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Cumberland Island National Seashore

Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, Cumberland Island, GA GA 31558
912-882-4336
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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum is a fairly small museum but a must see especially if you plan on taking a trip over to the island. Very informative and well worth the $5.00 entrance fee.

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Jamestown, TN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We didn't get to spend much time on the south end of the island near the "Ruins" because of renting bicycles to ride to Plum Orchard and the upcoming storm but what time we was there was well worth it. I really enjoyed seeing the wild horses at the ruins site. Not only the horses, but the ruins themselves were... More

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I planned a trip to GA solely around visiting Cumberland Island. I wasn't disappointed. It's got a wild beauty that you've just got to experience to appreciate. I loved it and wouldn't hesitate to go back. National park service does a great job orienting you to the island prior to your ferry trip over. They also offer a Land and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Our experience on Cumberland was so special. I won't write on how you get there or the history behind it because you can read about on other reviews from this site. We got off the first stop of the ferry because we wanted to explore on our own. Only one other couple did the same thing which was nice because... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We really enjoyed camping in Cumberland Island, but would suggest bringing your own handcart or pack light. The hike to the developed campground is a half-mile and although the website indicates that carts are available, you will find that procuring one is a free for all. I wish we had left our sleeping bags and cooler in the car by... More

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JACKSON, GEORGIA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We did the National Parks Service tour that takes you into the parts of the island that are not accessible otherwise. A little frustrating trying to get reservations because they only take 10 people a day, but definitely worth it! Roy was our guide and he was very informative and interesting. We were in a van and people in the... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This National Park, reached by ferry from Fernadina Beach, FL or Kingsland, GA is one of the barrier islands off the southeast US coast known as the Sea Islands-- famous during the slave era for fine cotton. The plantations have been gone for more than a century and Cumberland has reverted to its original wildness. There are no paved roads,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

fun seeing how private owners of beaches spent their summers - beautiful wild horses - went in 2007 - can camp,overnite if you want - dry sand is "Dudley Moore in 10" hot in August - bring some socks to wear with your Tevas! At least one table in the shade for a picnic - fun tour!

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Kingsland, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Beautifly beaches and forest. Interesting ruins from 1900's. Friendly park rangers. Be prepared - bring a lunch, lots of water, bug spray, comfortable walking shoes, sun screen - this is wilderness, not Disney World.

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Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Cumberland Island is a beautiful place for a day trip or more. First a quick caveat. If you must have paved roads, air conditioning, fast food (or any restaurant food) you should choose a more developed island to visit. However, you will enjoy miles of island forest including nearly 10,000 acres of protected wilderness, beach, historic structures and many wild... More

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