Many believe St. Simons Island with its moss draped live oak trees is the most charming of the coastal islands and visitors enjoy the friendly environment. Here are a few of the things to see and do while visiting:
History and Romance
St. Simons Island played an historic role in the development of our country. Monuments note key battles and settlements, including the sites of the Battle of Bloody Marsh and Fort Frederica, both are National Park sites. These sites can be visited along with St. Simons Lighthouse and Museum of Coastal History, Gascoigne Bluff (where live oak trees were cut for building "Old Ironsides" battleship), and Christ Church (the third oldest Episcopal church in the country.) St. Simons history comes alive among the moss draped oaks of the island, immortalized by the novels of Eugenia Price.
Tennis, Golf and Riding
For the sportsman are tennis courts, golf courses, and horseback riding.
Island Village and Fishing Pier
The St. Simons Island Village area includes shops, restaurants, picnic area, visitors center, playground, public library, community theater, miniature golf and fishing pier, all overlooking the Sound and Jekyll Island.
Fishing, Boating, Kayaking, Nature, Biking
Available for enjoying the water are fishing charters, crabbing, kayaking, jet skiing, sail boating, nature tours, water taxi and casino cruises. For appreciation of the natural beauty of the Island, miles of walking/bike paths are provided as well as many public accesses to beaches and natural areas.