Located on Jekyll Island and a twenty-minute ride from Atlantus. Ride the wave pool, cruise the slides or relax in the pool from May 10 to September 7. For more information call 912.635.2074 or click on summerwaves.com.
Tybee Island is a barrier island on the Georgia coast, 20 minutes east of Savannah. Offering a laid back lifestyle within an unspoiled habitat, Tybee has miles of beaches, salt marshes, and other natural resources and wildlife to explore, including sea turtles, endangered birds, and nature trails for hiking. History and culture buffs will enjoy Fort Screven, Fort Pulaski, Tybee Museum, the Tybee Lighthouse and Cockspur Lighthouse, and nearby Savannah. There's also the Marine Science Center, Tybee Pier & Pavilion, and Little Tybee Island. In 2008, Tybee Island was named the "Best One Tank Trip" by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Best Beach Retreat" by Atlanta Creative Loafing and "Best Beach" by Georgia Magazine.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Kingsland is one of the gateways to this sprawling, 430,000 acre Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the "Land of the Trembling Earth" and home to hundreds of species of birds and wildlife. Amenities include a welcome center, observation tower, and restored swamp homestead. Visitors can also rent bicycles, picnic, fish, canoe, or take a guided boat tour.
For more information, visit the Kingsland Welcome Center at I-95 Exit 3 or call 1.800.433.0225 or visit online at VisitKingsland.com
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a functioning hospital for ill and injured sea turtles and is the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia.
Little St. Simons Island
A private island accessible by boat. St. Simons Island's north end, offering accommodations for up to 30 guests - a wonderful destination for family reunions and small group gatherings. Little St. Simons Island is located just off the Georgia coast midway between Savannah, GA (SAV) and Jacksonville, FL (JAX). Daily commercial air service is available to those two cities as well as to Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK) via daily jet service to/from Atlanta in nearby Brunswick, GA.
A private boat departs from Hampton River Marina on the north end of St. Simons Island. By car, St. Simons Island is reached from I-95 via Georgia Exits 29, 36 or 38.
Popular activities on Litte St. Simons Island include Birding, Beaches, Boating and Fishing, Garden Walks, Guided Excursions, and Wildlife Explorations.
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Jekyll Island was once an exclusive winter retreat for some of America's wealthiest families. Their exclusive Jekyll Island Club, a collection of "cottages" and a variety of support structures are now a National Historic Landmark, the Historic District is open to the public. Today, owned by the State of Georgia, the island retains much of its natural beauty and offers a wealth of amenities and activities including 63 holes of golf, beautiful beaches, 20 miles of bike paths, mini-golf, nature tours and Summer Waves Water Park.
Take a trolly tour of the island with stops at the Lighthouse, Fort Frederica and Christ Church. The trolley stop is located underneath the big oak tree by the Pier in St. Simons Island's Pier Village near 117 Mallery Street. Just look for the GREEN trolley! Please arrive 15 minutes early. 1.5 Hour Tours. Open Air Trolleys. Book Online or Purchase in Person. Available for Weddings, Parties and Private Tours.
St. Simons Island Driving Tour
Historic Brunswick Driving Tour
St Simons Land Trust offers a look into the majestic and untouched beauty that is Cannon's Point. Located on St. Simons Island, Canon's Point is one of the last untouched maritime forests on the coast and is in dire need of preservation.
St. Simons Land Trust
Home to more than 12,000 full-time residents, St. Simons is known for its stately live oaks, abundant salt and fresh water marshes, meandering creeks and rivers, and rich history. Spotted seatrout, redfish, flounder and tarpon are bountiful in the creeks and near shore waters. And, just offshore is the calving ground for the North Atlantic right whale - one of the world's most endangered large whale species. Not surprisingly, St. Simons is also a favorite destination for vacationers.
Like so many coastal areas, St. Simons experienced a population boom in the 1990s. Recognizing that the uniqueness of this barrier island would continue to attract new residents and thus be heavily impacted by development, the St. Simons Land Trust was born. Recognition is given to the vision of local leaders such as Ben Slade III, Frances McCrary, and Jim and Jeannie Manning who were the Land Trust's founding members, and the organization's first Executive Director, Catherine Main, who operated the Land Trust out of her home until 2001 when an office was opened on Frederica Road.
The St. Simons Land Trust has become a community institution entrusted with an extraordinary responsibility: to protect our scenic and historic treasures and to preserve the beauty and charm of our island for generations to come.
Since those early days, the Land Trust has preserved more than 1,000 acres (and another 200 acres in a nearby county). We also hold over 300 acres in conservation easements. We are guided in our work by our most recent strategic plan for land conservation on the island that has established target areas for our work and priorities for transactions.
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