Places to See Along Georgia’s Stunning Coastline

Jekyll Island, United States
Jekyll Island, United States. Photo by Zach Reiner on Unsplash

The coast of Georgia, in the Southwestern United States, is roughly 110 miles stretching from Tybee Island and Savannah down to Florida. While four of the barrier islands are accessible by car, the rest require a boat ride to reach. Here are a few must-see places to see when visiting if you’re visiting the Georgian coastline.

Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island Club Resort was once an attraction for the rich and famous and it continues to draw celebrities today. But even if you don’t fall under any of these categories, don’t miss the island’s beauty. The unique view of fallen tree trunks and branches of Driftwood Beach attracts many artists and photographers.

Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island is home to more permanent residents than any other barrier island, so it’s the best place to stay for those who like to live like a local. You could also take a day trip on the Lady Jane, a shrimping vessel that tours the coastline.

Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island, which is only accessible by boat, is home to the Gullah Geechee community, descendants of enslaved West Africans, who have kept their traditions alive for over 200 years. Visitors can learn about the community’s incredible history, sample authentic West African food and take a tour from Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve Visitors Center.