St. Simons Island is a small island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Georgia (east coast of the United States).
Saint-Simon Island is part of the Golden Isles of Georgia, a group of barrier islands and marshy hammocks between the Altamaha River Delta to the north and St. Simons. The Island is linked to the city of Brunswick by a two-lane, 7-kilometer-long causeway.
Located on the southeast Georgia coast, midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, St. Simons Island is both a seaside resort and residential community. Tourism is the main occupation for the residents. There are numerous cotton plantations on the island.
Access : Coordinates: 31.159722, -81.388611 / Commercial air travelers arrive via the nearby Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK). The Three island marinas accommodate pleasure boaters.
/ by car via the F.J. Torras Causeway
- Fort Frederica National Monument : Fort Frederica is a British colonial fort and settlement, The fort was built in 1736 in the marshland of the delta of the Altamaha River on a tributary named after the Frederica River settlement to control shipping off the coast and thus close the border between the British colonies and the Spanish Florida protect. On May 26, 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the fort’s designation as a National Monument-Type Memorial.
- Neptune Park : Neptune Park includes the Neptune Park Fun Zone and is in the “village” area and adjacent to the pier / Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum and Library / A. W. Jones Heritage Center.
- Avenue of the Oaks : Originally planted in 1850 by Anne Page King as the carriage entrance to Retreat Plantation, Visitors can view the oaks by driving toward the entrance to the Golf Club.
- Bloody Marsh Battle Site , St. Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA , At the Battle of Bloody Marsh on July 7, 1742, an outnumbered force of British soldiers ambushed and defeated Spanish troops , mainly a viewing area and informational display
- Maritime Center at the Historic Coast Guard Station, former Coast Guard Station located at East Beach on St. Simons Island. The original station was built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration.
- Historic Lovely Lane Chapel – Norman W. Dodge built St. James Union Church at Gascoigne Bluff to serve the lumber mill community In 1880, / World War II Home Front Museum , 4201 1st St East Beach, Saint Simons Island, GA /
- Mildred Huie Plantation Museum at Mediterranean House , 1819 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA / Christ Church, a beautiful Episcopal church at which Methodism founder John Wesley preached to the Frederica congregation.
- St. Simons Island Lighthouse : St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum , The original St. Simons Island lighthouse, which was built in 1810 , St. Simons Island Lighthouse guides ships in the St-Simon Strait and warns of the region’s many sandbanks. The St. Simons Lighthouse, along with the northernmost water tower on Jekyll Island, forms the dividing line that separates St. Simon Strait from the Atlantic Ocean.
- East Beach / Fishing Pier , Nice place for a walk watching the sunset / Cannon’s Point Preserve ,A 600-acre wilderness tract on the northeast corner of St. Simons Island, Great place to hike / Massengale Park , 1350 Ocean Blvd, Saint Simons Island, GA
- Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island ,Tree Spirits, an image of a weathered face carved out of one of the oak trees sculptured by Keith Jennings / Wesley Memorial & Gardens , 6510 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA
- Cassina Garden Club tabby cabins,1049 Arthur J Moore Dr next to Epworth By the Sea, Saint Simons Island, GA / Epworth By the Sea , 100 Arthur J Moore Dr, Saint Simons Island, GA , huge fields and conference rooms for groups activities and many hidden gardens, statues .the property includes six motels, 12 family apartments, and 13 youth cabins.
- Gascoigne Bluff : Gascoigne Bluff is located on the island of Saint Simons Island, the capital , Gascoigne Bluff was a Native American campground, the site of a Franciscan monastery named San Buenaventura, and the site of the Province of Georgia’s first naval base.
Activities : beachcombing / parasailing / sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking / bicycling / swimming / windsurfing / birdwatching / Island Lure Charters /
Go next : Jekyll Island / Brunswick is a city in Coastal Georgia just north of Florida / Cumberland Island National Seashore is in Coastal Georgia of USA.