Golden Isles

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Activities

The Golden Isles offer a multitude of activities to fill your day with either adventure or relaxation. If you're looking to get your heart pumping, take to the beach with a kiteboarding lesson, paddleboard or a day of charter fishing. If you're in search of serenity, join a kayak tour through the peaceful marshes of Glynn, saddle up for a guided horseback ride or enjoy a quiet bike ride around one of the islands. Of course, there is always the opportunity to relax on the beach and do nothing at all.

Highlights of the many activities available are listed below.

Golden Isles Beaches

Beach Fun

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The beaches of the Golden Isles are special to both residents and visitors from around the world.

bike riding on St. Simons Island, GA

Biking

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Discover the charm and history of the Golden Isles via bicycle. Miles of bike paths encircle and cross Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island providing easy and safe access to many historic sites, restaurants, beaches, and shops without the use of a car.
Golden Isles Birding

Birding

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The Golden Isles comprise a vast network of rivers, marshes and barrier islands that provide habitats for hundreds of species of birds.

Boating

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With the Golden Isles’ ideal location on the coast of Georgia, it’s no surprise that it offers a wealth of boating options—charter fishing, sailing,

Bowling

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Looking for a fun indoor activity during your visit to Georgia’s Golden Isles? Test your bowling skills against family and/or friends at one of two bowling centers. Both centers offer snacks and refreshments along with other games to play if you need a break between frames.

Camping

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Camping is the ideal activity to become closer to wildlife and the beautiful natural surroundings throughout Georgia’s coast.

Casino Cruise

There are only two gambling casinos located in the entire state of Georgia and both are on cruise ships. One of the cruise ships docks in Savannah and the other is right here in Historic Brunswick, in the Golden Isles of Georgia.

Disc Golf at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island

Disc Golf

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The Disc Golf course is located at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island.  Gascoigne Bluff is a beautiful and unique setting amongst live oaks, whose ancestors are believed to have been used in the building of the U.S.S.

Diving

For more than 30 years, certified scuba divers have enjoyed the splendor of the local underwater world. Situated off the coast of Georgia are many artificial reefs (shipwrecks) to explore.

Southeast Adventure Outfitters - St. Simons Island Fishing

Fishing

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If you like fishing, crabbing or seining, there are many options for you in Georgia’s Golden Isles. Charter a boat and head for deep water in search of kingfish, cobia or snapper. Enjoy surf-casting from the beach, or crab and fish from one of the many piers.

McGladrey Classic 2011 - Friday Round 2

Golfing

From the mainland to the islands lie 198 holes of golf on some of the country's most spectacular and widely acclaimed courses. For those who love the game of golf, few places can quicken the pulse quite like the Golden Isles of Georgia.

Hiking & Walking

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If you enjoy exercising outdoors, then the abundance of trails located throughout the Golden Isles make walking, hiking or jogging an ideal way to see the area.

Horseback Riding

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Saddle up and experience the Golden Isles on horseback! Guided tours make their way through maritime forests, near the salt marshes and along the beach.

Kayaking in the Golden Isles

Kayaking

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Kayaking is the perfect way for both adults and children to experience the ecological diversity and stunning beauty of the marshes, inlets, and rivers of the Golden Isles. Rent a kayak or join experienced outfitters (listed below) on kayak tours around St.

Golden Isles Kids Camps

Kids Camps

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The Golden Isles offers a variety opportunities for kids to have enjoyable and educational activities to participate in during the summer break.

Mini golf course on St. Simons Island - Neptune Park Fun Zone

Miniature Golf

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Miniature golf courses are located in the Neptune Park Fun Zone on St. Simons Island and near Great Dunes Park on Jekyll Island. The whole family will enjoy miniature golf providing great fun for all ages and skill levels. Choose one of the courses below or play a different course each day!

Movies & Plays

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From live theatre performances to movies on the big screen, you will find a small town theatre that offers exactly what you need.

Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding

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The Golden Isles are quickly becoming the destination for stand-up paddleboarding in Georgia. The huge tide swings unique to this area provide the perfect setting, producing predictable wave conditions that change depending on the tides schedule.

Photography

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Top Places to Photograph the Georgia Coast

With its unspoiled coastline, powdery dunes and sinewy marshlands, the spectacular nature of the Golden Isles provides a dramatic backdrop for photographers of all stripes.

Frederica Park

Picnicking

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Whether you pack a picnic basket or carry out an order from a local takeout restaurant, the best way to enjoy your fare is in the gorgeous outdoor setting of the Golden Isles.

Neptune Park Fun Zone St. Simons Island

Playgrounds

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Playgrounds are located throughout Georgia’s Golden Isles providing slides, jungle gyms, swings and other fun structures where children can play for hours. The Neptune Park Fun Zone on St.

Running & Jogging

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As you run along one of the many trail systems in Georgia’s Golden Isles, you will find yourself distracted from the trail and instead focused on our beautiful coastal landscape and historic sites.

Sailing

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Enjoy the beauty of the Golden Isles from aboard new and well-equipped sailboats.  Barry's Beach Service offers Hobie Cat sailboat rentals, rides and lessons along East Beach on St. Simons Island. 

Segway

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Riding the Segway® PT feels like nothing you've ever experienced because there's never been anything like it. Step on and your instinct will be to steady yourself, as you would on anything with two wheels.

Skate Parks

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You can choose from St. Simons Island’s only skate park located in Demere Park or its sister park in Brunswick at the North Glynn Recreation Complex. Each park has a different design and features to be rewarding for younger skaters and challenge intermediate and advanced skaters.

Tennis

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Tennis is can be played year round in the Golden Isles.

Neptune Park Fun Zone St. Simons Island

Waterparks

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During the summer months, you can choose from the mellow Neptune Park Fun Zone on St. Simons Island to the more extreme Summer Waves Water Park on Jekyll Island.