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Cumberland Island National Seashore

Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, Cumberland Island, GA GA 31558
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks, Beaches
Activities: Camping
Description: Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great day trip for anyone looking to get away from a typical busy beach and just relax. The ruins of dungeness are outstanding and the staff, Miss Pat Campbell epically, are wonderful. If you plan on renting a bike sprint to them as soon as you get off the boat, we tried to pay first and were left with nothing... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The reservation process is tedious and cumbersome, but don't let that deter you from enjoying hiking, biking, exploring, swimming, beaching, and observing wildlife on CI. Seriously, be persistent with the reservation process (ferry and campground), you'll be happy once you get to the island. My recommendations: 1) Take the 9am ferry in order to not feel rushed midday, allowing ample... More

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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved our trip out to Cumberland Island. Reservations are necessary and their call system is annoying and time consuming, but I would book again if I'm in the area. I love the wild horses and the pristine beaches with all the lovely wildlife. We went to the ruins, walked along the beach, enjoyed the water, and hiked. My... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We arrived at the dock and picked up our tickets upstaris at the Cumberand Island Visitors Center. We bought the tickets previously on line. It is a 45 minute ferry rided to the Island. After arriving we spent the day with a Park Ranger exploring the Island and it's history by van. Renee did a wonderful job and we are... More

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Perkins, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I love our National Park Service and that was the case with Cumberland Island Nat'l Park out of St Mary's, GA. It does take a bit of planning for this one though: 1) Reservations are important not only for the ferry ride to the island but also for the tour of the island that's optional. 2) There is NOTHING available... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You can't drive here, so a lot of people miss this wonderful and largely unspoiled piece of Atlantic seashore. It is a barrier island, and reachable only by boat. Take the ferry from St. Marys, and bring your bicycle if you can. The history is interesting, and the walks beautiful. Last time I was there I found a fragment of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Took the all day history and heritage guided tour and glad we did as we beat the heat and saw the northern parts of the island. Great guide, really knew his stuff.

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atlanta, georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Ok so I am DE for CI. I have been visiting the Island for over 35+ years. It's a one of a kind experience. We recently visited and my husband got some great shots of Dungeness with his multi-rotor. I wanted to share the video here of a different perspective of Dungeness. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tN5YueEUXXY Enjoy:)

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Imagine standing on a beach and looking as far up and down as the eye can see without seeing another person or any sign of civilization and this is exactly what being on Cumberland Island feels like. Bring very comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for a full day of walking and exploring without any motorized assistance if you plan... More

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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I love Cumberland Island! I love sea kayaking there, I love hiking there, I love the beaches and horses, however; This National Seashore has the absolute WORST reservation system in the entire U.S Park Service hands down. How can anyone access the park if they can't even make a reservation? Or talk to an actual person? I called the park... More

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