The perfect place to revive you from your winter hibernation is the Golden Isles of Georgia. This group of barrier islands and mainland halfway between Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL is the ideal beach vacation destination for a weekend getaway or a two-week family retreat. The islands of St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and Little St. Simons Island, and their historic port city Brunswick, each have something unique to offer.

Imagine yourself wading in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean or sprawled on a lounge chair with the sand between your toes - winter will feel like a distant memory. In the Golden Isles, you’ll feel like you’re miles away from all your worries - like you’ve entered a world filled with relaxation, beautiful views, and unlimited fun.

Beautiful Beaches Abound

There’s a beach for every kind of traveler in the Golden Isles, whether you want to settle down in the sand with a good book or experience local wildlife. But where to start? Here’s what to expect when you visit the most popular Golden Isles beaches.

East Beach

St. Simons Island, the largest of the Golden Isles, has every beachside activity you can dream of. Try shelling, swimming, kiteboarding, and even biking. Rent a bike and ride along on the beach thanks to the hard-packed sand from the tides. If you love nature, head on over to Gould’s Inlet, the perfect place for spotting native shorebirds, especially at sunrise. If you’ve got little ones, the shaded playgrounds at Massengale Park will keep them entertained for hours. This beachfront park also has picnic tables, public restrooms, and outdoor showers.