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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.
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Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.
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Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's an easy ferry ride over to the island from St Marys and you'll be able to see the island's beautiful natural landscapes on bicycles or on park service tour. The ruins and old mansions are not worth a visit, but the untouched beauty of the dunes and beaches should be experienced. You might get lucky and see some wildlife,... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I'm writing this review because I've read in other reviews that reservations for the ferry and campground need to be made by phone. I made mine online without issue - the link is provided on the national park service website. I would not recommend renting the bicycles unless they do some serious maintenance. Mine squeaked horribly, many had flat tires... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The first time I went to Cumberland Island, I just made a ferry reservation. After getting off the ferry, we joined a free one-hour ranger tour at the southern end of the island. It was fantastic, as most ranger tours are. This time, we made reservation for a Land and Legacy Tour. You still need to take the ferry (it... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My family and I spent 4 days here camping in the backcountry. We stayed at Stafford Beach which was a 3.5 mile hike from Seacamp and we had the whole place to ourselves. We took day trips all over the island each day (dungeness, willow pond, etc.). The island is peaceful and a great place to be together as a... More 

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Oak Hill, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had such a great trip to this quiet island with wild horses. The weather was perfect but visitors beware; there is little to no shelter if storms roll in so check weather reports before going! There are NO Stores on the island so the only thing to eat and drink is what you bring. It is a national park... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Really great place. We got off the ferry at the Dungeness stop. We took a quick tour of the museum and then headed to Dungeness. The lawn looks great even in December and the ruins are remarkable. If you continue back behind Dungeness, we found lots of crabs. The horses were also out a ways further back. After seeing the... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What a majestic and beautiful island! There is excitement when you are told what to expect when you arrive. Take a scenic boat ride and arrive to the wide open white sandy beaches. Walk or rent bikes to experience the warm weather and the natural habitat. In October, the temperature is mild. You can go camping in the backwoods, book... More 

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O'Brien, FL
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Yesterday my husband and I took our four grandchildren to Cumberland Island to see the wild ponies, walk the pristine beach and learn about the history of the island. It was a rather cold day riding on the ferry boat but was the first time all the children had ever been on a ferry. They loved seeing ten or more... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This took a little planning. We had seen a story about Cumberland Island on CBS Sunday Morning which got us interested in taking the NPS tour of the island. Here's a link to their site: http://www.nps.gov/cuis/planyourvisit/lands-and-legacies-tour.htm The passenger ferry leaves from the St. Marys, GA Visitor Center at 9 AM, and returns by 5:30 PM. We don't camp, so the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The island was beautiful. Walking through the forest to the beach was magical as you walked through a path of moss covered trees. The sand on the beach was the softest sand I have ever walked on and it shimmered in the sun. This is not a shell beach in that there is not a ton of shells but the... More 

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