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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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SAINT MARYS
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Worth the effort to get there if you love wilderness and unspoiled beaches. Places like this are almost impossible to find on the east coast. A real throw back to the 19th century. Be prepared to hike although the NPS does run transportation to the north end.

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Orlando, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I visited Cumberland Island with my parents as a weekend getaway. To get to the island, you have to take a boat from St. Mary's that lasts about 40 minutes. Once there, you are pretty much on your own. The island was much larger than I thought. It is about 2 miles across and 25 miles long. We explored a... More

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Senoia, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

While scheduling our trip was quite a challenge (I was on hold on the phone for over 2 hours), this was a trip we'll never forget. The 45 minute ferry ride to the island was very pleasant. Once we arrived, we went through a camper orientation and then were on our way. We hiked along the beach the majority of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I've struggled with writing this review because Cumberland Island is a beautiful, magical place to visit- especially for camping. We've camped 3 different times and had most of the island to ourselves with 80% of the campsites empty. For the past YEAR we have tried to reserve our next trip. Believe the past reviewers when they tell you that the... More

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Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We loved the island. Wild horses, beautiful ruins, amazing beaches. Be prepared for the heat in you go in summer and be ready to walk, walk, walk if you so choose. We took backpacks, lunch and snacks, TONS of bottled water and gatorade and had a great time hiking all around. The grounds are beautiful, the horses very easy to... More

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was our first time to Cumberland Island and we found it a beautiful and adventurous place. The ferry ride out is $20/adult and takes advanced reservations, but we were able to walk on due to the school year just beginning. Most days there are only two ferry runs so you'll need to be at the dock for the last... More

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The turtles and the horses have the beach to themselves. Man hasn't messed this one up yet. You feel very special to be allowed in their hallowed arena. It is a place where you can reflect and be mindful of your own footsteps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went with our Cub Scout pack for an end of year trip. It was an awesome island. Loads to see. We did not camp there but truly could have. There were a load of horses. We had some tag along behind us as we walked the dunes. A couple even got in a small tiff right in front of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was my second time here (first visited when I was 10) and it was just as I remember. Lots of walking/biking paths, rich history, wild horses and turkeys, a beach, and camp grounds. If you like outdoor adventures you will find this place magical. Walking the trails makes you feel like you are on the set of Lost because... More

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Auburn, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Took my son on the ferry from St Mary's and spent the day here. Saw wild horses, boar and watched the dolphins play from the dock. Walked along the beach looking for shells. Take plenty of sunscreen and water.

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