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Cumberland Island National Seashore

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Address: Cumberland Island National Seashore, Box 806, Cumberland Island, GA GA 31558
Phone Number: 912-882-4336
Activities: Camping
Description: Island known for its wide beaches and variety of outdoor activities.

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Lands & Legacies Tour - Exceptional

This is a great way to see the entire Island. We did this on 2/22/2015. First some advice. Make reservations weeks in advance for the ferry and the tour. While you can do it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Dutch1638
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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews 130 reviews
46 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a great way to see the entire Island. We did this on 2/22/2015. First some advice. Make reservations weeks in advance for the ferry and the tour. While you can do it on-line, the best way is by phone because there is a limit on the number of people who can be on the Island at any one... More 

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FALLS CHURCH
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took a three day (2 night) backpacking trip. Amazing to find wilderness with an advertised 50 miles of hiking trails on the South Georgia Coast. Cumberland is the only barrier island wilderness in the U.S. Parts of island originally used for cotton plantations, later much of it was owned by the Carnegie family and later donated to the National... More 

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been to a lot of beaches in different parts of the world, and it doesn't get much better than this for scenery. I can't wait to come back. Visitors need to be fit to hoof it around the island. It was pretty chilly in mid-February; next time I would choose Summer for a visit. Book early, boat fills... More 

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378 reviews 378 reviews
160 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went there on Valentines day and took the ferry over. Since there had been a crash on I-95 we took a special tour of the island given by a park ranger. We visited the Carnegie, Goodyear s and all the mansion in the island. We even saw the church where John jr JkF son got married. The tour lasted... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Instead of a hotel getaway for Valentines Day, I booked passage for my valentine and me on the Cumberland Island ferry. We enjoy hiking, and the weather was cool and sunny, perfect for a nature day. The park rangers give a great and thorough orientation before the ferry boarding, emphasizing the dangers of the wild horses on the island and... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I went out to Cumberland Island for the day, although there is the option to camp for up to 7 days. My goal was to photograph the wild horses that reside there. I was pleasantly surprised with all the other wildlife available to get photos of too. Along with the wild horses that were not hard to find. I also... More 

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Avoid crowds and fake Atlanta for true Georgia natural beauty. Take the ferry from st. Mary's and spend the day on this natural island. Be prepared to take all your needs there is nothing on the island. Fantastic view of forest, shore, ocean and marsh.

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St. Marys, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

While there are no amusement rides, or trolleys, the nature lover in me wanted to never leave. Between the 150ish wild horses, the dolphins, other wildlife, beautiful beaches, and the Live Oak canopy covered trails and paths, to the historical buildings and ruins (most built by the Carnegies),and the beautiful cleared camping sites near the beach boardwalk, and the information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was a birthday present. We arrived with the anticipation of what we were going to see. After a brief (and chilly) ferry boat ride, we arrive on Cumberland Island. The shoreline was amazing. We headed off on our own to one a the best adventures we have had in a long time. The boat dropped us at 9:00am roughly... More 

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Florida, United States
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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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