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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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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Cumberland Island is a great way to spend a weekend day. The ferry is an easy catch and ride to the island, and leaves at a reasonable time in the morning so if you are driving in from a distance it is not a total thrash. I recommend not renting bicycles as many of the trails don't allow bikes and... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Making reservations can be difficult so when you actually do book you feel like you won the lottery. Then once you step onto the island you know you've won something greater. No words can describe how amazing this place is. We went camping over night and you do have to do quite a bit hiking so pack light. They offer... More

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Cottondale, FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Trying to make a reservation is a nightmare..they make it sound like you won't have a chance of getting on the ferry without one and then never answer the phone. The internet reservation would not work either. So I took a chance and showed up...at 10:15 for the 11:45 ferry which they say you have to be there 30 minutes... More

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Manchester, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our first visit, but definitely not our last! My boys 14 & 12 were in heaven the few days we spent on this island and they cannot wait to return! They slept in hammocks high in the live oaks in sea camp #13. They loved waking up to horses walking thru our site. They loved the secluded beach and searching... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The island is a must see...totally natural with wild horses roaming the land. Tour guide was passionate about the island and increased our enjoyment. He pointed out and told us things we would have missed.

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Augusta, Georgia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Island is bigger than Hilton Head, but maintains its historical ambiance thru efforts of Nat'l Park system. 170 wild horses on the island, they greet you at the dock. Park RAnger tours are hit or miss. Got a personalized tour by chatting up one of the groundskeepers...he was awesome. A lot of history to take in here, as well as... More

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Phenix City
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Travel back in time and lose time. I have been here a few times through Greyfield Inn as well as camping. The sunrises are awesome and the sunsets spectacular. Easily one of the best, remote areas right next door to visit. August can be a bear with the heat as the ocean feels like bath water, but this is also... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Took the 11:45 ferry to the island. Was just the right amount of time on the island to make the 4 mile walk starting at the first dock, to the ruins, the beach, through the 40 ft dunes, and back to the second dock through the live oak forest and campground. Enjoyed an informative and entertaining talk from the ranger... More

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Buford, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My family took a trip to Cumberland Island last November. My son and I were looking for a place to do a twenty mile hike and the island sounded interesting. Being it is a National Seashore it was closed for two weeks when the Federal government closed, but as soon as it opened I made reservations without much trouble. We... More

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Aurora, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went with my cousins we had an amazing time. We walked the island so that we could enjoy our time there. The sight of the ruins are amazing. We loved seeing all the wild animals even seen a beautiful jelly fish at the edge of the ocean. They even have campsites available. We are hoping to go back and... More

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