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Family Fun on St. Simons Island

Enjoy a family vacation Georgia style on St. Simons Island. St. Simons is certainly a family-friendly destination with plenty of activities for children and families.

THE GEORGIA SEA TURTLE CENTER

214 Stable Road
Jekyll Island
912.635.4198

Also on neighboring Jekyll Island is The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles. The Center features interactive exhibits and a pavilion with viewable sea turtle patients. Open year round, Tuesday through Sunday and Open Mondays March through November.

  • Adults: $7
  • Seniors: $6
  • Children Ages 4-12: $5
  • Children 3 & Under: FREE

Visit http://www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org/ for seasonal hours of operation.

Sea Turtles walking towards water beach

Music & Movies

On many Sunday evenings in Spring and Summer, live music performances at the lighthouse gazebo benefit The Coastal Georgia Historical Society and Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association. Bring a chair, picnic and enjoy great music from the oceanfront lawn. All concerts begin at dusk around 7:00pm.  St. Simons Island also has a 7-screen cinema. Call for movies and show times!

  • Sounds By The Sea

    $10 Adults
    $5 for children 6-12
    FREE for children under 6

  • A Little Light Music Schedule

    $10 Adults
    FREE for children under 12

  • Georgia Theater Company, Island 7 Cinemas

    44 Cinema Lane (off Sea Island Road, near Harris Teeter)

Explore the Island by Bike or Horseback

With miles of trails connecting the Island’s favorite spots, biking & horseback riding are two of the best ways to explore St. Simons. Newly-extended trails now connect bikers to the new Frederica Park on the Northern end of the Island. While the Stables at Frederica offer lessons for adults and children, beach rides, wooded rides and children’s lead arounds.

  • Monkeywrench Bicycles

    1708 Frederica Road
    912.634.5551

  • Barry’s Beach Service

    1300 Ocean Boulevard
    912.638.5225

  • Stables at Frederica

    150 Frederica Stables Drive
    912.434.4760

Water Parks & Fun Zones

  • SUMMER WAVES WATER PARK

    210 South Riverview Drive
    Jekyll Island
    912.635.2074

    Located on neighboring Jekyll Island, Summer Waves has 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the entire family.  Six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area round out the fun. Open daily mid-May through mid-August, then weekends through mid-September.

    General Admission: $19.95
    Junior Admission(under 48″ tall): $15.95
    Two-day Passes, season passes and “night splash” tickets available

    Visit http://www.jekyllisland.com/summer-waves/ for hours and additional information.

  • NEPTUNE PARK & FUN ZONE

    550 Beachview Drive
    912.279.2836

    Putt, plunge, picnic and play at this spectacular new oceanfront park. Located next to the lighthouse, the park features an 18-hole miniature golf course. The pool has a wading pool, water gym for kids, lap lanes and zero-entry access—all with American Red Cross certified lifeguards. Pool concessions are available. The neighboring playground has swings, slides and benches for watching the fun.

    Mini-Golf: $7 per round, open year round (Weekends only during winter months)

    Fun Zone Pool: $7 individual daily pass (open seasonally, late May through September)

    Playground & Picnic Areas: FREE

kid playing on beach in blue bathsuit and hat
small boy throwing sand in the air

Sitters by the Shore

For a little time away, Sitters by the Shore is a professional sitting referral service that can help with children, elderly or pets. Sitters are CPR and First Aid Certified.

For fees and process, visit www.sittersbytheshore.com or call owners

Barbara Ekberg: 912.399.4401 or 912.267.1559

Debbie Taylor: 912.222.3747 or 912.638.5829