BEACHESSt. Simons Island features two public beaches:
Massingale Park Beach features a picnic area, bathhouse, and even an on-duty lifeguard from June 1st until Labor Day. Parking and fishing are both free at Massingale, and drinking is allowed.
The Coast Guard Station Beach is the second beach on the St. Simons Island located by the Coast Guard Station. It also has a bathhouse and showers, as well as on-duty lifeguards and permitted drinking.
There are many other public accesses to the beach along the roads that parallel the ocean. Just look for signs, but please always remember to respect homeowners’ rights and properties when parking.
Beach Rules for Glynn County:
No glass containers • No motorized vehicles • No littering • Please use the beach trash receptacle or carry your trash off the beach to a dumpster • If your animal leaves more than prints in the sand, please pick it up and dispose of it in a trash receptacle • Animals are prohibited on the beach from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day from Mallery St. (the pier) to First St./East Beach (Coast Guard Station)
Check for any current Beach Swimming Advisories
BIKE RENTALS & SALESBarry's Beach Service
The Beach Club • King and Prince Beach
Resort Benjy's Bike Shop
912-638-6766 • 130 Retreat Plaza
912-634-5551 • 1700 Frederica Road
912-638-5225 • 1300 Ocean Boulevard
Wheel Fun Rentals
912-634-0606 • 532 Ocean Boulevard Casino
COMMUNITY THEATERThe Island Players
912-554-2034 • 1409/11 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA
912-634-9100 • Shops at Sea Island, St. Simons Island
Movies at Glynn Place Mall
912-265-7600 • 551 Mall Boulevard Brunswick, GA 31525
Movie Night Under the Stars
Enjoy free movies outdoors, under the stars during warm weather months. Feature-length films are family-oriented, with a "G" or "PG" rating. Movies are shown at Mary Ross Waterfront.
FISHINGCoastal Georgia Charter Fishing
1000 Arthur J Moore Dr.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Jaybird Fishing Charters
PO Box 20990
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
GOLFCoastal Georgia Golf
The coastal region of Georgia is home to many inviting and breathtaking golf courses - both on the mainland and in the famed Golden Isles. Featuring over 180 holes of spectacular golf, we have listed below some of the premier courses in this area. Sea
Pine Lakes Golf Club
Georgia's largest public golf resort with 63 holes on three 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course. "Great Dunes" is an authentic links course. "Oleander" consistently ranks among the state's best. "Pine Lakes" is the longest and tightest. "Indian Mound" showcases Jekyll's spectacular scenery. For 9-hole course info call 912-635-2170.
Coastal Pines Golf Club
An 18-hole championship course. Exceptional course with driving range and excellent rates. Southeast Georgia's newest golf course.
Located on GA 99 between GA 341 and I-95, Brunswick
Oak Grove Island Golf and Country Club
800-780-8133 • 126 Clipper Bay • Brunswick, GA
Sapelo Hammock Golf Club
912-832-GOLF (4653) • 500 Marshview Drive • Shellman Bluff, GA
Sapelo Hammock Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72 daily fee course. Annual member passes available. $29.96 during the week, $40.66 on weekends and holidays for a round of golf (per person) - includes cart, tax, and all the golfing challenge you can stand. Driving time from either Brunswick or Savannah is approximately 40 minutes. 500 Marshview Drive, Shellman Bluff.
Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort
Frederica Road • St. Simons Island
Sea Palms Resort offers 27 holes of newly renovated on site golf with another 135 holes available in the area. Our resort rooms and suites offer spectacular views of the marshes and our courses boast challenging shots over lagoons and under majestic oaks. 800-841-6268.
The King and Prince Golf Course
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
The newly restored King and Prince Golf Course, Home of the Hampton Club, is an 18-hole championship course of extraordinary beauty that unfolds in harmony with the challenges of one of Georgia’s great courses. It is renowned for its ancient forests, vast salt marshes, lagoons, and dramatic island holes. Two professional PGA instructors are available for lessons on the driving range, the oversized putting green, or the short game area. This is a great way to warm up for your round of golf.
Brunswick Country Club
Highway 17, North Darien Highway 4041
Brunswick, GA 31520
Jekyll Island Golf Club
Come Play Coastal Georgia's Newest Golf Course - Our 63 holes make Jekyll Island Georgia's largest public golf resort. And its quiet beaches, wondrous Historic District, restaurants, and ten hotels make it Georgia's jewel...a perfect golf getaway.
Frederica Golf Club
18 holes over 7217 yards with a par of 72 (Private Equity Facility)
30 Pikes Bluff Lane
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
St. Simons Island Club
100 Kings Way, St. Simons Island
TOURS, EXIBITS, HISTORIC SITES & MOREIsland Tours
912-638-7086 • Find us at the Pier Kayak and Sailboat Rentals and Lessons
Casino Cruise Ship
Emerald Princess II
912-265-3558 • Gisco Point off the Jekyll Island Causeway
Barry's Beach Service
912-638-8053 • The Beach Club • King and Prince Beach Resort
912-268-2016 • 130 Pier Village Marketplace • St. Simons Island
Ocean Motion's Kayak Tours
912-638-5225 • 420 Arnold Road
Salt Marsh Nature Tour
SouthEast Adventure Outfitters
912-638-6732 • Pier Village
Avenue of Oaks
Located on Frederica Road
Anne Page King planted this famous "Avenue of Oaks" that highlights the entrance to the Sea Island Golf Club.
Bloody Marsh Battle Site
Located Off Demere Road
The battle fought here on July 7, 1742, when Spanish troops landed on the south end of St. Simons Island, proved to be the turning point in the Spanish conquest of Georgia. The marsh ran red with Spanish blood and the battle was a decisive British victory which ended forever the threat of Spanish invasion into this colony.
Pristine and secluded, Cumberland Island National Seashore, is located south of Brunswick, via I-95, Exit 3. A favorite destination for coastal visitors who love history, wildlife, and a vast sweep of unspoiled beaches. For ferry boat schedules call 912.882.4335.
St Simon's Island Lighthouse
101 Twelfth Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
First constructed in 1807 by James Gould on Couper's Point, this towering, 104 foot lighthouse was reconstructed in 1872 on the same site to replace the original which was destroyed by retreating Confederate forces in 1862. A beautifully restored 1872 lighthouse keeper's home complements the lighthouse.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
214 Stable Road . Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527
Visitors to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will explore exhibits on sea turtle conservation, rehabilitation, and their amazing journey from egg to adulthood. School field trips, public programs, and special events will highlight Georgia’s unique coastal ecosystem and the mysterious world of these ancient reptiles.
ART & FESTIVALSGlynn Art Museum
St. Simons Island,
*Classes for children (starting at age 7) year-round (hand-building in clay)
*Kids Pottery Classes- Saturday mornings 10-11:30 am
$85/6 classes/members $90/6 classes/non-members
Clay: $13/12 lbs
$120/6 classes- for members and $130/6 classes for non-members
Clay: $25/25 lbs
Glynn Art in the Park
Spring Festival on April 14 & 15, 2012 and its 43rd Annual Fall Festival on October 13 & 14, 2012 in the newly renovated Postell Park on St. Simons Island
Jazz In The Park
Planned for high tide evenings (for maximum breeze and comfort!), the concerts bring residents and tourists alike to the lawn of St. Simons Island Lighthouse for one of the most pleasant and entertaining evenings you can spend in the Golden Isles. All concerts are from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for kids under 6. Bring a chair or blanket to relax on, a picnic summer, your favorite beverage – and of course, all your friends for the high-tide event that’s become a Golden Isles tradition.
WATER PARKSNeptune Park
550 Beachview Drive
St. Simons Island, GA
(Next to the SSI Lighthouse)
Wednesday, May 23- 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 24- 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Friday, May 25- 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 26- 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 27- 1:00 to 7:00 pmThe pool will be open 7 days a week beginning Memorial Day.
Daily Pass: $7
Lap Swim: $7
Water Aerobics: $5
Lap Swim: $7
Group rates: $5 per person for a group of 20 - contact the pool to make
reservations for your group.
Summer Waves Water Park
A FAVORITE for our family! Summer Waves Water Park is located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.
210 South Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
General Admission: $19.95
Junior Admission (under 48' tall): $15.95
Two Day Ticket (Must be used within 5 days of first use) $24.95
Senior Splash (age 60 & over): $10.95
Children 3 and under: Free with approved swim diaper
Night Splash ( Weekdays): $11.95
Night Splash (Sat. & Sunday): $13.95
Don't see what you're looking for?Here are a couple of links that may help:
Explore St Simons Island
The St Simons Island Experience