Weather & Tide Info
Find local weather conditions and tide information to help you plan your stay in the Golden Isles. If you have never been to coastal Georgia, read about our local climate and review the below tide chart for St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Brunswick.
Weather in the Golden Isles is mild, as gentle ocean breezes help to warm our winters and cool our summers. The annual rainfall is approximately 50 inches and the area sees an average temperature of 68º F. Typically, July and August are the warmest months and December and January the coolest. With pleasant conditions throughout each season, we host visitors all year round.
In the warm summer months, our visitors tend to enjoy all things beaches—from strolling the unspoiled seven-mile beach on St. Simons Island to snapping the perfect picture at Driftwood Beach. View our complete guide to Golden Isles beaches to find the perfect sandy retreat.
Winter in the Golden Isles is also a treat. Visitors enjoy signature holiday events like our Mistletoe Market on St. Simons Island and the popular Jekyll Island Tree Lighting Festival. Culinary traditions in winter are also not to be missed—reserve a table at the Jekyll Island Club Resort's Holiday High Tea if you're visiting in December.
Spring and fall are great times to enjoy other activities and attractions in the Golden Isles. Visitors love learning about local critters at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and diving into the area's historic past at Fort Frederica National Monument.
Current Conditions and Weather Forecast provided by Weather Underground. For full information and a detailed forecast, please visit their page. For information about severe weather alerts, visit our emergency communications page.
You don’t have to spend more than an afternoon at the beach or on the rivers to become aware of the enormous effect that tides have on the coastal landscape. That's why tide charts for St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Brunswick are so important to us all here in the Golden Isles.
There are four tides per 24-hour period, two low tides alternating with two high tides, each approximately six hours apart. The typical difference between high and low tide in water depth at a given point is approximately seven feet (7 ft). This means that at low tide, beaches are significantly wider (better for shelling) while rivers are significantly narrower and shallower. River fishing is generally thought to be at its best several hours immediately before and after the crest (high point) or ebb (low point) of a tide. Also, tides normally run higher in the spring and fall and at times of a full moon.
Golden Isles tide charts and tables are readily available at no charge from marinas, hardware stores, and many other retailers throughout the area. For the most up-to-date tide information, visit the National Weather Service website.