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Cumberland Island National Seashore

Address: Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, Cumberland Island, GA GA 31558
Phone Number: 912-882-4336
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93%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
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Owner description: Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.
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Acworth, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

What an experience! It felt like we landed on another planet. So much peace and tranquility. Beautiful vegetation. Lots of animals and birds. The river, the ocean , the beach glowing in the sun (even though it was really cold and windy). The ruins and their story was impressive. We walked a lot, but could not feel any fatigue, we... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We went here with our 4 kids plus one other family, and the beauty definitely exceeded my expectations! I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the horses, and we were surrounded by them during the majority of our hike to Dungeness ruins. We also, came across a herd of wild boar, turkeys and tons of cute little armadillos. The... More

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Sandisfield, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We took the 11:45 ferry from St. Marys on a beautiful fall day, got off at the first stop on the island and walked to the Dungeness Ruins, the boardwalk along the creek (many wonderful shorebird sightings along the way), and then out to the beach (again, many shorebird sightings). We then walked north to the Sea Camp Beach and... More

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St. Marys, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Cumberland Island is a wonderful day trip, whether you take the Lands and Legacies van tour or just tromp around the Dungeoness ruins, the marsh, and beach. We have taken friends, family and kids...always had a lovely time. The island is wild and a nature lovers' dream...we saw all kinds of animals and birds, trees and forests that feel like... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I just returned from a three night backpack trip with several friends. For all the reading I did and online pictures I saw over the months leading up to the trip, I didn't think it could exceed my expectations, only match them or fall short. It blew them away. We had many slack-jawed moments. One of the guys said the... More

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San Carlos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

While driving from New England to Florida, I got bored and wanted to take a break. I looked up this place on the internet, since it was close by, as I was in Georgia. I stayed at a motel in town, then went to check in at the front desk of Cumberland Island early in the morning. I was able... More

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Newberry, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Cumberland Island is a nature lovers must see! This island is a short ferry ride away from St Marys Georgia (45 mins). You can explore this island by foot, bike ride or a guide led tour in the back of a pick up truck on benches. We choose the walkingn route and spent our day covering only about 1/8th of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What a perfect day. We've reside in Florida nearly 30 years and within an hour drive from St. Mary's and this was our first visit to Cumberland Island. My admit I had to twist my hubby's arm but within the first hour he told me how much he was enjoying the walk. Wear comfortable shoes and a warm jacket and... More

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A chance to see three different ecosystems, the inland waterway shoreline, the interior live oak forest and the sandy shoreline and dunes in one compact destination. That's before you venture to the centre and north end of the island which is most easily done with the Rangers tour by 4wd but can be done with some effort by bicycle as... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've wanted to visit Cumberland Island for years and finally made it. My goal was to see wild horses, & you couldn't miss the horses at the ferry landing near Dungeness Ruins. They were everywhere! Then we made the long walk to the beach. My first recommendation - wear good walking shoes, not flip flops like I wore. There is... More

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