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 and the island’s villages offer a charming and unique selection of shops.

Year-round warm weather in the Golden Isles allows visitors to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, biking the St Simons Island Trail System, horseback riding, golf or relaxing with your toes in the sand on East Beach. You can tour the island’s historic sites in a variety of ways, including the island’s ever-popular trolley tours.

Looking for a day out with the whole family? Cool down and engage in a little outdoor recreation at Neptune Beach and its Fun Zone Water Park, which includes a public pool, miniature golf, and a fishing pier. Or take the whole family on a treasure hunt to search for the famous St Simons Island tree spirits!

Shopping in Redfern Village

Located on the midpoint of the Island near the traffic circle, St. Simons’ Redfern Village district offers an array of shops and restaurants, eclectic storefronts tucked away in a shady village setting. You’ll find plenty to eat or stores to visit, including antiques and artwork, gifts and jewelry, clothing and home accessories.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

Located near the village and pier. The Lighthouse and Keeper’s Dwelling were built in 1872 to replace the original lighthouse built in 1810 by James Gould of MA, the first lighthouse keeper. The original lighthouse was destroyed by Confederate forces in 1861 to prevent the beacon’s use by Federal troops during the Civil War. The Lighthouse is one of only five surviving light towers in GA. The Lighthouse still serves as an active aid to navigation for ships entering St. Simons Sound, casting its beam as far as 23 miles to sea. Visitors may climb the 129 steps to the top to experience spectacular, panoramic views of the coast including Jekyll Island, the mainland (Brunswick), and the south end of St. Simons Island.

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