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.
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 features breathtaking beaches, fascinating museums, challenging golf courses, and unique shopping among its charming streets. Follow picture-perfect moss-draped oaks to the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, or visit the Fort Frederica National Monument, and the Christ Church - one of the oldest churches in Georgia. Take in a day of adventure with things to do like, kayaking, fishing, biking, and tours.
Find exceptional restaurants, top things to do and a variety of friendly inns to luxurious resorts round out the island’s warm welcome, giving it the claims to fame that have attracted vacationers and groups for generations.
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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.
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Dining 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 the island? Fresh oysters, handmade pizza, award-winning barbecue, and locally-caught seafood - just to name a few.
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.