On the coast of Georgia, midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, lie a series of barrier islands called the Golden Isles. The Golden Isles include St. Simons Island, Little St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Sea Island, each world-renowned for their picturesque marshlands, sandy beaches, golf courses, historic attractions, and natural beauty. In fact, the charm and beauty of these island towns was recognized recently by Travel & Leisure as America’s favorite beach town and as one of the best islands in the Continental United States, among other awards and accolades. St. Simons Island is approximately 30 minutes away from our Bed and Breakfast, making it easy to enjoy our luxury property and amenities, while fully exploring St. Simons and other barrier islands during your time in Georgia. Take advantage of our beautiful spring and summer weather, and book a getaway to our luxury Georgia Bed and Breakfast today!
Top St. Simons Island Attractions Near our Luxury Inn
St. Simons Island is the largest of the barrier islands, and the most popular with out-of-town visitors. Here, you’ll discover the historic Marshes of Glynn, which were made famous by poet Sidney Lanier, and enjoy picture-perfect views of towering moss-draped oak trees that line the streets. Beyond these picture-perfect views, visitors enjoy browsing the quaint villages, beaches, museums, golf courses, and trails. Whether you’re here for a day or a week, here are 8 must-see attractions on St. Simons Island to consider next time you stay with us:
- The best beach on St. Simons Island is East Beach, perfect for families looking to play in the sand, and couples who enjoy long walks on the beach.
- At the northern tip of East Beach is Gould’s Inlet. While the beach here is beautiful, the area is popular for nature lovers. There is a pier which is perfect for fishing, and it’s also a great place for bird watching, and catching magical sunrises.
- Stop in for a visit at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum. The original structure, built in 1810, was destroyed by confederate forces. It was later rebuilt in 1872 to what you see today, and is one of only five surviving lighthouses in Georgia. There is a beautiful view from the top that is worth climbing each of the 129 steps.
- Visit southern St. Simons Island, which is home to the famous Avenue of the Oaks. The Avenue of the Oaks used to welcome people into the Retreat Plantation. It’s now the entrance to the Sea Palms Resort, where you can play 18 holes on any one of the three golf courses.
- Take a few minutes to enjoy St. Simons’ Natural Beauty at Cannon’s Point Preserve, a 600-acre preserve that is considered to be one of the most biologically rich ecosystems in the country.
- Visit Christ Church in Frederica, known to be the oldest Church in Georgia. This beautiful building just so happens to be one of the most photographed locations on St. Simons Island, and maybe even in the entire country.
- Visit Fort Frederica National Monument, and learn about Georgia’s earliest history in the 1700’s, when it was caught in the middle between Spain and Britain. Fort Frederica’s troops were involved in the historic Battle of Bloody Marsh, which ultimately sealed Georgia’s fate as a British colony.
- Take a ride along the St. Simons Island Biking Trail, which includes over 30 miles of bike paths around the island.
After a day on beautiful St. Simons Island, come back to our luxury Bed and Breakfast. Our private 16-acre property, complete with luxury amenities and true Southern hospitality, will feel like a retreat. Book your getaway with us today.