St. Simons Island, GA - (see Map)
84 Miles 2 Hours
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.
St. Simons Island has several exceptional historic sites and attractions. St. Simons Lighthouse Museum that has a working lighthouse built in 1872. Also, visit the Bloody Marsh Battle Site where the British and Scottish soldiers fought and defeated a larger Spanish force in 1742 while protecting the colonial Georgia.
Located on the north end of the island is the historic Christ Church, Federica, which is one of the oldest churches in Georgia. This church has held worship services continuously since 1736. Fort Frederica National Monument, which preserves archaeological remnants of the local British colony, is also located on the north end of the island.
There are many outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, biking, golfing, or relaxing on East Beach. You can also take one of the guided tours or just explore the island at you leisure.