Enveloped by expansive beaches, moss-draped oaks, and salt marshes, Saint Simons Island is a nearly 18 square mile island. It’s a recreation wonderland with superb championship golf courses, miles of bicycle paths, great fishing, historic sites, and excellent restaurants. Saint Simons Island is home to the 18-hole King and Prince Golf Course and 27-hole Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort. Nearby are 234 more holes of golf at popular spots like the 63-hole Jekyll Island Golf Club and 36-hole Sea Island Golf Club.
Anglers have lots of opportunities to fish in the rivers, tidal creeks, sounds and the Atlantic Ocean. You can fish off the St. Simons Island Pier and surf cast on stretches of beach on the island’s north end. Don’t miss the Saint Simons Lighthouse, where you can climb the 129 steps for a magnificent view of the island; the Fort Frederica National Monument, which has remnants of the British fort built in the 1700s; and the Bloody Marsh Battle Site, where the Spanish defeated the British in 1742.