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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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A bucket list item!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
37 helpful votes 37 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Panama City, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I'm just reviewing the reservation process right now since my trip isn't until September. After reading all the negative experiences people had trying to make a reservation, I was prepared to have the worst time calling in. I called on a Friday around 10:30am and was quoted a 9 minute wait time which was fairly accurate. 10 minutes later, an... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Cumberland Island is a treasure of a barrier island saved from development. It’s kind of weird to witness the ruins from the opulence and excess of the Carnegie’s. Too bad we have rich who can afford to waste precious resources like that, but it is a blessing that the National Park Service (and others) were able to save the island... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's hard to leave a one star rating for the island because it is a beautiful place. My husband and I took 3 children under 10 years old with us and had a wonderful day. We saw wild horses near the ruins and on the dunes near the beach. However, the reservation process to get spot on the ferry to... More 

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Georgia, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Good luck making a reservation! The online system does not work and they never answer the phone- expect phone wait times up to three hours if you try to call !! Very difficult to get up to date ferry and tour information for planning purposes. Faxing , yes , the old fashion fax, is the only way to get a... More 

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Thornbury, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Everyone we met connected with Cumberland Island was friendly and helpful.. If you take the Park Service tour and are lucky enough to have Robin as your tour guide, you will learn everything you could possibly want to know about the history, geology, biology and culture of the island. You will stop to see wildlife - lots of horses, a... More 

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