The Golden Isles of Georgia

marsh-150x150[1]The Golden Isles of Georgia is located on the Georgia coast between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. This coastal paradise known as Glynn county or Brunswick, GA opens the doors to endless miles of golden marshes , winding creeks, oyster beds, tiny islands and mud flats which is home to thousands of fish and other animals. The salt marshes are fragile but a very productive ecosystem and are considered to be one of the most extensive marshlands in the world. Once you leave the mainland and take a short ride through the marshlands the area is bordered by four barrier islands.

Saint Simons Island:

Saint Simons Island is the largest of the barrier islands and is filled with large oak tress decorated by moss draped across the tops of the trees. St. Simons is 12 miles long and is also one of the most developed barrier islands with a population of around 5000 people. Not only does it cater to the endless outdoor activities but also has several shopping villages, lots of quality restaurants and a great night life.

Jekyll Island:

Jekyll Island is 7 miles long and is the southernmost barrier island. Jekyll is owned by the state of Georgia and is not nearly as developed as the other islands.  Its driftwood filled beaches lined by large sand dunes are often visited by vacationers along with guided tours of the historic district. The historic district consist of a number of homes and buildings form the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that were built by a group of wealthy families such as the Rockefeller, Morgan’s, Cranes and the Gould’s  who owned the island before being sold to the state.

Sea Island:

Sea Island is located off of St Simons Island and is accessed by a causeway. Sea Island is a privately owned island that is owned by Sea Island Acquisitions, LLC and it host two internationally acclaimed resorts the Cloister and The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club both are a Forbes Five-Star resort.

Little Saint Simons:

Little Saint Simons Island is the northern most barrier island and has 7 miles of undeveloped beaches. The island can only reachable by boat leaving form Hampton River Marina. Little St. Simons Island is a privately owned, 10,000-acre barrier island resort. Known for its privacy The Lodge on Little St. Simons features six cottages several of which date back to the early 1900s that can host a total of 32 guests at one time. The island offers several activities form guided nature tours, fishing, kayaking, shell collecting, bicycling and bird watching. They also offer day tours which include a round trip private boat transportation and lunch.

Whether you’re coming here to fish, play golf or just hang out at the beach you are sure to enjoy the time spent.

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