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A road trip along Georgia’s coast invites travelers to take a walk on the wild side
Georgia’s coast has long called to visitors with its rich cultural history and world-class hospitality. But there’s another side, a wilder side, to this 110-mile stretch of coastline and its fifteen barrier islands, which holds its own timeless appeal.
Cumberland Island: Georgia’s hidden gem
Fifteen barrier islands line the coast of Georgia. The southernmost and largest is called Cumberland.
Live like a Carnegie at Greyfield Inn
Originally part of a sprawling estate built by the Carnegie family at the turn of the 20th century, the colonial-style Greyfield mansion is the only hotel on Cumberland Island.
Six of Georgia’s natural wonders
From rivers to caves, swamps to beaches, our state has a lot of natural beauty. Six wonders, including Okeffenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Ellison's Cave, Ossabaw Island, and more.
On Island Time: Sweet seclusion
When I consider all the hours I spend in traffic, it’s downright distressing. That’s why, when it comes to vacations, I opt to go somewhere serene and congestion-free—somewhere like Bald Head Island.
27. How to visit Cumberland Island
Arrange a day or camping trip through the National Park Service, with ferry rides from St. Mary’s.
3. Dungeness, Cumberland Island
The 18-mile island’s crown jewel was once Dungeness, a 59-room mansion built by the Carnegie family in 1884.
Get away to Cumberland Island
While I was sifting through the hoards of conch shells, disc clams, and horseshoe crab remnants left on Cumberland Island National Seashore by a generous surf, something in the distance caught my eye: two majestic creatures at water’s edge, standing so close together that they appeared as one hulking beast.