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Brunswick, GA - (see Map)

79 Miles 1.5 Hours

Website: http://www.brunswickga.org/

Brunswick is located in southeastern Georgia, approximately halfway between Jacksonville and Savannah. Brunswick is the lowest city in the state of Georgia, with an elevation of only 10 feet above sea level. Brunswick's land area is estimated at 17.2 square miles. Brunswick is also the second-largest urban area on Georgia’s coast, after Savannah. It also claims to be the place of origin for Brunswick stew.

The city of Brunswick is laid out in a formal grid similar to Savannah's, with city streets and squares still bearing their colonial names. On the south end of Newcastle Street is the Old City Hall built in 1888 with its distinctive clock tower. At the north end of Newcastle Street is the historic Ritz Theatre. The Ritz Theatre, built in 1898, was originally built as the Grand Opera House. It is now Brunswick's center for quality exhibits and performances by local, regional, national and international artists.

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Charleston, SC - (see Map)

107 Miles 2 Hours

Website: http://www.charleston.com/

Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the southeastern State of South Carolina. Founded and settled by English colonists in 1670, Charleston grew from a colonial seaport to a wealthy city. Its economy prospered due to its busy seaport and the cultivation of rice, cotton, and indigo.

In April of 1861, Confederate soldiers fired on Union-occupied Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, thus signaling the beginning of the Civil War. After the defeat of the Confederacy, the war had shattered the prosperity of the antebellum city. Short on funds, Charleston was forced to repair its existing damaged buildings rather than replacing them.

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Folly Beach - (see Map)

113 Miles 2.3 Hours

Website: http://www.follybeach.com/

Folly Beach was called "The Edge of America" during its heyday from the 1930s through the 1950s as a swinging resort getaway. Today. Folly Beach is the top spot for surfing on the east coast, with the “Washout”, known as the prime surfing area, and home to the best waves.

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Golden Isles - (see Map)

77 Miles 1.3 Hours

Website: http://www.goldenisles.com/

The Golden Isles are midway between Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL, lies the mainland city of Brunswick and its four beautiful barrier islands: St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. Spanish explorers descended upon this territory over 400 years ago seeking gold. What they found was mild weather, beauty and natural radiance that inspired the area's name, the Golden Isles.

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Hilton Head -  (see Map)

31 Miles .7 Hrs

Website: http://www.hiltonhead.com/

Hilton Head Island is resort town located on an island off the coast of South Carolina. It is 20 miles northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles southwest of Charleston.

Hilton Head Island is famous for its 12-mile stretch of glistening sandy beaches. Hilton Head has some of the best golf courses and tennis facilities in the Southeast. There is also fishing, biking, boating, shopping, horseback riding and more things to do.

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Jekyll Island - (see Map)

94 Miles 1.5 Hours

Website: http://www.jekyllisland.com/

Jekyll Island is the southernmost island of the Golden Isles.In 1886 Jekyll Island was purchased by a group of wealthy families as a private retreat. The Jekyll Island Club membership included the Rockefellers, Morgans, Cranes and Goulds and represented over one-sixth of the world’s wealth. In 1942 the Club closed and Jekyll Island was purchased by the State of Georgia in 1947.

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Little St. Simons Island, GA - (see Map)

92 Miles 1.5 Hours

Website: http://www.littlestsimonsisland.com/

Little St. Simons Island offers 7 miles of pristine beaches and 10,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness for exploration and relaxation. It is one of the crown jewels of Georgia's famed Golden Isles. Little St. Simons Island is one of the wildest places on the Eastern Seaboard. Since 1908 Little St Simons Island has been privately owned and is only accessible by boat.

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Sapelo Island - (see Map)

75 Miles 2.3 Hours

Website: http://www.toursapelo.com/

Sapelo Island is a state-protected barrier island located off the coast of Georgia. The island can only be reached by airplane or boat. You can also take a ferry which departs from the Sapelo Island Visitors Center (see Ferry Schedule). The ferry ride takes about 20 minutes to reach Sapelo Island which is 7 miles away.

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Skidaway Island - (see Map)

Drive via Harry S Truman Pkwy/Truman Pkwy and GA

15 Miles 0.4 Hrs

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Skidaway Island offers great access to the water with a boat ramp only a ¼ mile from the park. There are 7 miles of trails for biking and hiking. If you don't have a bike you can rent a bicycle at the park office.

The campground is nestled in a wooded area mostly shaded with a mix of hardwoods and pines. The park’s new camper cabins offer screened porches, air conditioning, a bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids’ sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, towels, dishes and cooking utensils. Outside, visitors will find a picnic table, grill and fire ring. There are also open-air picnic shelters and an enclosed group shelter.

Visit the Park’s Interpretive Nature Center that houses a giant ground sloth exhibit, birding station, reptile room, and other natural and cultural displays. Programs for all ages are offered year round.

Most campsites are pull through with power, water, and cable hook ups. Located in the campground are 3 Comfort Stations with restrooms, showers and laundry facilities, central dump station, trash and recycling station.

The Park is 15 miles from downtown historic Savannah and 25 miles from the beaches of Tybee Island.

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St. Simons Island, GA -  (see Map)

84 Miles 2 Hours

Website: http://www.goldenisles.com/st-simons-island

St. Simmons Island is 84 miles, 1.6 hours from Savannah via I-16 South and then Hwy. 25 East.

St. Simons Island is the largest of the Golden Isles along Georgia's southern Atlantic coast. Eighteen square miles in size, it is accessible by car via the F.J. Torras Causeway. St. Simons offers a wide array of lodging, restaurants, shopping and activities.

Along the moss-draped oaks that line the winding island streets, is a unique selection of shops and a variety of restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual outdoor fare. For some outdoor recreation, visit Neptune Park and Fun Zone which includes a public pool, miniature golf and fishing pier.

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