Absolutely worth an early morning to watch the sun rise over Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island - #beach the entire time I was there I was clouded out of a sunset, So knowing that I wasn't going to get the sunset I went to see what high tide looks like on the island. It was brutal.
During high tide the entire beach disappears and water crashes up onto the sand dunes and barrier rocks. I captured this about 45 minutes after sunset. the color comes from the city lights just behind the buildings.
Image is about 1 minute long. I had to hold the tripod down when a wave would come in, always fun. Driving through the tree tunnel on Clam Creek Road takes you to the #fishing pier. A beautiful spot for a #sunset photo on the northern tip of Jekyll Island.
#beach #island #statepark #goldenhour I'm at St Simons Island for a couple days. I came across these birds, no idea what kind they are. Sunrise on Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island. Captured at high tide when the oceans covers up the beach and tries to get over the sand dunes. The beach on the north end of Jekyll Island is known as Driftwood Beach, due to all of the remnants of trees that died when the beach eroded. It resembles something of a tree graveyard. It's a wide, open beach and great for a long beach walk. It's also a popular spot for weddings.
#jekyllisland #georgia #beach #driftwood #blackandwhite At St Simons Island. Great place to view some birds in the winter and great beaches! Driftwood Beach The Horton House Historic Site on Jekyll Island, GA. The house was originally built it 1740 by Major William Horton, who settled on Jekyll Island as 2nd in command to General James Oglethorpe as part of their expansion of English settlements. The house was made of tabby, a material created by burned oyster shells, sand, and water. The original house was burned during a Spanish raid in 1742. The home was rebuilt after the American Revolution, and used as a home by Poulain de Bignon who lived there until his death. In 1886 the island transitioned from an active plantation to a recreational area, and the home eventually fell into disrepair. It is free to visit. #jekyllisland #georgia Looking up the marsh as sun sets. The oldest standing church building on St Simon Island, Georgia. It was built in 1880 to serve the workers at the lumber mills located on the former Hamilton Plantation property. Beach on North East side of jekyll island GA. Driftwood beach is a piece of artwork. Completed in 1872 this is one of only five surviving light towers in Georgia. The St. Simons Lighthouse is one of only five surviving light towers in Georgia. An operational navigation aid for traffic entering St. Simons Sound, it casts its light as far as 23 miles out to sea. Unlike many other operational lighthouses, the St. Simons Lighthouse invites visitors to climb the 129 steps to experience views of neighboring Jekyll Island, the mainland (Brunswick), and the south end of St. Simons Island. It was built in 1872 and first automated in 1954. The museum on the grounds is quite informative. Driftwood Beach Adorable costal town!! Worth a trip for a weekend get away 🎣🍷❤️ How can something destructive like the slow erosion of giant trees from highland to the coast be actually so scenic. Well you just need a point of view. The Avenue of Oaks. Planted in 1826 to provide an entrance to what was than a prosperous cotton plantation known as Retreat Plantation they now line the entrance road to a private community and golf course. Very cool Big tree! One of two remaining slave cabins on what was the Hamilton Plantation. Since 1931 they have been used by the local garden club. The beach at Jekyll island Very cool to see something built in the 1700's A great spot to visit at sunset. The tree spirits of St. Simons Island are many many weathered faces carved in the oak trees of the island. A result of artist Keith Jennings leaving his mark on the island, the carvings depict the spirit of the sailors who lost their lives at sea while sailing on ships made from St. Simons Oak. This one depicted in the picture is one of the recent artworks, just next to the visitors center. When in St. Simons, looking for the tree spirits that are publicly accessible (many are on private property) is a fun past time. #TakeAHike Takes a little bit of a walk to get here, but driftwood beach is not to be missed. A keepers view Lone tree. Jekyll Island Fishing Pier. Came to visit here post hurricane Matthew. Silhouette at this cool beach. Horse and rider at the beach. NOV 2017 Some things are worth waking up early for... 11/17 A beautiful location with decent restaurants. #stsimonsisland Sidney Lanier Bridge. NOV 2017
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star hotel with free breakfast and outdoor pool

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Smoke-free property

Location

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Simons Lighthouse Museum and Saint Simons Island Pier. Demere Park and Maritime Center at the Historic Coast Guard Station are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

An outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and a TV in a common area.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.

Saint Simons Inn by the Lighthouse

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Demere Park hotel also offers an outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Saint Simons Inn by the Lighthouse is a smoke-free property.

  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Total number of rooms - 34 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Heating 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available past the second floor. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Hotel Name

  • Saint Simons Inn Lighthouse St Simons Island
  • Saint Simons Inn Lighthouse
  • Saint Simons Inn Lighthouse St. Simon Island
  • Saint Simons Lighthouse St. Simon Island
  • Saint Simons Lighthouse
  • Saint Simons Inn Lighthouse St. Simons Island
  • Saint Simons Lighthouse St. Simons Island

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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