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Where to Get the Best Views on St. Simon’s Island

There are a few things you should know about what to expect on your visit to St. Simons Island: you’re going to hear the word y’all a LOT, your SSI Rentals vacation home will be comfortable and stylish, and the views from St. Simons will take your breath away! No matter where you turn on your visit to paradise, you can expect to see something new and more wonderful than the last. And because everything only gets better when you rent from us, we’ve provided this list on where you can find the BEST views on St. Simons Island!

St. Simon’s Lighthouse

Located at 610 Beachview Drive, this one is probably a given, as it is one of the highest points on the island, but it’s also a “twofer.” Standing at the base and looking up, the sight of the beautiful white lighthouse standing guard behind the Victorian brick keeper’s cottage will immediately have your inner photographer screaming “photo op!” Once you walk up the 129 stairs to the very top and the views of all of St. Simons Island, the ocean, and the other coastal islands in the area, you may never need to take another scenic picture again in your lifetime! This is one of our favorite things to do on St. Simon’s Island and is THE spot that will capture your heart.

The Glynn County Marshes

Found on both nearby Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island, the salt marshes found here are not just an important part of the natural ecosystem, but a stunningly beautiful and serene sight for the eyes. The green marsh grasses waving in the wind turn a bright gold in the colder months, becoming even more breathtaking, if that’s even possible!

The Bay of Whales – Things to do on St. Simon’s Island

Located just off the right side of St. Simons Island is a spot where the North American right whale does its spawning. Originally called the Bay of Whales, a monument to these magnificent mammals can be found at this scenic site, and the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the whales during spawning season is extremely probable!

Gascoigne Bluff

Home to massive oak trees that have been growing in this spot for several centuries, Gascoigne Bluff may be peaceful today, but has many times been the site of bloody battles in wars over the past hundreds of years. Today, the serene beauty of the area belies its war torn past and it is a wonderful spot for hiking, bird watching, photography, and all sorts of other things to do on St. Simon’s Island!

Your SSI Rentals Vacation Escape

Saving the best for last, the most breathtaking views can often be seen off the deck of your cozy beach cottage! Watching the Georgia sun set over the sea in a blaze of colors can be a life changing experience; contact us today and start planning your St. Simons Island vacation of a lifetime!