St Simons Island

The largest of what are known as “the Golden Isles” of Georgia, St Simons Island is also perhaps the most popular and active of all of Georgia’s barrier islands. Many flock to St Simons Island Georgia in order to enjoy the world class Georgia golfing and tennis facilities offered, and many just prefer to use St. Simons Island hotels near the beach to enjoy the sand, sun, and surf of the famous beaches of St Simons Island GA.

Speaking of beaches, St. Simons Island is big enough to have several. So, for the savvy traveler, the question becomes, “which beach is best?” Here you’ll find a guide to the very best beaches of St Simons Island Georgia, and where to stay in order to be in close proximity, making your stay a beach getaway to remember.

First is Massengale Park Beach. Perhaps the most public and family oriented of the beaches on St Simons Island GA, the park area is great for a family barbecue or picnic, complete with grills, public restrooms, gorgeous trees, free parking, and quick access to the sand. Choosing one of the affordable St. Simons Island hotels or vacation rentals near Massengale Park will make your family vacation that much more convenient. The beach at Massengale Park has a lifeguard on duty from June 1st through labor day

Next, East Beach has been called the best beach on St Simons Island Georgia. The sand is generally packed well for bike riding with friends and family, and often this beach is less crowded than the others, but during the summer months, don’t ever expect to find perfect solitude. This is a half mile of gorgeous white sand on the east side of St Simons Island GA.

Finally there is Coast Guard Station Beach, another family and picnic friendly location, with the most area of sand on St Simons Island. Coast Guard Station beach has lifeguards on duty from June 1st through Labor day as well, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Another great place to visit for families on a quest for beach fun is Neptune Park. This park includes mini golf, picnic areas, gorgeous trees, a fishing pier, a live music venue, and beach access.

A couple of St Simons Island hotels that offer a great experience for the price are the centrally located Holiday Inn Express (100% smoke free, clean and near great dining) and the Ocean Inn and Suites, a luxury boutique hotel that is unique to St Simons which offers a salt water jetted pool and stands right next to the historic lighthouse and Neptune Park.

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