Shopping, sea, nature all are located here
A lot of traffic causes delays and backups
It is a nice place that also is reasonable on the pocketbook
Besides some other events on the island, most people come to the beach to get into the sand. The beaches are not as crowded as other places and Brunswick is close by for other activities. Find a home to rent, or a condo. It is what most people do. The current is slow and peaceful and the water cleanmore
I always find that maps for initial searching of things to see/do on VT are helpful, so a person can get the "layout" of the terrain and know where to look for items described. So here is one and a description of what is on the island from the St. Simons CAuseway, called F. J. Torras bridge coming off of Hwy 17.more
There are a few places that have old time setting of row shops as compared to the new retail strip centers on the island. We went to the Mallery St. shops and enjoyed a stroll along there to the water's edge. It is at the south end of the island, just of Kings Way. Signs are good to direct you theremore
NOTE-access is only available to members and guests, and need confirmation at the guard gate. We have a former brother in law who has a home for the last 30 years, and his sons have three homes. No we were not invited to stay in any.The Cloister was built in 1928 for discerning guests who came south to enjoy the winter months, and could afford the...more
This is by far the exclusive island on the southeastern coast. Average home prices are $2 million, and there are about 350 total homes besides the Cloister complex that has motel room rates of $500-1,500 a nite. Not for the moderate majority. It is a nice place to drive through and see the homes, while visiting the Cloister, and maybe taking in a...more
We wanted to access this museum since it was described as having a lot of interesting pieces of Coast Guard history in there, and the importance of seafaring days. This was a coast Guard Station before and after WWII. Seven galleries depict to history and has exhibits of old times. Unfortunately it was closed, even though indicates on literature...more
935 Beachview Drive, Georgia, 31522, United States
Good for: Business
This lovely old (but completely renovated) hotel on the beach orginally opened in the 1930's as a...more
Clean rooms. Big breakfast. Nice staff. A short walk to one of of the nicest shopping areas.more
It was some of the best tasting BBQ I have had in a while, and that includes KC, famed for its BBQ. The pork sandwich and beef I ordered were both very good and in depth taste of smoked meats. The sauces compliment the meat well. A rack of ribs was $20, and Micky had that. The atmosphere was nothing special, but that was okay because the good food...more
The food was basically okay, but not that good. It was apparently prepared ahead of time for the fried items, and the catfish were cool and that makes it more greasy than normal. YOu have to maneuver around picking out the bones because they come whole, and each may be about 1/3 pound. It was a recommended place by a local, but I think its day has...more
Hot dogs is the main feature-but a apparently lot of local people like the porkchop sandwich. All I read had rave reviews for this fast food (of sorts) place. People come from miles around and many out of state people have heard of the place and stop while driving along US 95. The cheese dog was very tasty and could eat a fewmore
This is the place where locals come and drink beer and get a meal. A lot of them are families, so it is not just a youth hangout. The burgers must be the more popular, but they also have chicken, pasta, and seafood array to select from. Prices are reasonable, and the burgers run about $18.104.22.168, and Micky had the blacked grouper for $8.95. The...more
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 hours) down their Saturday so she can taste this piece of heaven.I give it...more
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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
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
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.
This is a quaint little place south and off US 95 and onto Hwy 40, about 30 miles. It has a nice downtown area, and some old antibellum homes along the main street into town. We enjoyed a 1/2 day stay there and took in the Naval Museum at the water front, as well as toured Orange Hall home.more
This is a nice visit to an old plantation that grew rice. At the peak it was 7300 acres and had 357 slaves to handle the fields. The plantation started in early 1800s, and the plantation home was built in 1850's. The Civil War aftermath was bad for the plantation and they sold off a lot of land to pay taxes. It was farmed as a rice plantation until...more
Go to THE VILLAGE as they call it on King's way to the end and park. There is are really nice mini golf course with wonderful views to play, it is also shady there too.
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 there is not much on the history of the island - or even a really decent map....more