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ThatsAGiven
Nottingham, NH397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Great beach but a lot of loose dogs. We have visited twice so far as we're staying the month of February while visiting from NH. On the first visit we found several poop bags near the entrance and when we left a couple of hours later, they were still there. The second visit this week a couple of loose dogs approached us at our blanket. I'm an animal lover and it's not the dog's fault but a I'm sorry from the owner when your dog steps all over a person's blanket would be nice.
The beach is flat and very powdery soft sand is wonderful to walk on for these snowbirds. Nice clean facilities and ample parking are also a hit with us.
Written February 8, 2023
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duboh
Dublin, OH10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
My experience was at 6 pm on a Friday evening. I packed a picnic to eat on the beach. 4 different dogs from 4 different owners were in my face at 4 separate times wanting my sandwich while their owners watched in amusement. I love dogs. Who just lets the dog in a stranger’s face while they try to eat a sandwich? I think dogs with good recall skills and dogs who mind their business are fine off leash but this situation is mayhem. 2 of the dogs that were in my face for my sandwich were on a leash with the owner in tow. I don’t recommend.
Written May 20, 2023
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2deer
Atlanta, GA169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Have visited this beach for over 30 years. Always seem to find sea life here. And it varies. Recent trip was marked by hermit crabs. Hundreds of them. Other times we have found dozens of horse shoe crabs, the next time it was sand dollars, another visit it was star fish. Great place for kids and those who just want to lounge around in the calm waters.
Parking can be an issue.
Written June 26, 2020
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Elle16
Georgia156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Pretty beach with tide pools. There are lots of minnows, and I saw 2 types of crabs. It was fairly crowded on a bright weekend afternoon, but if you walk far enough, there are more secluded areas to set up. We saw a couple of surfers out on a point. In the evening, large V shaped formations of pelican flew overhead. They were beautiful.
Written August 29, 2021
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Robert P
Dunwoody, GA211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is a large (wide and long) beach with minimal crowds. The water is shallow for a long distance, making it a good fit for kids to play in the ocean. The sand is flat and well-packed for a considerable width, making it a good place to run or bike. The only draw-back is that the waves are not too big, so boogie-boarding or body surfing are not the best.
Written June 8, 2021
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Jeana P
Raleigh782 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Pets are allowed on the beach except from Memorial Day through Labor Day. There were very many there on the three different visits we made to East Beach. The beach is long and wide with plenty of room for running off leash. Our “girls” had a very nice time here - as did we.
Written February 13, 2023
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Jackson M
Suwanee, GA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
From the white sands and the waves glistening in the sun. This beach has a lot to offer. A vacation really needs a nice relaxing beach trip like this one. I can say that people should really pay this a visit.
Written August 19, 2022
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Sphynxlovers
Dalton, GA100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We packed our things to stay the afternoon and evening at this beach and were not disappointed. Our vacation was during an uptick of the Corona virus in the area; but the beach had people on it but it wasn't crowded at all. It was breezy, quiet and beautiful. I have been to many beaches and was surprised by the color of the water. It is rich in nutrients for the ocean dwelling creatures so the water is very brown in color. It wasn't off-putting to me but I thought I would mention it if you were expecting white sand beaches with crystal clear blue water. We brought snorkels not knowing about the water color and left them in the car. Another thing that was nicely surprising is the amount of sand dollars on the beaches. I had never seen so many sand dollars in one place! This is a great beach to take a stroll. Lifeguards are on duty until 5 p.m. Alcoholic beverages are allowed outside of glass containers, floats are also allowed. Bring your own chairs and umbrella.
Written June 28, 2020
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Todd W
Wheeling, IL73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Makes for a nice enjoyable day with the family at the beach . You’ll see pelicans, fish, crabs , jellyfish ( and feel ouch!), and dolphins. Also a a vendor going up and down the beach selling Italian ice. Take and umbrella, chairs, snacks / drinks and make a day if it . There are no changing facilities or restrooms. Bring a separate bag to put your garbage in as there are no garbage cans on the beach only at the parking lot entrance.
Written August 11, 2020
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Laura L
Georgia147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
We visit St. Simons multiple times each year, and I used to live here as well. East Beach at the old Coast Guard station is my no. 1 beach! First of all, it's wide enough that there is still some beach left at high tide. Second, dogs! Even when I don't bring my own dog, I love seeing dogs on the beach. Third, good amenities including a nice bathhouse, a concession place, and plenty of sand-washing-off spots. However, be aware that on holiday weekends, spring break, and sometimes just summer Saturdays, the parking lot fills up by 11:00 and the cars are lined up on the streets beyond the parking lot. Try to get there by 10 or earlier on such days or go later in the afternoon.
Written April 8, 2018
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