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Cumberland Island National Seashore

Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, Cumberland Island, GA GA 31558
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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lake placid
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Awesome place, yes there are horses yes the boat is crowded, and the federal government runs it like they run themselves but everything else is golden .Cant get lost ,the ruins are great,The beach is great, the wildlife is great and make sure you sit on the rocking chairs @ Sea camp cant spend enough time there .And the campers... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband and I visited the St Marys area last weekend and we took the ferry to Cumberland Island. At the visitors center I was assured there was wheelchairs available. I have Spinal Stenosis and I cannot walk far without extreme back pain. The ferry ride was nice...when we got to Cumberland Island I was told the wheelchairs are at... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Went In early April. Ralph was our volunteer guide/driver. He is a wealth of information, plus quite humorous. Roads quite rough but not a problem. Saw several wild horses, the charming little church where JFK jr was married. Had a lovely picnic (bring your own food and drink) on the grounds of the Plum Orchard mansion. Ralph then gave a... More

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Athens, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We went in late March on a very blustery day. Had it not been windy the weather would have been perfect. BUT it was amazing. So clean, so beautiful, so basically untouched. We saw about 20 wild horses throughout the day, even saw some galloping and frolicking. We enjoyed seeing a tribe of five wild turkeys too. We spent a... More

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Savannah, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Gorgeous ruins, pristine beaches, well-maintained trails and enchanting encounters with wild horses. There are even clean bathrooms! I cannot wait to be back for an overnight visit!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Be sure to reserve ahead of time for the ferry ride to and from the island. The 1-800 call wait time is aggravating, frustrating, but apparently necessary, and worth the wait once you get there and enjoy the sights and sounds. Be sure to pack all you will need for the day, food, drinks, snacks, bug spray, beach towels, etc.,... More

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Valdosta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a prime example of an inefficient a government run agency! My group of 10 was scheduled to go last weekend and due to severe weather we decided it would not be safe to be on the water or on an island with little shelter. So we wanted to cancel or transfer our reservation. I spent 3 days trying... More

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Atlanta, GA
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286 reviews 286 reviews
79 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were first-time visitors. We booked our reservations (a must) on the ferry to the island about three weeks in advance. I would imagine summer is more popular because of school being out, but spring and fall are better times to visit weather-wise. We wanted to book the all-day tour, but there were no spots available. However, we asked to... More

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Modesto, California
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375 reviews 375 reviews
157 attraction reviews
374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I visited here recently while on a guided tour with the Road Scholar program. We were told that they only allow 300 people on the island per day, which seems like a wise idea to preserve the island. We took the ferry over and then walked throughout the island, about four miles total. Our trek took us past the Dungeness... More

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Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Catch the ferry out of St. Mary's GA and enjoy the 45 minute boat ride to Cumberland Island. The ferry is $20 roundtrip per person. They also offer an all day tour in a van for $15pp - amazing value! Reservations are not required, but they can fill up as the van trips are limited to 20 people and the... More

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