St. Simons Island, a barrier Island, enjoys a semi-tropical climate, a light Atlantic breeze and gentle wave action. History, blended with swaying moss-laden oaks, an abundance of sunshine and a relaxed pace of life is what
beckons people to the Island.

The Island is known for its many fine restaurants from casual to formal, seafood to steak, Oriental to Mexican, fast food to gourmet there?s a scrumptious array to choose from. A variety of nightlife is available whether you enjoy jazz or beach music. There is community theatre, a cinema and sunset cruises. Shopping on the Island is a fun-filled experience with everything from unique gift shops to boutiques, numerous antique shops and art galleries.

Golf is a favorite year round past time on St. Simons. For the true sports enthusiasts there are endless possibilities. In addition to golf there is tennis, boating, and in and off shore fishing. The Island has miles of bike
paths that provide an alternative way to leisurely get around on the Island and coexist with nature.

A gleaming white lighthouse still guides ships into the St. Simons Sound while standing guard over the village and fishing pier. On the north end of the Island, Fort Frederica and Christ Church are picturesque reminders of the colonial and plantation eras. Old ironsides? mast was cut from the beloved live oak trees. Renowned author Eugenia Price, wrote a trilogy about the Island and its history that best describes the affections that people have for this special place on the Georgia coast.

St. Simons Island Landmarks