Nestled on the Georgia coast, midway between Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL, lie four beautiful barrier islands—St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island—and the mainland city of Brunswick.
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 worthy of a Faulkner tale.
Sea Island is an internationally acclaimed resort. The Sea Island Company features two of the world’s most exceptional destinations: the Forbes Five-Star Cloister on Sea Island and The Lodge at Sea Island, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond property located on the southern end of St. Simons Island. In fact, Sea Island is the only resort in the world to achieve four Forbes Five-Stars twelve years in a row.
The southernmost island of the Golden Isles, Jekyll Island is one of the most popular islands for those who visit coastal Georgia. This 5,500-acre island is home to 10 miles of shoreline and a variety of events, family-friendly activities and attractions. From the iconic Driftwood Beach to the island's historical homes, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and more, Jekyll Island has something for everyone.
An ideal destination for family reunions and small gatherings, Little St. Simons Island offers guest activities ranging from guided nature walk day tours through the ancient maritime forest (led by a staff naturalist) to canoeing, kayaking, fishing, shell collecting, bicycling and birding. Guests may also choose to pass the day relaxing on the porch or enjoying the tranquility of the island’s seven-mile, undeveloped beach.
The mainland port city of Brunswick is laid out in a formal grid similar to Savannah's, with city streets and squares still bearing their colonial names. Docked at the wharf, the array of shrimp boats are ready to trawl the local waters—evidence of the area’s rich seafood industry. Watch the ocean vessels come into port, see the shrimpers unload at the docks along Bay Street and then sample the catch of the day at one of the fine restaurants.
The Golden Isles offers a multitude of activities to fill your day with either adventure or relaxation. If you're looking to get your heart pumping, take to the beach with a paddleboard lesson or a day of charter fishing.