It’s winter in St. Simons Island and a couple of my coworkers at SSIRentals.com are rising early to walk along the tranquil beaches as we plan out our days activities…there’s magic in the air as the sun rises over the coastal waters of Southern Georgia bringing warmth to a cool morning full of promise. We watch the surfers battling the chill waters, its winter in Georgia…they DO need to wear wetsuits, but the waves are kicking and they all look as if they are having a great time! Later we will probably amble over to the Sandcastle Café & Grill for a cup of hot coffee and a crab benedict…seafood on St. Simons is so fresh and tasty we can eat it at every meal and never tire of it. Life runs at a slower pace here on the island, and for some of us, the winter is the best time of year…why would you want to be anywhere else? Here are 5 reasons St. Simons Island in the winter is THE place to be!
5) Beautiful Weather
While you were fighting icy streets and bone chilling temperatures, we were walking the beach in shorts and a tee shirt. Our average high temp in the winter months runs around 63 degrees, our lows never drop below 40 and the days are mostly sunny. When did you last see the sun in December?
4) Tranquil Beaches
The drop in tourist traffic leaves the beaches free of crowds and noise. You can start your day with a walk like we do, or even spend your day reading a really good book and soaking in the sun and tranquility. There will be other people around, but it will still feel like you’re living on your own private island. Holidays on the Island lack that frenzied rush you have to deal with on the mainland, enabling you to relax and remember the true meaning of the season.
3) Winter Deals
Shhh…here’s a secret we don’t normally like to share…prices are much lower in the winter. The vacation rental homes here on St. Simons are reasonably priced anyway, but in the winter? It can be a bargain hunters paradise…lower prices, but you can still enjoy temperate weather and the same beautiful views you did last summer? What are you waiting for…isn’t it time to book your winter vacation on St. Simons Island?
2) Holiday Happenings
Shopping at the Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park, held on December 12th and 13th this year, gives you an opportunity to buy unique hand crafted items for your friends Christmas gifts. In addition you can participate in the Jingle All the Way 5K and Fun Run or take in the local production of A Christmas Story…Christmas on the island will bring out the child in you if you let it.
1) Golfing in our winter wonderland
The number one most popular reason for spending your winter vacation on St. Simons Island is the ability to golf on one of our beautiful, challenging and fun golf courses! Did you know there are over 200 holes of golf to be played on this tiny island? St. Simons Island is a golfer’s paradise…with The King And Prince Golf Course reining supreme. Have we convinced you yet? It’s winter on St. Simons Island and we already told you about our morning…what was the start of your day like?