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Cumberland Island National Seashore

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Address: Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, Cumberland Island, GA GA 31558
Phone Number: 912-882-4336
Activities: Camping
Description: Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.

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Beautiful Island

Took the ferry out from St. Mary's to the island. Loved the boat ride. It was beautiful. We did the 11:45 trip out and took the 2:45 trip back because it was a 92 degree day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Took the ferry out from St. Mary's to the island. Loved the boat ride. It was beautiful. We did the 11:45 trip out and took the 2:45 trip back because it was a 92 degree day. There is a lot of walking involved. Loved watching the feral horses. They seem tame but don't get too close. They will bite and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

How often do you find a beach that truly is pristine? There are so few people on the island ever that there's no one on the beach. You can walk for miles without seeing another human being. Only wild horses to keep you company. Amazing.

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Glennville, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This Is A History Rich Destination, Very Knowledgeable Staff, Land & Legacies Tour Was Worth The Time & Money, Visited First African Church Where John Kennedy Jr. Married, Saw Numerous Groups Of Wild Horses, Alligators, Raccoons, Armadillos & Wild Turkeys W/ Young. Long Bumpy Ride, But Fairly Comfortable, Good Air Condition In Van, Lunch Under Huge Oaks By The Water.... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was a return trip for us. Last Fall (2014) we hiked the south end of the Island. A map is provided and a short briefing is given prior to sailing. NO services are on the Island. All food and drinks must be carried on and off the Island. Bathrooms are identified on the map. Phones usually work. Reservations are... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

What an amazing experience! My family and I took a spring break trip and Cumberland Island was our first stop. The island is amazing. Of course the wild horses were quite a sight, especially while relaxing on an amazing beach watching the horses interact. The boat ride to the island was a great start of the day. We saw dolphins... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful place! We enjoyed the day here, despite the threat of storms. Horses followed us around, we explored the ruins, walked the beach, picnicked under the trees, saw deer, snakes, birds, etc. The visitor center on St. Mary is very nice, the ferry ride was pleasant and shorter than I thought it would be. The kids enjoyed exploring... More 

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Greenville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Cumberland Island is a barrier island that has almost fully returned to its wild state. With only 13 private holdings on the island, the rest is national seashore. The roads and trails are beautiful. The beach is pristine and where else can you see wild horses enjoying the view? The park service gives many warnings about a lack of facilities.... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

From the time you leave the boat, to the spanish-moss lined oak alley, to the beach, to the Lands and Legacy Tour (totally worth it!), to the house on Dungeness, this is a piece of history and natural beauty that has been nicely preserved and worthy of a lengthy visit. The raw beauty is magnificent, and the abundance of wildlife... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I liked the lack of humans on the beach and the devotion the Nat'l Park Service has to preservation.

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Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Just visited Cumberland Island National Seashore and was amazed by its beauty and history. Highly suggest the Land and Legacy Tour - it is a great way to experience the island. If visiting Georgia this destination is a must! P.S. Order Sandwiches from the Blue Goose - they are wonderful and packed for you to take to the island. Don't... More 

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