Nice preserved town with sites to view
No-see-ums and big tides
Not a Lot to See Even Though They promote the Homes
Cumberland Island National Seashore can only be accessed by boat. Either your own boat or the NPS Ferry. Reservations are recommended for the ferry. I have been trying to go to Cumberland Island for some time. There is an anchorage off the Sea Camp Dock and you can dingy ashore. But we've never had enough time to do that. And the last time we came...more
This is a part of the related submarine base just 5 miles to the north of town, called Kings BAy. It is the nuclear submarine base of the Navy. If you are military retired, or active, you can get on base. Others are not allowed. The museum was an extension of artifacts and momentos of sub days, and the museum is packed with tid bits of information...more
It is only accessible by boat from St. Mary's town. It is an island 16 miles long saved for nature and horses to roam. Cumberland Island is a preserved nature island that does not allow any vehicle traffic. The NPS ferries you over there by boat. The trip cost $20, and $18 for seniors,a nd only runs to the island twice daily, and back On the island...more
This is s tour of about 1/2 hour, and donation is $3. There is not a lot of furniture inside, but the docent description is nice to know of the history. The name comes from the orange trees that used to surround the home. It was built in 1838, and is 9,500 SF in Greek Revival style. Rev Horace Southworth Pratt built the home in memory of his...more
This is another place that I intended to visit on Saturday. Bob was in the U.S. Navy submariner reserve in high school and the following year before he went to the U.S. Naval Academy. I put it off partly because I was too tired to do it Friday, but also because I was saving the tourist stuff for the following day.So on our re-visit, the first thing...more
2710 Osborne Rd, Saint Marys, GA 31558
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
the riverview hotel is located on osborne street across the street from the saint marys river. this...more
200 Osborne Street, Saint Marys, Georgia, 31558, United States
Good for: Business
Since we struck out again with Langs, we drove out to the Silver Star Steakhouse which used to be a grocery store.Angus beef steaks in a historical setting.open 7 Days 4:30 pm -9:00 pmplus Tues-Fr 11:00 am - 2:00 pmand Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm I ordered an oyster po-boy, but there were out of oysters, so I had a fish sandwich instead. Bob had a...more
We went to the hotel restaurant for dinner after we got back from Cumberland Island. They were totally backlogged. They didn't have enough waitresses and the restaurant manager was having to do some of the cooking as some of the cooks didn't come in. So we had a long wait to get something to eat. Bob had shrimp cocktail which he said was good, and...more
Lang's have a seafood business and a marina. This restaurant is associated with the seafood business. It is supposed to have really good fresh seafood. Unfortunately, when we got there just before 6 there was going to be a 45 minute wait, so we didn't stay. I overheard someone say "Well if you want fast food, go to McDonalds". But I was tired, and...more
I've traveled quite a bit over the eastern US for the past few years, and the one place I have yet to find good local cuisine is in the St. Mary's/Kingsland area. The food roll call reads like a strip mall of any North American City, McD's, Taco Bell, Krystals, Wendys. KFC, etc. Throw in a Chinese takeout or Buffet and there are your options.So if...more
segles's bar and restaurant is located in the historic riverview hotel in downtown saint marys. they also have an outdoor patio that accommodates smokers. a nice place to have a drink dwontown.
Dress Code: casual.
Parking on this lot which is overhung by live oaks dripping Spanish moss is limited to 36 hours according to the sign.
We were in St. Mary's on a spring break/Easter weekend. We ate dinner in a building that was labeled "Cumberland Emporium". This seemed to be a small wooden antiques mall. We walked around the building after dinner. All the stores were closed, but I took a photo of this unusual shell lampshade in the window of the White Pelican.
What to buy: The Cumberland Emporium had an on-line store which sells antiques and gifts but the URL is now for sale.
As we walked from the marina to dinner, we passed this park. It is named The Howard Gilman Memorial Park. The Howard Gilman Foundation donated approximately $1 million dollars for the construction of the waterfront park. (No I don't know who Howard Gilman was.)Residents of the city were asked to choose which amenities they would like to include....more
Welcome to Sterlings the most inhospitable restaurant in the South! I have had several experiences here, the first is the snooty attitude of the staff, but it is quaint & the food ok so I overlooked that. Next, I bring my boat club friends here to dinner. Not only have they run out of dessert (the whole reason for going)but the server empties a...more
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Your camera always, with plenty of films on hand, very few stores in this area.
Miscellaneous: You wouldn't be a tourist if you didn't look like one. So here I am dress to kill, at least I think I scared off the Mosquitos
The ruins are part of Crooked River State Park, which is a couple of miles north on GA spur 40. The original tabby building was destroyed by a fire and all that remains are the tabby portions: walls that have been worn down by weather. Also has a short woods trail leading from the front of the ruins, which has a small dirt parking area, to a larger...more
This museum was under construction when we were there which mades it really off the beaten path as it was not open. The old museum was apparently located on Osborne Street, two blocks from the waterfront, but the new one is on St. Mary's Street, right on the water. It is open to the public every day except Christmas from 1pm to 4pm. The NPS website...more
This marina has two parts - one part is for long term dockage. The other part is mostly for transients. The transient part has floating docks (almost a necessity), and two bathrooms with showers (one each sex). There is CONSIDERABLE tidal range here, and also it is quite subject to wakes - even the wakes of small boats going relatively slowly will slam into those on the outer docks. The exposed tidal flats also give rise to many no-see-ums.
NOTE: If you are tempted in spite of the no-see-ums and wakes to stay here, be aware that you may not stay on board your sailboat more than 30 days per calendar year.
Equipment: They have fuel, pumpout ($15) and dockage is $1.00/ft. They had a dockmaster when we were there, but she was quite new, and isn't always available. Facility does not provide launching
The website says: A full service marina that can accommodate a variety of boats ranging from a luxury cruise liner to a small fishing boat. A concrete floating dock is on site and services such as fuel, provisions, and shower facilities are available.