Paddleboarders enjoy a sunrise stroll along Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, GA

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Golden Isles

Nestled on the Georgia coast, midway between Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL, lie four beautiful barrier islands-St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island--and the mainland city of Historic Brunswick. Pristine stretches of marshland, punctuated by small islands known as hammocks, define the breathtaking landscape and create the appearance of a continuous stretch of land reaching out to the barrier islands. Beautiful marshlands...


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    There are so many reasons why families and couples travel to the Golden Isles each summer. The warm weather, sunny beaches, friendly residents, and endless things to do beckon those who seek a…

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    One of the famous and mysterious St. Simons Island Tree Spirits

    St. Simons Island

    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.

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    Sea Island

    Reached by a causeway from St. Simons Island, Sea Island is an internationally acclaimed resort.

    Little St. Simons

    Little St. Simons Island

    Accessible only by boat from Hampton River Marina on St. Simons Island’s north end, Little St. Simons Island is a privately owned, 11,000-acre barrier island resort.

    Kayaking Jekyll Island

    Jekyll Island

    The southernmost island of the Golden Isles, Jekyll Island is one of the most popular islands for those who visit coastal Georgia.

    Explore the undeveloped Altamaha River on a guided kayak tour in Brunswick, GA


    The mainland port city of Historic Downtown Brunswick is laid out in a formal grid similar to Savannah's, with city streets and squares still bearing their colonial names.


    Around the Golden Isles

    Imagine yourself right here in the Golden Isles! Take in the sweeping views of Great Dunes Beach and pan your way northwards towards St. Simons Island. Experience the coast of Golden Isles and embark on a visit one step closer to reality.

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    Map of Golden Isles

    Annual Events

    With festivals and events unique to the Golden Isles occurring every year, many loyal travelers keep coming back to this beautiful coastal setting.

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    Plan the perfect trip to the Georgia coast with our Golden Isles Visitor Guide. Find trip inspiration, must-visit sites, and experiences not to be missed.

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