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St. Simon’s Island, Georgia

St. Simon's Island, Georgia

St. Simons Island is eighteen square miles in size and is known as the largest barrier island of the Golden Isles. Many people visit the destination for the moss-draped oaks that are scattered throughout the island and the historic attractions that are well-preserved. It also is visited for its busy nightlife scene for younger visitors.

St. Simon's Island, Georgia

St. Simon's Island is home to a number of different hotels and lodging sites that welcome thousands of visitors who arrive each year. Ocean Lodge on Beachview Drive features Tuscan architecture with a rooftop restaurant and panoramic views of the ocean. The boutique hotel is located just blocks from the water and is in a prime location on the island. Those who want to enjoy playing golf during the day can stay at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, which has been in operation since 1941. The establishment provides rooms in four separate buildings with full kitchens in each room.

St. Simon's Island, Georgia

Village Inn and Pub on Mallery Street offers a bit of character as a 1930s beach cottage that is smaller in size. Those who want a more personal experience can book one of the 28 guestrooms that are available with an on-site genteel pub that serves signature martinis each day.

When it comes to dining options that are available on the island, many people prefer to book a reservation at Southern Soul Barbeque for smoked meat the falls off the bone. Iguanas Seafood Restaurant is another common choice with a tropical environment that features a laidback vibe. For dessert, St. Simons Sweets is a local candy shop that serves homemade choices that include peace ice cream and chocolate fudge.

St. Simon's Island, Georgia

For those who are looking to explore St. Simons Island, there are a number of historic attractions that offer an educational experience with the location's past. The St. Simons Lighthouse Museum was originally built in 1872 and continues to be a working lighthouse. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the water with lavish furnishings with the interior decor. Fort Frederica National Monument is another popular site on the coast with the archaeological remnants of a fort that was built by James Oglethorpe.

Visitors who are looking to stay busy on St. Simon's Island can also catch a few fish on Fisherman's Pier where dolphins can be seen in the distance. Guests can take a photo at the end of the pier with the lighthouse in the background while enjoying the quiet setting.

St. Simon's Island, Georgia

Wesley Memorial & Gardens is another outdoor site that is known for its lush gardens and various paths that can be strolled during the day. A number of different monuments are situated throughout the gardens with various types of flowers that are in bloom during the spring and summer seasons.

The local area on the island is low-key with shopping, outdoor excursions, and several parks. Guests can rely on the Saint Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours to learn more about the geology and history of the area. Boat tours are also available with fly fishing and fishing lessons provided.

St. Simon's Island, Georgia

When it comes to the beaches, there are several places that are visited on days when the weather is warm. Two public beaches are available, which include the Massingale Park Beach and the Coast Guard Station Beach/East Beach. Massingale Park Beach offers free parking and fishing to visitors with a picnic area that is also available at the location. An on-duty lifeguard is also present to increase the safety measures that are taken for those who want to take a dip in the ocean.The Coast Guard Station Beach/East Beach is just as popular for its boathouse and showers that are available to beach-goers. On-duty lifeguards are also hired to work at the public beach throughout the summer season when guests want to swim or surf in the warm climate.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON ST. SIMON'S ISLAND?

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  1. When my dad was living he took my mom to St. Simon’s every year but I have never been myself. I want to take my mom back at some point and after reading this post I can see why they loved it so much! What a beautiful place to visit!

  2. I’d definitely have to find a way to get out on the water. This sounds like such a nice place to visit.

  3. I would love to visit there. I saw signs when we drove to Daytona Beach for the islands in GA. It seems like it would be a laid back vacation.

  4. I have visited Georgia but never St. Simons Island, I will have to check it out the next time I am out there, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. I grew up visiting St. Simons and even went there on my honeymoon. We always ate at the Red Barn Restaurant. I haven’t been in years, but would love to go back.

  6. This place seems to have a little of everything. I would love to explore this place some day. I love reading blogs to find more place to visit and explore.

  7. I would love to check out St Simons Island in Georgia. I have always wanted to visit Georgia anyway but this place looks beautiful and really neat.

  8. What a beautiful place to visit. I’m always looking for beautiful, quiet places to connect with my husband.

  9. I think I would enjoy fishing, swimming and a picnic. I think this would make a perfect family vacation.

  10. I would love to visit and explore this place. The water is so nice and the views are amazing.

  11. Bonnie @ wemake7

    That’s a pretty big bridge. I would love to drive over that someday. Love your pictures.

  12. This place looks awesome and your pictures are amazing. They make me want to visit.

  13. Boat tours with fishing lesson would be a great thing to do for the whole family. I would love to do that.

  14. The photographs in your post are absolutely stunning! I’ve never been to Georgia but this is motivation for me to go visit!

  15. I would love to go to the beach. It has been a while and I miss it.

  16. CourtneyLynne

    Omg I would love to visit this resort some day! Looks pretty fabulous. Only place I’ve ever been in Georgia is Atlanta so this would be a great place to visit!

  17. I’ve never heard of St. Simon’s Island before. It sounds like an amazing place to visit.

  18. What a great little downtown area and gorgeous town. Its places like these that really make me miss the south. We have a lot of beach line and light houses here in MI. So, there is always that for me to visit.

  19. What an amazing place to visit! We love hitting up different islands and trying out new places to eat.

  20. Ann Bacciaglia

    This looks like an amazing place to go on vacation. I would love to go to the Golf Resort.

  21. Lisa Bristol

    I would love to go to St Simons for a vacation. I would go shopping and explore the surroundings.

  22. How beautiful! I hadn’t heard of this part of Georgia before. It looks like such a relaxing get away.

  23. Nicole Dziedzic

    What a beautiful place to explore and enjoy! The views are so pretty. I would love to visit that Lighthouse. I have never been to a lighthouse before and it is on my list of things to see. The trolley tour sounds great!

  24. courtney b

    this is beautiful, looks peaceful and nice. 🙂

    thanks for sharing the beautiful pics!

    xoxoxox

  25. bianca roman

    i live in jacksonville, fl, so this isn’t too far from me and yet i’ve never been! i’ve heard it’s absolutely beautiful. i would love to eat at the local eateries and shop and visit the museum (because i’m a nerd at heart) and of course spend time at the water.

  26. john hutchens

    St. Simon’s sounds like a wonderful place to vacation. It has beaches and history, my favorite things. I think this would be so much fun for my wife and I for our honeymoon.

  27. Kristin K

    St Simons Island sounds like a beautiful place to visit! I would love to get away to the peace and quiet of a cottage-like experience, with lots of new adventures daily!

  28. Dandi D

    Wow, this looks like such a beautiful place to visit with the whole family!

  29. ellen beck

    It is so pretty there. I have always liked the history in places like this. I would want to visit the historical spots and hear more about them. I would also want to see the beach!

  30. Rosie

    I’ve never been to St. Simons Island but it looks so lovely! I’d love to just spend time leisurely enjoying the scenery, going for nature walks, a little shopping and some place new to eat every day.

  31. Christina A.

    Oh…I want to go here! We vacationed to Savannah last year and it was wonderful but St. Simons is on my “to travel to” list too!

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