Second Sundays: This popular family-friendly music event takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. 1-7 p.m. Each month, the proceeds from Second Sunday benefit a variety of select local charitable organizations. Hundreds of music fans, families, friends–locals and visitors alike–who converge on the park armed with lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, enjoy listening […]
Welcome to St. Simons Island, Georgia!
This summer, enjoy the warm hospitality of Georgia’s Golden Isles with a trip to St. Simons Island!
Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway, you’ll enjoy stunning natural beauty, delicious seafood, scenic beaches and much more on St. Simons. Don’t miss the popular fishing pier and lighthouse, where you can enjoy refreshing coastal breezes that perfectly complement a stroll along the shoreline.
There’s so much to experience on St. Simons Island! If you’re interested in history, explore the ruins of Fort Frederica and the site of the Battle at Bloody Marsh, where the British defended the island against a Spanish invasion in the mid-1700s. In addition, this coastal haven is an ideal place to shop, dine and unwind.
Centrally located along Georgia’s coast, St. Simons is also just a quick drive away from neighboring Jekyll Island, where you can visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center or spend the day at Summer Waves water park.
This summer, make memories against the beautiful backdrop of St. Simons Island!
St. Simons Island Featured Listings
OnGoing: Coastal Georgia Historical Society Museums, Galleries, Exhibits, The St. Simons Lighthouse Museum is open Mon. through Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Last climb is at 4:30 p.m. $12 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-12. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (912) 638-4666 or coastalgeorgiahistory.org.
OnGoing: The Center is open to the general public and offers an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with a number of view-able sea turtle patients. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles. We are the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia. $7 for […]
OnGoing: The Georgia coast is a living, breathing ecosystem, composed of barrier islands, river systems, and acres of marshlands. It is a breeding ground for fish, shellfish, shore birds, sea turtles and marine mammals. Take a Georgia Beach Walk Nature Tour, and you can explore the beach from the edge of the dunes to the […]
Did you know? Coral is, in fact, an animal that has evolved to incorporate a garden in its own tissue. Coral doesn’t eat the plant– it simply protects it, feeds it and benefits from the products of photosynthesis necessary for its survival. Approximately 200 million years of symbiosis have produced a relationship so cohesive, the plant and […]
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St. Simons Island restaurants have earned a distinct reputation as some of the best dining options in the South.
Each year Southern Living releases several lists boasting “The South’s Best,” including everything from accommodations to bookstores, breakfast spots, BBQ joints, beaches and so much more. In their 2017 accolades, St. Simons Island landed the #2 spot in The South’s Best Islands! Who stole first place from the Golden Isles? North Carolina’s barrier islands, the […]
Until the Civil War, coastal Georgia and South Carolina thrived as the country’s premiere rice growing region. Many of the South’s great rice plantations were destroyed during the Civil War, but a few still stand today. Located between Darien and Brunswick, Georgia, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation offers a fascinating window into the Lowcountry’s 19th-century rice culture. Situated […]
Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica)! Christened the state seashell in 1987, the knobbed whelk is a whorled shell, eight inches long at maturity, displaying heavy spines, many knobs, and an orange or red mouth. Minerals in Georgia coastal waters cause ocher striations on the sand-colored, semi-gloss surface. This marine snail shell is found all along Georgia’s […]
Posted on June 1, 2018 by Liz Shumake
One of the favorite pastimes of St. Simons Island residents and visitors as they walk the beach or cruise the local waterways, is...more
Posted on May 22, 2018 by Liz Shumake
The aquatic ecosystem of Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry is home to a wide variety of animals working in harmony to create the...more