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The Golden Isles

Along the Georgia coast lies a stretch of land that is like no other. Discover Georgia’s premier coastal destination, the Golden Isles. Astonishing beauty, mild weather, and a natural radiance inspire the area’s name, the Golden Isles. Located midway between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, lies the four beautiful barrier islands of St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island, and the historic port city of Brunswick. Visitors are able to enjoy all the area has to offer. From the best seafood and world-class golfing to seaside concerts, museums, boutique shopping, and historical attractions, there are an abundance of activities for everyone to enjoy. Or simply get lost in the beauty of century-old oak trees draped with Spanish Moss or rejuvenate on the many miles of untouched beaches., 800-933-2627.

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Featured Attractions

St. Simons Island Lighthouse and A.W. Jones History Center
Located near the village and pier, the St. Simons Island Lighthouse is one of only five surviving light towers in Georgia. An operational navigation aid for traffic entering St. Simons Sound, it casts its light as far as 23 miles out to sea. Visitors are invited to climb the 129 steps to experience views of neighboring Jekyll Island, Brunswick, and the south end of St. Simons Island.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Georgia's first sea turtle rehabilitation, research, & education facility provides state-of-the-art emergency care to sick and injured sea turtles. Explore the lives of sea turtles and other native animals. Glimpse into the hospital where sea turtles are treated, see our turtle patients in the rehabilitation pavilion, and learn how our research is helping sea turtles in Georgia and throughout the world!

Jekyll Island National Historic District
The southernmost part of the Golden Isles was once an exclusive resort for some of America’s wealthiest families. Today, the island welcomes all to enjoy its National Historic Landmark District, 10 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. Enjoy 63 holes of golf, vibrant wildlife and take part in marsh eco-tours, dolphin watching, sea turtle walks, or bird watching.



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