Saint Simons Island Travel Guide
old coast guard station
Sea Island Garden
The British are coming - oh no, they...
Golf Cart tour around the St Simons Island
While planning our vacation to St Simons Island, in coastal Georgia, we found information on the internet about golf cart rentals on the island and after looking at other activity costs for family fun that would just last a couple hours; we decided to reserve a cart for a...
Saint Simon's Lighthouse
This second (1872) lighthouse is a round brick tower painted white which was designed by Charles Cluskey and erected near the original 1810 station. Cluskey was a very prominent architect who assisted in the renovation of the U.S. Capitol. The stagnant water in the area...
cassina garden club houses
pictured is one of two slave quarters on the site of the james hamilton plantation. located on gascoigne bluff. the hamiltion plantation was developed in 1793. in 1931 these houses were given to the cassina garden club. these tabby houses are listed on the national register...
the st. simons maritime museum is located in the historic 1937 coast guard station on the east (ocean) side of the island. the museum is open mon-sat 10am-5pm and 1:30pm to 5pm sundays. this small museum has exhibits on georgia coastal history.
st. simons lighthouse
pictured is the st. simons lighthouse and museum. the first st. simons lighthouse was built in 1815. over the years there were several lighthouses on this site. the lighthouse you see today was built in 1872 after the previous lighthouse was destroyed during the civil war....
located across the street from christ church is the wesley garden. the focal point of the garden is a large celtic cross. the best time to visit wesley garden is in late march or early april when the azaleas are in full bloom.
when general oglethorpe built fort frederica he also built a fortified town to supply the fort. the town of frederica was laid out with 84 90X60 ft lots which housed settlers and tradesmen. during the 1740's frederica had a population of over 500 people. after the battle of...
Beachcomber BBQ & Grill: Best BBQ in Georgia!!
Beachcomber is more like a local hot spot than the regular tourist restaurant. It has a rustic atmosphere and the food is awesome!!Prices are good. My husband and I together spent about $21 and boy were we stuffed!I love this place so much my friend and I are driving (1 1/2...
the crab trap: seafood
the crab trap is located in the st. simons village area on the south end of the island. they specialize in local seafood. they also offer steak and chicken dishes. the crab trap has a nice casual atmosphere and offers good food moderately priced.
teazers bar & grill: eating & drinking
teazer's is a combination restrauant and bar located in the st. simons village area. causal atmosphere with televisions for sports watching and pool tables. at night they offer live music. a fun place to drink in st. simons.
RAFTERS: great music on the strand
they pull in the only real alternative music on the island. Original artists from all over.. Thursday night is best for raw talent and DJGriffin is the best!
Whatever feels fun to you!It is hot in Georgia!
St Simons Trolley
649 Dellwood Ave
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Tours are an hour and a half long, they suggest you get there early
March 16 - September 30
11:00am & 1:00pm Daily
October 1 - March 15
Children (under 10): $8.00
Written Feb 25, 2004
- Related to:
- National/State Park
- Historical Travel
- Family Travel
A. W. Jones Heritage Center Museum Store: Lighthouse Museum
This museum is run by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society which also runs the lighthouse. It has a large selection of collectibles, keepsakes and gifts including works by local artists and writers. If you wanted to buy something and did not buy it at the time you can call and order the item and, they will pack and ship it to you. They also run the Maritime Museum Store at the Coast Guard Station.
Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Admission to the Museum Stores is free.
What to buy: They have the "hand-cast, hand-painted" replica of the Sapelo Island Front Range Georgia Light made by Harbor Lights.
But they also have much less expensive items. Unfortunately they do not appear to have an on-line catalog and they did not want pictures taken in the museum
Updated Mar 25, 2009
Phone: (912) 638-4666
- Related to:
- Sailing and Boating
"Put some South in yo' mouth"
Brunswick stew evidently originated in this area. At least the pot in the photo purports to be the vessel in which it was first cooked over 100 years ago. Good Brunswick Stew is hard to find, but there are a few places here that make a decent attempt. It is a hearty soup/stew with pork, chicken, maybe some beef and/or rabbit, tomatoes, corn, onions, green pepper and lima beans. Like many traditional recipes there are many variations but it is a delicious accompaniment to Bar B Que.and is really best with southern cornbread. The best on earth comes from Harold's Barbeque in Atlanta or from my wife.
Updated Jun 20, 2005
A hurricane category 3 can produce water surges up to this sign, so check the weather before you go and make sure no storms are expected during your visit. weather.com is good information on any location. So be careful and have fun!
Be very careful!
Be very careful swimming here, the currents here are very dangerous and there are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty. The only thing you get here is a prayer and instructions to call 911! So they don't suggest you swim near the channel.
Friendly and Relaxing
I first ate at Mudcat Charlies in 1996 and found it to be a friendly and relaxing place. The seafood was great and so were the people that worked there. I believe at the time there were not many African Americans that ventured into the spot but my fiance and myself were...
Marina at sunset
Mudcat Charlie's is located at a marina just up from St. Simons Island on route 17 north just before the bridge turn right to the marina. It is very peaceful here and the food is good. This is the view from the restaurant of the marina at sunset.
St. Simon's Visitor Center
You can pick up some info on the island at the attractive "tabby" visitor center which is on hwy 17 in Brunswick where the causeway leads to the island. I was a bit disappointed in the kind of material they have as most of it seems geared toward commercial enterprises and...
For the kids
Go down king's way to the end and park, and right there is a huge playground for the kids. They were nice enough to put ALOT of park benches under the huge tree for the parents sit and watch the children as they play, so the parents get the shade!
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