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 […]
St. Simons Island has made its way onto The Huffington Post’s “10 Most Beautiful US Towns to Visit in the Fall.” It’s the only southern city that made that list, which also includes Avalon, California, Port Townsend, Washington, Hood River, Oregon, Vail, Colorado, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Newport, Rhode Island, Beacon and Woodstock, New York and Stowe, […]
Perhaps more than any other fruit, watermelon is a symbol of summer, a juicy embodiment of the season. As the temperatures peak in the South this summer, find welcome relief in the sweet pink flesh of the watermelon. Originally grown in Africa, the watermelon has become a thoroughly American food.
It’s a dilemma all golfers face: How can I improve my accuracy without sacrificing distance, and vice versa? Marrying consistent length with reliable distance requires awareness of four specific principles and the willingness to execute them ruthlessly. Hitting the Sweet Spot A golf club has a specific area on its surface referred to as the […]
St. Simons Island Fishing Piers! The St. Simons Island Pier at the end of Mallery Street, in the Village area, Gascoigne Bluff Pier, near Causeway and the Jekyll Island Pier, located at the Island’s north end in the Clam l Creek picnic area, are popular spots with local and visiting anglers. Both float-fishing and bottom […]
By Tanya Andrews, Esthetics Team Leader at Faces DaySpa – Hilton Head Island! Q: My skin is normally dry, but it seems like every winter my skin gets so dry that it hurts and sometimes itches. I have tried all kinds of things, even Vaseline at night, and I still have terribly dry skin. What […]
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 […]
On the Grounds of the St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum! Are you looking for a beautiful, historic waterfront setting for your next private function? Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s facilities and grounds are one of St. Simons Island’s premier oceanfront venue choices for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, photography sessions, meetings and corporate events. For pricing […]
By Jim Becker! Seniors Drawn To St. Simons Island! St. Simons Island was recently named one of the “Most Romantic” places to visit in the country. St. Simons Island, the seat of Glynn County, is the largest of the four barrier islands in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Island offers senior visitors a variety of outdoor […]
By Jessica Wei! St. Simons is the largest of Georgia’s aptly named network of Golden Isles and offers a variety of attractions for the whole family, romantic and Southern-infused restaurants serving ever-fresh seafood from the Atlantic Ocean, plenty of historic parks and buildings, designer golf courses, and endless coastline.
Through sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education programs, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will increase awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, promote responsibility for ecosystem health and empower individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment. HOURS OF OPERATION: March – November Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. December […]
July 4th! The annual fireworks display begins later in the evening at about 9 p.m. at Neptune Park in Pier Village. Bring your lounge chairs, towels and plan to be their early to find parking.
This is a traditional Georgia Shrimp and Grits recipe, and why would you have it any other way? If you are visiting and have never tried this dish, please do so! I know you will fall in love with this tasty Georgia treat! If you are a resident of the area, I am sure you […]
It is no secret that regular exercise can benefit everyone in many ways. Research clearly shows that regular exercise extends life expectancy, controls weight, decreases risk of developing type 2 diabetes, decreases risk of cancer and effectively combats depression. Basically, having a regular physical fitness routine results in a healthier and happier life. With all […]
Surrounded by a mostly evergreen maritime forest, the salt marsh reveals the arrival of spring in very subtle ways. As each day gets longer and warmer, we witness a transformation in both the plants and animals that fill the salt marsh eco-system. Looking across the broad expanse of marsh, the low lying field of grey-brown […]
Oysters have been a favorite staple for The Sea Islands for centuries. Early Native Americans harvested oysters, subsisting on the plentiful bivalve populations in Lowcountry waters. At low tide, oysters can be seen rising from tidal saltmarsh creeks throughout the area. In fact, Savannah’s waters have traditionally been considered some of the richest oystering areas […]
Recreational golfers spend endless hours trying to get their club into the right position at impact. They read in instructional magazines and are told by teaching professionals that their swing plane is off, that they are swinging inside to out or outside to in, that they are guilty of a myriad of other actions that […]
The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) hosts “Island Treasures on Jekyll Island,” a unique treasure hunting experience on Georgia’s most popular public beach. The treasures are hand-crafted glass floats, called Island Treasures. The glass floats have been sought after by Jekyll Island guests since 2002. Each is unique and stamped with the year to be a […]
The First Lighthouse (1810) On October 17, 1804, John Couper, a plantation owner on St. Simons Island, deeded four acres of his land, known as “Couper’s Point,” at the south end of the island for one dollar to the Federal government for the construction of a lighthouse. James Gould of Massachusetts was hired in 1807 […]
Here is the story of how the original sweet onion was developed in America beginning in the 1930’s until today: What is now a deeply-entrenched summer tradition started out as a fluke. During the tough days of the Great Depression, farmers had high hopes of a new cash crop. These hard-working men had grown everything […]
Adults want a delicious, relaxing meal and kids just want to have fun. With hundreds of restaurants catering to every taste and budget, nearly all of St. Simons Island’s eateries offer children’s menus, as well as some form of family-friendly entertainment. Make vacation mealtimes memorable for the food and ambiance – rather than monumental meltdowns […]
Grits! Grits is a food of Native American origin that is common in the Southern United States, mainly used in breakfast. It consists of coarsely ground corn – when grits are made from hominy, it is referred to as hominy grits. It is sometimes called sofkee or sofkey from the Creek word. The name ‘grits’ […]
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 […]
The sea islands that extend along the Eastern coast of South Carolina and Georgia have a history and a style all their own. From the sandy beaches of Edisto Island, SC to the isolated beauty of Cumberland Island, GA, the South Atlantic coast boasts a variety of islands that appeal to the dreamer in each […]