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St. Simons Island, GA

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St. Simons Lighthouse Museum showing a lighthouse and a house

The largest barrier island in the Golden Isles is an outdoor adventure playground, where open-air historic sites, bike trails and sandy beaches await discovery.

Experience the history-steeped landscapes of St. Simons Island, a beautiful sandy expanse dotted with oak trees and bordered by emerald-green marshland. Travel through time when you explore St. Simons’ fascinating historic sites, which tell the story of Georgia’s colonial heritage. Explore gorgeous beaches, try delicious local seafood and appreciate this cozy island’s sweeping ocean views.

Take a history lesson on St. Simons Island. The Fort Frederica National Monument in the heart of the island shows the archaeological remains of an old British colonial fortress. Learn about how British forces defended the territory of Georgia against Spanish troops. Nearby, the Bloody Marsh Battle Site marks the spot where the action happened in 1742. Visit the old Christ Church, which has been holding regular services since 1884.

Step into a former U.S. Coast Guard Station to see the fascinating Maritime Center. Make your way to the island’s southern tip to enjoy stunning ocean views from the restored St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum.

If you’re ready for an adventure, check out St. Simons Island’s sweeping beaches. Go swimming or kayaking at East Beach or explore the coastline by bike or on horseback. Drop a fishing line from the St. Simons Island Pier or let the experts do the work and enjoy a fresh seafood feast at the Pier Village restaurants.

With year-round warm weather, St. Simons Island is ideal for exploring the outdoors. Check out Neptune Park and the Fun Zone water park with the kids. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing day at one of the area’s seven golf courses. Follow the island’s bike trail network or jump aboard a guided trolley tour.

St. Simons Island is less than a 20-minute drive from Brunswick via the Torras Causeway. Fly into the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport or sail into one of the island’s three marinas. Stay in St. Simons Island’s hotels and enjoy this captivating destination with year-round activities.

Where to stay in St. Simons Island

Best Western Plus St. Simons
Best Western Plus St. Simons
2.5 out of 5
301 Main Street, St. Simons Island, GA
The price is $114 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mildred Huie Museum at Mediterranean House, Bloody Marsh Battle Site, and Little River. Glynn Visual ...
4.1/5Very Good! (651 reviews)
"I liked being able to bring my dogs. Comfortable and in a tranquil setting"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Best Western Plus St. Simons
Saint Simons Inn by the Lighthouse
Saint Simons Inn by the Lighthouse
3 out of 5
609 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA
The price is $159 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Simons Lighthouse Museum and Saint Simons Island Pier. Glynn Place Mall and Emerald Princess ...
4.3/5Excellent! (952 reviews)
"Friendly, clean, centrally located, safe and great for the price…. We will definitely be back!"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Saint Simons Inn by the Lighthouse
The Inn at Sea Island
The Inn at Sea Island
3.5 out of 5
100 Salt Marsh Drive, St. Simons Island, GA
The price is $170 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Situated in St. Simons Island, this beach hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Shops at Sea Island and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Bloody Marsh Battle Site. Christ Church, Frederica ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (640 reviews)
"The property was beautiful, clean and quiet. It was close enough to the restaurants and attractions without getting into the seasonal crowds."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

The Inn at Sea Island
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