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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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All things to do » Things to do

Christ Church
Christ Church
Owner description: The Christ Church, Frederica has docents available Tuesday through Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. The churchyard is open to the public from sunrise to sunset Tuesday through Sunday. The... more Owner description: The Christ Church, Frederica has docents available Tuesday through Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. The churchyard is open to the public from sunrise to sunset Tuesday through Sunday. The church and the grounds are closed to the public on Monday's for maintenance. Bus tours and group tours are available, please call or email the office to set up a group tour. From time to time, the church and churchyard are closed to accommodate funerals and weddings. less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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St. Simons Island
St. Simons Island
Attraction type: Islands
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Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Frederica National Monument
This beautiful park was the site of one of the first British colonies.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Monuments & Statues
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St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Fishing Pier
Fishing Pier
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Sal's Neighborhood Pizzeria
Sal's Neighborhood Pizzeria
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Tramici
Tramici
Price: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Georgia Sea Grill
Georgia Sea Grill
Price:
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Palmer's Village Cafe
Palmer's Village Cafe
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Southern Soul Barbeque
Southern Soul Barbeque
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Days Inn & Suites Jekyll Island
2.0 of 5
Days Inn & Suites Jekyll Island
$89 - $332
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Jekyll Island
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Home2 Suites by Hilton St. Simons Island
2.5 of 5
Home2 Suites by Hilton St. Simons Island
$156 - $215
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Hampton Inn St. Simons Island
3.0 of 5
Hampton Inn St. Simons Island
$160 - $219
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The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
3.5 of 5
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
$176 - $434
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Ocean Lodge
4.0 of 5
Ocean Lodge
$356 - $524
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The Sea Gate Inn
4.0 of 5
The Sea Gate Inn
$159 - $294
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The Grey Owl Inn
4.0 of 5
The Grey Owl Inn
$199 - $463
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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.