St Simons Island
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, between the Atlantic Ocean and the mainland, lies vast areas of marshland with four small barrier islands that make up The Golden Isles: Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island. The largest of them all, St. Simons Island lies across the immortalized Marshes of Glynn, made famous by poet Sidney Lanier.
America’s #1 Favorite Romantic Town and #1 Favorite Beach Town
St. Simons Island has been voted both America’s #1 Favorite Romantic Town and #1 Favorite Beach Town and the reasons are clear. Soak up the unspoiled beauty that surrounds you. Miles of pristine golden sand beaches, marshes and rivers teeming with fish, birds and wildlife, winding island streets lined with beautiful moss-draped oaks and a relaxed beach town atmosphere. The Island has a unique selection of shops, a great variety of restaurants, both casual and fine dining, and entertainment for everyone. Pier Village is the social hub of the island, bustling with shops and restaurants with great views of the ocean, lighthouse, museum and Neptune Park, a fun zone with a pool, mini golf and fishing pier. Explore the island by car or by bike on the extensive bike paths that run through the village and along the marsh, or for a little island fun, golf carts are available to rent.
St. Simons Island offers endless outdoor activities. Hike or bike your way around the island and the maritime forests of Cannon’s Point. Explore the tidewater estuaries or the tranquil Marshes of Glynn by kayak. The vast coastal ecosystem, the marshlands and the unspoiled Atlantic Ocean provides exceptional fishing opportunities on the island, go on a charter or quietly cast a lure from the fishing pier. With more than 200 scenic holes set among marshes and ocean dunes, golfers can enjoy a challenging game of golf. Or simply enjoy a beach day on East Beach’s pristine golden sands. Fly a kite, search for shells, fish or kiteboard. Kids will love to paddle in the tidal pools and if you’re lucky you will get a glimpse of the island’s sea turtles and dolphins.
Historic Sites and Attractions
Visit St. Simons Island’s many exceptional historic sites and attractions:
Explore the area further, visit the other barrier islands, or travel north to Tybee Island and Hilton Head Island .
- St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
- Bloody Marsh Battle Site
- Fort Frederica National Monument
- Historic Christ Church
- The Maritime Center in the restored U.S. Coast Guard Station
- King and Prince Hotel