Activities in the Golden Isles
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- The Beach
St. Simons Island has glorious beaches that can stretch out for hundreds of yards. At low tide you can traverse the island and never leave the sand. East Beach has accessible beaches all the time. Head towards the Coast Guard Station if you need a beach fix during high tide. Check out the Golden Isles Tide Chart for the best times to visit the beach!
- Neptune Pool
Open 7 days a week 1pm – 8pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. General admission $7.00 per day (children under 3 free with paid adult). Concession stand on site. Swimming lessons are available.
If not for the beach, golf would be king on St. Simons Island and the surrounding area. We have four golf clubs on the island, 2 of which are open to the public. Sea Palms and The King & Prince
This is one of our favorite activities. You can cruise along miles of bike paths under the shade of live oaks all through the village or go as far as Christ Church, a historical local landmark.
- Horseback Riding
Trotting on horseback on the beach at sunset is a beautiful thing! Beginners or experienced riders can trot or ramble along island trails or on the beaches or take a tour on a buggy ride.
- Best Fresh Seafood
The nearby City Market in Brunswick has fresh seafood daily. It is located at 1508 Gloucester St. 31520. The shrimp boats you see off our beach supply the shrimp to City Market!!
You can stroll into the village and get your rod and bait at St. Simons Bait and Tackle and simply toss in a line at the pier.
- Kayaking/Paddle Boarding
Try your hand at kayaking in the salt marshes.
- Water Park
Located on Jekyll Island and a twenty-minute drive from St. Simons. Ride the wave pool, cruise the slides or relax in the pool from May 10th to September 7th.
- Casino Cruises
The Emerald Princess offers roulette, blackjack, poker, craps, 130 slot machines and dinner… She sets sail from downtown Brunswick.
- Other places to visit on the island
Fort Frederica, St. Simons Light House and Christ Church, built in 1736, 1807 and the 1700s, respectively, these island treasures provide an historical perspective of colonial and Civil War era Georgia. Bloody Marsh is also a “must see” for history buffs!
- Just a short drive away
Jekyll Island was once the home to the “cottages” of Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Morgan. Many of these are still available for view in the historic district. It is a short drive and a beautiful place to visit.
We hope you get a chance to do some of the suggestions listed above but we know that even if you just do nothing, you’ll still fall in love with St. Simons. …Enjoy! -Covenant Property Management