If you need a break from the sand, walk along one of our ocean or riverside piers like the St. Simons Island pier or the Jekyll Island pier, both great ocean fishing piers. Take a look at the Golden Isles' St. Simons Island Pier Webcam to get a glimpse of the area's unbeatable landscape and current weather. Piers are the perfect place to go fishing, crabbing, or simply to take in the scenery. Regardless of how you choose to enjoy the beaches and piers of the Golden Isles, enjoying the beauty of these fabled shores provide wonderful memories to last for years.
Located in Pier Village at the end of Mallery Street, the St. Simons Island Pier provides outdoor lighting along the full length of the pier thus making it a great location for an evening stroll after dinner. The pier overlooks St. Simons Sound which is visited annually by North Atlantic Right Whales, usually seen between December and March, as they migrate from northeastern United States to the calving area in southeastern United States. Other months of the year you can spot dolphin feeding along the coast and an occasional massive cargo ship passing by on its way to deliver hundreds of imported cars to the Port of Brunswick.
St. Simons Island Pier offers tray tables and water hoses along the railings for those fishing to prepare their bait or clean their catch. Benches along each side of the pier offer a place to sit and watch fishermen and crabbers reel in their day’s bounty, or simply enjoy the views of Jekyll Island. A short stroll from the local hardware store and bait & tackle shop in the Pier Village makes it easy to purchase gear or bait. St. Simons Island Pier is said to be one of only three ocean piers on the Georgia coast with the others being the Jekyll Island Pier and the Tybee Island Ocean Pier.
Jekyll Island Pier is located in the Clam Creek Picnic Area on Jekyll Island. This is a great location for fishing and crabbing, conveniently located next to the Jekyll Island Fishing Center where you can purchase ice, bait, gear and even fishing books. There are also public restrooms, picnic tables, and grills a short walk from the pier. The pier is also a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the wildlife and ocean views.
Brunswick is home to two great fishing piers, both with scenic settings. The Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park offers unsurpassed views of the landscape that served as Poet Sidney Lanier's inspiration. Blythe Island Regional Park features a brand new fishing pier, along with campsites and an RV park. Picnic areas are available at both Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park and Blythe Island Regional Park, making each location a wonderful place to spend a leisurely day in the outdoors.