The Coastal Isles and the Okefenokee: Places to Explore


  • Cumberland Island

    Cumberland, the largest of Georgia's coastal isles, is a national treasure. The 18-mile spit of land off the coast of St. Marys is a nearly unspoiled sanctuary of marshes, dunes, beaches, forests, lakes... Read more

  • Jekyll Island

    For 56 winters, between 1886 and 1942, America's rich and famous faithfully came south to Jekyll Island. Through the Gilded Age, World War I, the Roaring '20s, and the Great Depression, Vanderbilts and... Read more

  • Little St. Simons Island

    Little St. Simons Island is 15 minutes by boat from St. Simons Island, but in character it's a world apart. The entire island is a privately owned resort. The only habitations comprise a rustic former... Read more

  • Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

    Larger than all of Georgia's barrier islands combined, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge covers 700 square miles of southeastern Georgia and northeastern Florida. From the air, all roads and almost... Read more

  • Sapelo Island

    The fourth-largest of Georgia's coastal isles—and bigger than Bermuda—Sapelo Island is a unique community in North America. It still bears evidence of the Paleo-Indians who lived here some 4,500 years... Read more

  • Sea Island

    Tiny Sea Island—with a full-time population of less than 400—is one of the nation's wealthiest communities. Established by Howard Coffin, the wealthy Detroit auto pioneer who also owned Sapelo Island in... Read more

  • St. Simons Island

    St. Simons may be the Golden Isles' most developed vacation destination: here you can swim and sun, golf, hike, fish, ride horseback, tour historic sites, and feast on local seafood at more than 50 restaurants... Read more