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4 Day Trips from St. Simons Island

March 3, 2017

Updated November, 7 2023

Located on the coast of Georgia, St. Simons Island is a haven of Southern charm and natural beauty. If you’re booking a trip to St. Simons, be sure to check out these unforgettable day trips, each offering a unique blend of history, relaxation, and adventure! Learn more about nearby coastal areas and start planning your next escape!

Jekyll Island

jekyll island

Jekyll Island may seem like a world way, but it’s only about 20 miles away from St. Simons Island by crossing over the Sidney Lanier Bridge which separates St. Simons and Jekyll Island! Jekyll Island is well known for its rich aristocratic history as well as for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and many other neat places.


brunswick GA

If you are looking to browse through a quaint downtown area or maybe you like more commercialized shopping, Brunswick is the place to go. The quiet downtown area is about 10 miles away from St. Simons and is packed with antique stores, city markets, and festivals as well as great theaters! There are also big box stores like Target and Old Navy as well as many chain restaurants to choose from at your convenience. Be sure to check out this fun area for the perfect afternoon trip!


cumberland GA

Cumberland Island is located about an hour away from St. Simons Island but it is totally worth the visit! Once you get to Cumber Island National Seashore you will board the ferry that will take you across the bay to the secluded Cumberland Island. Known for its wildlife it boasts many different species like wild horses, turkeys, alligators, armadillos, and many coastal birds. There are also palmetto forests and beautiful live oak!

Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island is a stone’s throw away from St. Simons, however, it is only accessible by ferry that departs from Darien, GA. This barrier island is rich with history and beauty. Once you make it to the island you are free to meander through the various historic points or you can take in the miles of pristine coastline!

St. Simons Island has so much to offer that we know it may be hard to find the time and desire to slip away for the afternoon. If you do find time to explore outside of the island, these options will not disappoint! Browse all St. Simons Island rentals to plan your beach getaway!

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