Guide to St Simons Island, GA
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Getting to St Simons Island
Island exits from I-95 are just 15 minutes from St. Simons. The Jacksonville International Airport is just 60 miles away and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is less than 70 miles away. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport is a quick 20-minute drive, with three incoming Delta Connection flights daily.

Approximate Driving Times
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From Greenville, SC
5 hrs 45 minutes

From Atlanta, GA
5 hrs

From Jacksonville, FL
1 hr 30 minutes

From Orlando, FL
4 hrs

From Charleston, SC
3 hrs 45 minutes

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Visit Jekyll Island
Just a few miles from St. Simons, Jekyll Island is a popular day trip destination, with 20 miles of paved bike trails, a fishing pier, 63 holes of golf, 10 miles of public beach, horseback riding, Summer Waves Water Park, and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

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Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
- T.S. Elliot

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Welcome to St. Simons Island, GeorgiaWelcome to St. Simons Island and the Golden Isles!
St. Simon Island, GA is home to fabulous beaches, golfing, charter fishing, spas and salons, and a variety of restaurants, fun events and entertainment for everyone. The unspoiled beauty of St. Simons and its distinctively charming beach lifestyle that is unhurried and under-developed are what make it so special. Welcome to the best of the Island lifestyle!

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Upcoming Events...
APRIL 11-13, 2014
46th Annual Blessing of the Fleet  - The 2014 Blessing promises to be the biggest and most entertaining yet. This will be 46th year of the Blessing of the Fleet, a 3-day festival that will attract thousands of people to Darien, Georgia. $5 for age 13 and up on Friday and Saturday. Twelve and under are admitted free with a paying adult. There is no admission charge for Sunday's events. 912.437.2683 or
APRIL 12-13, 2014
Glynn Art Association Art in the Park EXTRAvARTganza. Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Talented artists and craftspeople from across the country with displays under the live oaks at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. What a wonderful way to spend a lovely spring day in a beautiful setting! Contact the Glynn Art Association at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at
APRIL 18-27, 2014
On Stage at the Ritz! "On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning by Eric Overmeyer" at 8pm, Sunday Matinee, 3pm. Three sister sojourners , each a prototypical Victorian lady explorer, equipped with dialog as pithy as their helmets, thwack their machetes through the wilderness and put the lie to any charge that they are representatives of a weaker sex. 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA. 912.262.6934 or

Beaches of St. Simons Island, GASt Simons Island Beaches
St. Simons Island has glorious beaches that can stretch out for hundreds of yards at low tide. Coast Cottages is located at the largest part of the St. Simons beaches, just south of East Beach and the old Coast Guard Station. This is the finest beach on the island. Our high tide has ample beach for body surfing and our low tide expands the beach to couple of hundred yards wide.

St Simons Island Golf
If not for the beach, golf would be king on St. Simons Island and the surrounding area. St. Simons Island is home to three golf clubs on the Island and 234 holes of golf in the immediate area.  
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Bike Rentals and Bicycling on St Simons Island
This is one of our favorite family activities. Paved trails take you from Coast Cottages to the center of town or to the pier. Some homes have bicycles, but additional bikes can be rented five minutes by foot from Coast Cottages at Ocean Motion or in town at Monkey Wrench.  Visit or call Monkey Wrench at 912.634.5551.

Dining and Restaurants on St Simons Island
St. Simons Islands has many wonderful places for seafood, casual and fine dining, but our favorite fine dining restaurant on the island is Halyards. Halyards, winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, can be found online at

St Simons Island Fishing
You can get your rod and bait at St. Simons Bait and Tackle near the pier – a five minute ride from Atlantus – and drop line at the pier or you can charter a boat for in shore or off shore fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Redfish, Sea Bass, Whiting, Flounder, Tarpon, Shark and King Mackerel. We highly recommend Captain Cheek at Coastal Georgia Charter Fishing, located at Golden Isles Marina, Captain Jay Childers with Jaybird Fishing Charters, Captain Scott Owens with Southeastern Angling, Captain Richard Latham with St. Simons Island Fishing Charters, or Captain Tim Cutting with Coastal Georgia Inshore Charters as the best fishing guides in the Golden Isles.

Sailboats on St Simons
On the beach, under the gold umbrella, just a three-minute walk from Atlantus, Barry’s Beach Service rents catamarans, sailboats, kayaks, boogie boards and windsurfing boards. Sailboat rides and lessons are also available.   Visit for more information.

St. Simons LighthouseFort Frederica, St. Simons Lighthouse and Christ Church
Built in 1736, 1807 (initially) and the 1700s, respectively, these island treasures provide an historical perspective of colonial and Civil War era Georgia. 

St Simons Maps and Historical Sites
Check out our interactive online map of St Simons Island with information on local St Simons Island historic sites and monuments, including the infamous St Simons Island Lighthouse, Avenue of Oaks, Bloody Marsh Battle Site, and Gascoigne Bluff. All recommended sites during your visit to the island.

St Simons Accommodations, Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Condos, Bed and Breakfasts
We've compiled the best places to stay on St Simons Island, with everything from luxury resort hotels to inviting bed and breakfast inns, oceanfront condos, vacation rental homes, and more.

St Simons Kayaking, Canoeing, Tours, & Outdoor Adventure
The best way to get up close and personal with the natural beauty and wildlife habitats that make St. Simons such a wonderful place. And of course there are trolley tours, ghost tours, dolphin tours, canoeing, kayaking and much more to do on St. Simons Island! The outdoors were made for Exploring and St Simons is a nature-lover's paradise.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Located on a Georgia barrier island of unusual natural beauty just a few miles from St. Simons, this historic hotel is a Victorian treasure. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1978, it has been designated a Historic Hotel of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Originally a hunting retreat for the nation's wealthy elite, the hotel today is a unique resort with architectural character and a charming historic ambience.

The Pier Village in St. Simons Island, GAThe Pier Village
Located on the south end of the Island, this is a popular destination and the social hub of the Island. Here you'll find expansive views of the ocean around you, as well as the St. Simons Lighthouse and Museum, Neptune Park with its oceanside pool and facilities, miniature golf course, playground, and an oak shaded picnic area, fishing pier, public library and theatre.

The Marshes of Glynn
Made famous by poet Sidney Lanier, these natural treasures are the first thing you'll see as you cross the marshes approaching St. Simons Island. The birthplace of much of our sea life, a kayak or canoe trip offers you the best way to experience the area's natural beauty.

St. Simons Blog and Social Discussion
Read what others are saying and doing on St. Simons, or login with your Facebook account and join the discussion. You can find out about current events, where the locals go, where are the best places to eat, or just ask a question and get the conversation started.

Little St. Simons Island
Renowned for its unspoiled natural habitats and serene beaches, Little St. Simons Island is a private barrier island located just north of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Here you'll find 10,000 acres of natural, undeveloped maritime forests and marshlands, 7 miles of pristine beaches and plenty of natural wonders to explore and discover.

Accessible by a private boat that departs from Hampton River Marina on the north end of St. Simons Island, Little St. Simons Island first opened to the public more than 3 decades ago and has since earned numerous accolades and award from various travel publications and writers. Day trips depart from St. Simons Island at 10:30am and return by 4:30pm, advance reservations are required.

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Christ Church Episcopal on Jekyll IslandWeddings on St. Simons Island
With its natural beauty, expansive beaches, and plentiful ameneties, St. Simons or Jekyll Island are great places to get married. For more traditional wedding venues, there's Christ Church Episcopal or the historic Lovely Lane Chapel at Epworth by The Sea to name but a few. Or for more casual affairs, an oceanfront lawn setting or on the beach itself can make your unforgettable day truly special.

The Marshes of St. Simons Island, GA

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