Nestled among the coastline and barrier islands of Georgia, Brunswick and the Golden Isles welcome you to a truly exhilarating expanse of sea, sun, and fun. There is so much do and see here. Yet, just relaxing and taking in the beauty of these fabled shores will give you enough wonderful memories to last for years. Relax along endless white sand beaches under the golden sun, swim and sail in the Atlantic. Challenge 216 holes of golf or play on acres of tennis courts. Dine on gourmet fare. Ride horseback or stroll nature trails that wind through live oaks, pine, azaleas, wisteria and mysterious resurrection ferns. Fish, boat, bike, and shop. From doing it all to doing nothing at all, the pace of discovery is yours to choose.
The brilliance and beauty of the coastal sunset is the backdrop to Georgia’s barrier islands known collectively as The GOLDEN ISLES. Encounter rich history & recreation at every turn as you succumb to the tranquil pull of the last unspoiled coastline along the eastern shore. Go kayaking or deep-sea fishing. Swim or stroll along miles of sun-drenched beaches. Challenge 198 holes of golf. Cruise tidal creeks and winding rivers to catch sight of dolphins and many species of birds inhabiting salt marshes and surrounding areas. Enjoy the many dining experiences The Golden Isles has to offer.
Where I-95 bends towards the sea, discover miles of sun drenched beaches, golf courses rated among the best in the United States.
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Our warm climate and casual, friendly atmosphere attract a wide variety of people. Whether to reitre, purchase a second home, or just to visit, the hospitality and climate invite you to stay. Explore, relax, enjoy the rich history, fabled shores, and glorious sunsets of the GOLDEN ISLES.
......Rich in History & Beauty
Brunswick and the Golden Isles are located in the center of an area rich in natural beauty and history. St. Simons Island, one of the famed and fabled Golden Isles that grace this corner of Georgia's coast, is especially alluring. St. Simons Island, called "San Simone" by 16th century Spanish explorers, is now simply called "wonderful" by those who retreat to its shores today. Visitors come year 'round to swim, sail, fish, and walk along St. Simons' lovely beaches, to challenge its 99 holes of golf and acres of tennis courts, to wander its enchanted historic sites, and to explore the Island's countless quaint shops and fine restaurants. All amid gloriously mild weather year 'round.
Reached via causeway from St. Simons Island. Although much of the island is residential,“The Cloister” established in the 1920s by industrialist Howard E. Coffin, has earned an international reputation as a distinguished resort.
Little St. Simons Island
A secluded coastal retreat reached only by boat with accommodations for just thirty guests. Untouched beaches, tidal creeks, acres of maritime forest offer outdoor recreational activities.
Reached via Sidney Lanier bridge, this was once an exclusive winter retreat for America’s highest society. The modern history of Jekyll Island began when it was purchased as a state park shortly after World War II and now welcomes all to its National Historic District, miles of beautiful beaches, golf, tennis and a host of recreational activities.
The Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation to the north of Brunswick, offers a glimpse into the lives of planters and slaves that grew rice along the Altamaha River nearly 200 years ago. You can tour the antebellum home built by the Troup family and examine the nineteenth century farm equipment still stored in the barn. Call 264-7333.
Whether traveling north or south, your trip will not be complete without a visit to Coastal Georgia. From Savannah to St. Marys, breathtaking beauty, rich history and warm hospitality await you with accommodations of every type from value priced family lodging to world class resorts.
You will find the quaint town of Darien and the Fort King George State Historic Site. Nearby Sapelo Island, home of the University of Georgia Marine Institute, features a guided tour of the pristine barrier island beaches and Hog Hammock Community, where many of the descendants of the Plantation era still reside. An hour North of Brunswick is Savannah, Georgia, known for its historic downtown squares and the shops and restaurants along its waterfront district.
Don't miss Seabrook Village, an African American living history museum located near Midway, Georgia. Founders of Seabrook Village were freed slaves who took advantage of post-Civil War land grants to begin a new life of freedom on their own property. Join in a widely varied schedule of interactive exhibits and programs from toy-making to cane-grinding. Call (912) 884-7008 for more information.
Pristine and secluded, Cumberland Island National Seashore, is located south of Brunswick, via I-95, Exit 3. A favorite destination for coastal visitors who love history, wildlife, and a vast sweep of unspoiled beaches. For ferry boat schedules call (912) 882-4335.
The famous Okefenokee Swamp lies southwest of the Golden Isles. Thousands of acres of cypress and pine forest shelter the deep, blackwater swamp. Teeming with hundreds of species of birds, otters, deer, and a thriving population of alligators, the Okefenokee offers boat trips, fishing, canoeing, and other fascinating encounters with a unique independent ecosystem.