick.  The historic St Simon’s Lighthouse was originally built in 1810 and rebuilt in 1872, after the close of the hostilities of the Civil War when the original structure was destroyed in 1862 by the Confederate troops.  The lighthouse still contains the original lens, although there is no longer a lighthouse keeper since 1950 when the light was automated.  The quarters for the lighthouse keeper and his assistant have been carefully restored by the State of Georgia to 1800’s appearance.

 

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