Always save room for dessert, especially on a getaway to the Golden Isles! Nothing complements a beach day or nature excursion like a sweet treat. Cool down on a hot summer day with an ice cream cone, or celebrate the holidays by sharing baked goods with your loved ones. Georgia’s coast has plenty of spots where you can get your sugar fix.  

Check out some of our favorite local places for desserts in the Golden Isles: 


Golden Isles Ice Cream Shops  

From milkshakes to customizable frozen yogurt, satisfy your ice cream cravings in the Golden Isles at one of the locations below: 


1. Frosty’s Griddle and Shake 

All you need is love…and a milkshake! Choose from cones, sundaes, floats and milkshakes. Frosty’s Griddle and Shake on St. Simons Island proudly serves delicious Sutters ice cream from Sarasota, Florida. Try something different and order a fluffernutter frosty or an ice cream float with cold brew! 

Milkshake from Frosty's Griddle & Shake


2. Moo Cow Ice Cream 

If you’re always in the mood for sprinkles and sugar cones, Moo Cow Ice Cream serves up house-churned artisan ice cream that’s loved by both locals and visitors on St. Simons Island. From classic to quirky flavors, Moo Cow Ice Cream is a cool, tasty treat that’s sure to hit the spot on a hot summer day. 


3. Fuse Frozen Yogurt 

Make life sweeter by stopping by one of the three Fuse Frozen Yogurt shops in the Golden Isles, located in Pier Village, Longview Plaza, and on Jekyll Island. Customize your own dessert by choosing from premium frozen yogurt, sorbets, and gelato with all the topping options you could possibly dream of. No combination is off limits! 

Fuse Frozen Yogurt on St. Simons Island


Golden Isles Bakeries and Markets 

If you’re a sugar addict, or you just love starting your day with a bakery treat, here are some of our favorite local bakeries and markets where you can find something sweet to indulge in: 


1. Dulce Dough Bakery 

There isn’t a problem that donuts can’t solve! Known for being the go-to spot for bakery items on St. Simons Island, Dulce Dough Bakery serves up donuts and classic French pastries made fresh daily! With constant new creations, there’s always something unique for you to try. These treats sell out quick, so for the best selection of flavors, get there early. 

Donuts at Dulce Dough Bakery


2. Uncle Don’s Market 

Pie season is the best season! Uncle Don’s Market on St. Simons Island not only sells fresh produce and pre-packaged meals, but a great selection of pies, cakes, and other sweet treats. Stop in to support a local business and leave with something delicious to share. 


3. Three Little Birds 

Heaven is just a muffin away! Head to Three Little Birds on St. Simons Island when your baked good cravings kick in. This grab-and-go spot offers an alternating variety of pastries and treats daily, from muffins and cookies to fresh mini donuts, and if you’re also hungry for a meal they’ve got you covered. 


4. St. Simons Crêpes

Make your day better with a delicious crepe from St. Simons Crêpes! Located in Pier Village, St. Simons Crêpes is the perfect mid-day treat that you can easily enjoy as you walk down the St. Simons Island Pier. From fresh fruit and ice cream to caramel and nutella, there are plenty of tasty flavor combinations to choose from!

Crepe from St. Simons Crepes


Golden Isles Coffee Shops 

Nothing pairs better with a sweet baked good than a cup of coffee! Visit one of these coffee shops where you can both get your caffeine kick and try a sweet treat: 


1. Wake Up Coffee Company 

Make Wake Up Coffee Company your go-to for a hand-crafted coffee or bakery item. Choose from a selection of sweets: waffles, brownies, pastries, toast, & more! With locations in both Brunswick and on St. Simons Island, Wake Up Coffee Company is a beloved coffee shop you must visit during your time in the Golden Isles. 


2. The Cottage Custard & Coffee 

Cool off with a scoop of frozen custard from The Cottage Coffee and Custard! Customize your toppings and choice of cone to create the perfect combination. Or, treat yourself to a mouthwatering cinnamon roll or baked good. You’ll have no issues finding something to sweeten your day. 

Ice cream from The Cottage Custard & Coffee


Golden Isles Candy Shops  

Who says candy shops have an age limit? Here’s where to go if the whole family is looking for something sweet to snack on: 


1. St. Simons Sweets  

Happiness is a cookie in each hand. St. Simons Sweets is one of the most popular shops located in the St. Simons Pier Village where you can browse locally made desserts, ice cream, gifts and more. Here you will find just about anything you can dream of that’s covered in chocolate! 

Candy at St. Simons Sweets