The east beach of St. Simons Island, also known as St. Simons Island Beach, stretches along the coast of St. Simons Island. The area consists of a myriad of small sections, each named after a particular beach access point. The northern end of East Beach includes Gould’s Inlet—a prime location for bird-watching, fishing, and taking in the stunning views of both the southernmost point of Sea Island and the shimmering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The only downside: Gould’s Inlet has extremely limited parking, so try to time your stop here accordingly!
Just south of Gould’s Inlet lays the U.S. Coast Guard Station, or “First Street Beach Access.” Here, the historic coast guard station—serving its first watch on April 1, 1937 and its last watch in 1995—hosts the Maritime Center, a museum with interactive exhibits and galleries dedicated to the natural assets of coastal Georgia and maritime and military history in the region. It is also the most popular beach on St. Simons Island, with the widest expanse of beach and the most abundant parking. The sand in this area is hard packed from the tides, making it ideal for biking along the beach.
Further south, between the Coast Guard Station and the King and Prince Resort, Massengale Park holds two secluded beach access points. There are also a number of picnic tables situated in the shade of old oak trees, as well as barbecue grills, a playground for children, public restrooms, and public parking, outdoor showers available.
Finally, depending on the tide levels, visitors may also be able to access the southernmost point of East Beach at Pier Village, where they can bike and fish during low tide, as well as shop, eat, and stop by water park at Neptune Park.
Amazing East Beach St. Simons Rentals
SSI Rentals offers elite vacation homes and cottages along the east beach of St. Simons Island, perfectly situated between the idyllic marshlands immortalized by poet Sidney Lanier in the poem “Marshes of Glynn” and the stunning beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. These properties feature bright, cheerful, and airy three- to four-bedroom floor plans, complete with beach-themed decorations, designer furnishings, and accommodations for as many as twelve guests! Our St. Simons Island properties along the East Beach include luxury amenities such as:
- Newly renovated interior and exterior features
- Fully-stocked kitchens with high-end appliances and cookware
- Washer and dryer sets
- Heating and air-conditioning
- Flat screen televisions with cable access and DVD players
- Top-notch stereo systems with docking equipment
- Wi-Fi access
- Soft linens
- Cozy fireplaces
- Huge lawns and patio areas
- Bikes for guest use
- Resort-style community and private pools
- Private hot tubs
- Enclosed outdoor showers
- Barbeque grills for cookouts with friends and family
When you stay in one of our East Beach St. Simons rentals, you’ll also have unbeatable views of the famous Glynn marshlands and easy access to a variety of public beaches. Some of our homes even have beaches right outside of their front door! In between your excursions to the beach, you can shop and dine at local nearby boutiques and restaurants. Live it up in the oasis that is East Beach!
SSI Rentals – Your St. Simons Island Connection!
At SSI Rentals, we have over twenty years of experience in providing stellar customer service, high-quality vacation rental properties, and connecting our guests with the attractions and activities that make their St. Simons Island vacation memorable and fun. Contact our reservation specialists today to book your very own home away from home in a tropical paradise!