St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island beaches are currently closed following social distancing recommendations. Please see beach closure details and our full list of updates here.
The beaches of the Golden Isles welcome you to an exhilarating landscape of sea, sun and fun. There are so many different ways to enjoy our barrier island beaches—stroll along the endless sand, spend your day shelling, or wade in the water and splash in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Golden Isles beaches feature the ever-popular East Beach on St. Simons Island, the iconic Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, the unspoiled seven-mile beach of Little St. Simons Island and many more beaches to be discovered. Jekyll Island and St. Simons Islands' beaches are public, while the beaches on Little St. Simons Island and Sea Island are for private guests only. View our complete guide to beaches to help plan your sandy retreat.
Visit our FAQ page for more information or check out our beach webcams to get a real-time look at our shores. Plan your perfect beach day by checking the current tide chart for maximizing your time on the shore. Extend your beach trip by booking a stay at a hotel on the beach, or by pitching a tent under the stars and camping near the beach.
Please reference the comprehensive list below for locations and more information.