St Simons Island is known for incredible beaches and vibrant natural landscapes characterized by massive live oaks draped in Spanish moss. Any trip to the island is incomplete without any of these crucial elements, but there are also so many off the beaten path spots that you will not read about in the guide books that will make your vacation unforgettable. Here are three off the beaten path St. Simons Island attractions that you will not want to miss.
This part of the country has some of the most incredible history you will find anywhere. This fort in the northern part of the island was built by 1748 to protect the English colonies from the Spanish. It is an incredible sight to see the remains of this once booming town and fort on this beautiful beach. You will also find a small but enchanting museum of the history of the area and the fort. Find it at 6515 Frederica Rd.
All Aboard the Lady Jane
Most of us know that this area is known for incredible seafood, especially shrimp! We mostly only see the cooked shrimp and give little thought to where it came from; that all changes aboard the Lady Jane. You have the opportunity to go out on a real shrimp boat and watch the nets get lowered and come back up full of shrimp, at which time the biologist aboard will identify the catch! Find it just to the east of Howard Coffin Park, which sits at 1402 Sonny Miller Way.
Of course, going to the beach is atop just about everybody’s list on a St. Simons Island vacation. But you will not find many of those people at this beach, simply because very few know about it. It sits on the north end of East Beach at the end of Bruce Drive. It is a place of great peace and beauty, perfect for fishing, bird watching, and relaxing in the sand. Find the rejuvenation you want from a St. Simons Island vacation here.
The Top Vacation Rentals in Town
Off the beaten path or not, there is no arguing that the most beautiful vacation rentals in town are provided by SSI Rentals. You can find these homes and condos speckling the pristine shores or the charming neighborhoods inland. Regardless of the location, you can be sure each home is beautiful from its design to its appointments. Within charming southern architecture, you will find luxurious furnishings, high-end kitchens, decadent bedrooms, and so much more. Within each of these homes, you will find a great place to relax as well as to celebrate. Contact us to find the vacation home of your dreams and to learn more about St. Simons Island attractions!