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Saint Simons Island

Enveloped by expansive beaches, moss-draped oaks, and salt marshes, Saint Simons Island, part of the Golden Isles chain near Brunswick, is a nearly 18 square mile island, once dominated by rice and cotton plantations. Today, it’s a recreation wonderland with superb championship golf courses, miles of bicycle paths, great fishing, historic sites, and excellent restaurants.

If you love golf, you’ll love Saint Simons Island, which is home to the 18-hole King and Prince Golf Course and 27-hole Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort. Nearby are 234 more holes of golf at popular spots like the 63-hole Jekyll Island Golf Club and 36-hole Sea Island Golf Club.

Anglers have lots of opportunities to fish in the... more

Enveloped by expansive beaches, moss-draped oaks, and salt marshes, Saint Simons Island, part of the Golden Isles chain near Brunswick, is a nearly 18 square mile island, once dominated by rice and cotton plantations. Today, it’s a recreation wonderland with superb championship golf courses, miles of bicycle paths, great fishing, historic sites, and excellent restaurants.

If you love golf, you’ll love Saint Simons Island, which is home to the 18-hole King and Prince Golf Course and 27-hole Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort. Nearby are 234 more holes of golf at popular spots like the 63-hole Jekyll Island Golf Club and 36-hole Sea Island Golf Club.

Anglers have lots of opportunities to fish in the rivers, tidal creeks, sounds and the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll find charters and guides at the Golden Isles Marina, and you can also fish off the St. Simons Island Pier and surf cast on stretches of beach on the island’s north end.

For such a compact island, Saint Simons is brimming with historic sites. Don’t miss the Saint Simons Lighthouse, where you can climb the 129 steps for a magnificent view of the island; the Fort Frederica National Monument, which has remnants of the British fort built in the 1700s; and the Bloody Marsh Battle Site, where the Spanish defeated the British in 1742.

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Saint Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours
Saint Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours
Owner description: Serving Glynn County since 2011, take a fun historic tour on "William of Orange" the only air conditioned and wheelchair accessible trolley on the island that is locally owned and... more Owner description: Serving Glynn County since 2011, take a fun historic tour on "William of Orange" the only air conditioned and wheelchair accessible trolley on the island that is locally owned and operated. Visit more of the island and hear more of the history in a 90 minute tour. We go into areas the other tours don't take you to share more of the history of the island. Boarding times are 10am, 12pm & 2pm daily. Open 7 days a week. We board in Pier Village at the end of Mallery St by the blue Sunbrellas right next to the Pier on the very south end of the island. less
Attraction type: Trams; Bus tours
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Christ Church
Christ Church
Attraction type: Religious sites
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Saint Simons Island
Saint Simons Island
Attraction type: Islands
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
Attraction type: Specialty museums
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St. Simons Trolley Island Tours
St. Simons Trolley Island Tours
Owner description: Since 1992, the St. Simons Trolley Company has conducted the original and definitive tour of St. Simons Island. You will truly enjoy the entertaining and informative narrative of... more Owner description: Since 1992, the St. Simons Trolley Company has conducted the original and definitive tour of St. Simons Island. You will truly enjoy the entertaining and informative narrative of 400 years of island history and folklore as you ride along in the Original Vintage Green Trolley. We also point out the best places to eat, shop, and play. It's the perfect way to see and experience island life while getting a good overview of the entire island. To enjoy the island in true southern fashion, join us on the St. Simons Trolley. less
Attraction type: Trams; Bus tours
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Del Sur Artisan Eats
Del Sur Artisan Eats
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Palmer's Village Cafe
Palmer's Village Cafe
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Southern Soul Barbecue
Southern Soul Barbecue
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Sal's Neighborhood Pizzeria
Sal's Neighborhood Pizzeria
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Halyards
Halyards
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

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Darien Inn I-95 Outlet Mall
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The Inn at Sea Island
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Ocean Lodge
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.