Mainland History and Island Adventures in Coastal Georgia
The coast of Georgia lets visitors choose between islands and ocean or history and land adventures. Explore the beach and bird watch at Cumberland Island National Seashore, climb the steps to the Tybee Island Light Station, and meet sea turtles at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island.
Back on the mainland, charming Savannah offers beautiful squares and parks surrounded by historic homes. Visit the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site in Brunswick to see the antebellum home and marshes where rice was grown. Golfers will find challenging courses with ocean views. Spend a day exploring the outdoors in Waycross State Forest, stop to smell the roses in the Thomasville Rose Garden, or drop a fishing line in one of the many rivers.
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Find Adventure With a Road Trip Along the Georgia Coast
There's lots of adventure to be found with a road trip down the Georgia coast. Start in charming Savannah, with squares surrounded by historic homes. Spend a day at Cumberland Island National Seashore, prime bird watching territory. Enjoy a visit to Jekyll Island, home to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. End the journey in Brunswick.
Family Fun Attractions in Coastal Georgia
Spend a day at the beach, but also make time for these other family-friendly attractions in coastal Georgia. Climb to the top of a lighthouse on St. Simons Island and get up close to sea turtles at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island. Explore Savannah on a Pirate Tour and continue the fun with a cold treat from historic Leopold's Ice Cream. Your family will have a blast exploring!
Great Golf Games in Coastal Georgia
Enjoy a round of golf on scenic courses in coastal Georgia. A day on the links here may come with refreshing breezes off the Atlantic Ocean or glimpses of marsh grass and wildlife including eagles and ospreys. You'll find numerous courses in the region, with many on Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island, as well as in the cities of Brunswick and Savannah.
Explore Island History and Wildlife in the National Parks of Coastal Georgia
The national parks of coastal Georgia include a National Seashore where you can stroll the beach and national historic monuments where you can explore forts that once defended the country's borders. Cumberland Island National Seashore is a day trip from Savannah. Leave the genteel city behind to roam undeveloped beaches and peer through binoculars for glimpses of endangered birds. The defeat of the Spanish at Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island kept Georgia British, and Confederate troops at Fort Pulaski in Savannah surrendered to the Union Army during the Civil War.