Golden Isles

Use the following navigation to visit the main site sections

St. Simons Island

loading photos

The largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island lies across the immortalized Marshes of Glynn, made famous by poet Sidney Lanier. Moss-draped oaks line the winding island streets, creating a picture-perfect image worthy of a Faulkner tale.

The island’s villages offer a charming and unique selection of shops, plus a variety of hotels and lodging options to fit your needs. View current specials and packages before booking your St. Simons Island getaway.

St. Simons Island History

St. Simons Island is dotted with exceptional historic sites and attractions, from the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum—a working lighthouse built in 1872—to the Bloody Marsh Battle Site, where, in July 1742, British and Scottish soldiers protecting colonial Georgia defeated a larger Spanish force in a battle that helped end Spanish incursions outside Florida. 

Fort Frederica National Monument, which preserves archeological remnants of the local British colony and its defense against Spain, and historic Christ Church, Frederica—one of the oldest churches in Georgia, with worship held continuously since 1736—are located on the island’s north end. History buff or not, you won't want to miss Christ Church's picturesque and somewhat haunting grounds.

Toward the southern tip, the Maritime Center located in the restored U.S. Coast Guard Station provides fascinating glimpses of the area’s natural evolution, while highlighting some of its maritime and military history.

Learn more about St. Simons Island's rich history.

Playground at Neptune Park near the Neptune Park Fun Zone waterpark

Things to Do on St. Simons Island

Year-round warm weather in the Golden Isles allows visitors to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, biking the St. Simons Island Trail System, horseback ridinggolfing, or relaxing with your toes in the sand on East Beach. Visitors can tour the island’s historic sites on a variety of transportation options, including the island's ever-popular guided trolley tours through the island.

Looking for a day out with the whole family? Visitors and residents alike enjoy cooling down and engaging in a little outdoor recreation at Neptune Park and its Fun Zone water park, which includes a public pool, miniature golf and a fishing pier. Or take the whole family on a treasure hunt to search for the famous St. Simons Island tree spirits!

Grab a Golden Isles Visitors Guide or check out our St. Simons Island map and tour on your own by car, or rent a bike and cruise the island’s extensive bike paths. If you want to sit back and enjoy a more guided experience—try one of our tours.

With so many things to do on St. Simons Island, it could be difficult figuring out where to start. We've gathered our top five favorite things to do on St. Simons Island to help you plan your perfect escape.

Dining & Restaurants on St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island offers a variety of dining options from fine dining to casual outdoor fare. Some of our favorite things to eat on St. Simons Island? Catch 228's fresh oyster bar, pretty much anything from the inspiring and ever-changing menu at Delaney's Bistro, crunchy seafood mac and cheese from ECHO (complete with an oceanfront seat on the patio with sweeping views), an Italian appetizer and some craft beverages from Ember, or some incredible small plates or the freshest fish from Halyards

No matter what type of food you are looking for, St. Simons Island has a restaurant for it! Find your favorite restaurant on St. Simons Island.

 

Flickr Photoset ID: 

Photos taken on St. Simons Island.

Wildlife 3Wildlife 2Wildlife 1Shrimp Boats 6Shrimp Boats 5Shrimp Boats 4Shrimp Boats 3Shrimp Boats 2Shrimp Boats 1Pier Village 3Pier Village 2Pier Village 1Neptune Park 4Neptune Park 3Neptune Park 2Neptune Park 1Movies Under the StarsSt. Simons Lighthouse 10St. Simons Lighthouse 11Avenue of the Oaks 1Avenue of the Oaks 2Avenue of the Oaks 3Avenue of the Oaks 4A.W. Jones Heritage Center 3A.W. Jones Heritage Center 5St. Simons Lighthouse 1St. Simons Lighthouse 10St. Simons Lighthouse 11St. Simons Lighthouse 12St. Simons Lighthouse 13St. Simons Lighthouse 14St. Simons Lighthouse 15St. Simons Lighthouse 2St. Simons Lighthouse 3St. Simons Lighthouse 4St. Simons Lighthouse 5St. Simons Lighthouse 6St. Simons Lighthouse 7St. Simons Lighthouse 8St. Simons Lighthouse 9Golden Isles Marina 1Golden Isles Marina 2Golden Isles Marina 3Golden Isles Marina 4Golden Isles Marina 5Hampton River Marina 1Hampton River Marina 10Hampton River Marina 2Hampton River Marina 3Hampton River Marina 4Hampton River Marina 5Hampton River Marina 6Hampton River Marina 7Hampton River Marina 8Hampton River Marina 9July 4th Celebration 14July 4th Celebration 15July 4th Celebration 16July 4th Celebration 17July 4th Celebration 18Gascoigne Bluff Pier 1Gascoigne Bluff Pier 10Gascoigne Bluff Pier 11Gascoigne Bluff Pier 2Gascoigne Bluff Pier 3Gascoigne Bluff Pier 4Gascoigne Bluff Pier 5Gascoigne Bluff Pier 6Gascoigne Bluff Pier 7Gascoigne Bluff Pier 8Gascoigne Bluff Pier 9Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 1Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 10Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 11Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 12Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 13Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 14Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 15Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 16Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 17Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 2Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 3Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 4Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 5Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 6Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 7Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 8Gascoigne Bluff Slave Cabins 9Gascoigne Bluff 1Gascoigne Bluff 2Gascoigne Bluff 3Gascoigne Bluff 4Gascoigne Bluff 5Gascoigne Bluff 6Gascoigne Bluff 7Fort Frederica National Monument 1Fort Frederica National Monument 2Fort Frederica National Monument 3Fort Frederica National Monument 4Fort Frederica National Monument 6Fort Frederica National Monument 7Fort Frederica National Monument 8Fort Frederica National Monument 9Fort Frederica National Monument 10Fort Frederica National Monument 11Fort Frederica National Monument 12Fort Frederica National Monument 13Fort Frederica National Monument 14Fort Frederica National Monument 15Fort Frederica National Monument 16Fort Frederica National Monument 17Fort Frederica National Monument 18Fort Frederica National Monument 19Fort Frederica National Monument 20122Fort Frederica National Monument 21Fort Frederica National Monument 22Fort Frederica National Monument 23Fort Frederica National Monument 24443Fort Frederica National Monument 25Fort Frederica National Monument 26Fort Frederica National Monument 27Fort Frederica National Monument 28Flowers 1Flowers 2Flowers 3Flowers 4Flowers 5Flowers 6Flowers 7Flowers 8Flowers 9Flowers 10Flowers 11Flowers 12Flowers 13Flowers 14Flowers 15Flowers 16Epworth by the Sea 1Epworth by the Sea 2F.J. Torras Causeway 1F.J. Torras Causeway 2F.J. Torras Causeway 3F.J. Torras Causeway 4F.J. Torras Causeway 5F.J. Torras Causeway 6F.J. Torras Causeway 7F.J. Torras Causeway 8First African Baptist Church 1First African Baptist Church 2First African Baptist Church 3First African Baptist Church 4First African Baptist Church 5Christ Church 8Christ Church 7Christ Church 6Christ Church 5Christ Church 4Christ Church 3Christ Church 2Christ Church 1Beach Fun 6Beach Fun 18Beach Fun 19Arts & Crafts Festival 4Antique Show 22Arthur Moore Methodist Museum 1Arthur Moore Methodist Museum 2Arthur Moore Methodist 10Tree Spirit 4Tree Spirit 3Tree Spirit 2Tree Spirit 1
File Attachments: 
FileSize
St. Simons Island Map7.91 MB