Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island is in southern Coastal Georgia on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Get in

Although Saint Simons is somewhat interlocked with the other islands and mainland of the Intracoastal Waterway, the only access by road is The F.J. Torras Causeway and a bridge arching high over the channel to allow large ships to pass. Bicyclists and pedestrians with a fear of heights will wish they'd gotten a ride.

Get around

Many of the condos in the area are close to restaurants and bars, so walking is an excellent way to get around.

Bike paths line almost every street on St. Simons Island, and bike rentals are available at various outlets on the island.



A popular activity on St. Simons Island is bicycling, and tourists can use the generous bike paths that line every major street to explore the island. St. Simons is also a pleasant place to run for sport. At the fishing pier on the south end of the island, near the lighthouse, people can be found fishing and crabbing at almost any time of day or night.

Other popular activities include:

St. Simons Island is home to seven fine golf courses, and is a popular destination for golfers from around the world, and home to professional golfer Davis Love, III.

There are frequently arts, crafts, and antiques festivals on weekends in the Village area of the south end. The annual Sunshine Festival is held at the Village, as well, over the Fourth of July weekend, and the evening fireworks are a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike.

In the spring and summer months, the Jazz in the Park series is held Sundays on the lawn of the St. Simons lighthouse.

In temperate weather, music jam sessions, including bluegrass music (Tuesdays), are held in Neptune Park in the Village.

Easter Sunrise Service, held on the fishing pier on Saint Simons Island, is a popular non-denominational Easter Sunday church service.


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St. Simons has many unique, fun, and delicious places to eat. All restaurants in Georgia are non-smoking, except those which do not allow patrons under the age of 18 or have a separate room or floor with completely different ventilation.


On Saint Simons Island, over-the-counter alcohol sales stop at 11:45PM Monday through Saturday. No alcohol is sold on Sunday, except in restaurants and bars. Liquor must be purchased at a Liquor Store/Package Store. Beer and Wine are sold in grocery and convenience stores. On Sundays restaurants may not sell alcohol until 12:30PM


All bars on St. Simons Island close at 2AM. On Sundays, the bars that are open are only open until 12AM.


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