Sea Island Photography


There are so many beautiful things about St. Simons Island, so why not capture that beauty in pictures. With a seemingly endless coastline made up of powdery sand dunes and thick marshlands, the island provides the perfect setting for photographers of all levels. Weather you are a novice taking Sea Island photos on your smartphone or a professional packing a 500mm lens and tripod, St. Simons Island is perfect! With that said, here are some of the best places to photograph along the beautiful Georgia coastline.

Driftwood Beach – Jekyll Island

A popular site for weddings, Driftwood Beach is located on the north end of Jekyll Island. What is so enchanting about this beach are the beautiful driftwood and trees that are said to resemble a “tree graveyard.” This is due to the north end of the island slowly eroding away and being deposited on the south end of the island, which gives it unique character, thus attracting many Sea Island photography enthusiasts.

Take a Turtle Walk – Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is home to one of the most amazing natural wonders. Explore the beach at night, and learn about the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles nesting along the Georgia Coast. These popular programs begin with a 30-45-minute presentation at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center about the natural history of sea turtles, followed by a guided beach tour in search of a nesting turtle. Here you can take some amazing Sea Island photos of sea life in its natural habitat.

Gould’s Inlet – St. Simons Island

This spot is located on the northern tip of East Beach but is not necessarily a beach destination in its original sense. Gould’s Inlet is primarily known for its amazing bird watching, fishing and ocean views. Here you can see the southern end of Sea Island, just across the river inlet, and observe many varieties of coastal birds. During your visit you will most likely encounter fishermen fishing off the pier and along the beach, as well as stand up paddle boarders off the distant sandbar catching some waves. All of these components make for perfect Sea Island photo opportunities as well as amazing candid’s.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse – St. Simons Island

St. Simons Lighthouse is one of only five surviving light towers in Georgia that casts a light as far as 23 miles out to sea. Unlike many other operational lighthouses, the St. Simons Lighthouse invites visitors to climb the 129 steps to experience views of neighboring Jekyll Island, the mainland and the south end of St. Simons Island. From atop the lighthouse you can take beautiful Sea Island pictures of the sea and from the ground you can immortalize the beauty of this historic structure.

Lover’s Oak – Brunswick

The Lover’s Oak is located in Historic Downtown Brunswick and is said to date back to the 12th century. Legend has it that Native American braves and their maidens would meet underneath this tree, thus, giving it the name the Lover’s Oak. The oak is estimated to be over 900 years old – who wouldn’t want to capture that in a photograph? The tree’s trunk is about 13 feet in diameter and it branches into ten limbs measuring 12 to 30 inches in diameter and is simply breathtaking.

Grab Your Camera

Now, these are just a few places that you can visit to take some amazing and unique Sea Island pictures. Georgia’s Golden Isles are majestically beautiful, making for some great photo opportunities that you have to see to believe! You won’t miss a shot when you book one of our astounding vacation rentals. Great views, great comfort, who could ask for more?