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St. Simons Island Bike Trails & Rentals

June 13, 2024

Whether you are looking for history, food, beach scenes, or shopping, biking is the perfect way to spend a day on St. Simons Island.  St. Simons Island is home to well-maintained bike trails that cater to all skill levels. The most popular trail is the St. Simons Island Trail System, which spans over 30 miles and connects key points of interest across the island. To start your adventure, check out this user-friendly bike map. The options are endless!

Enjoy the Scenic Beauty

One of the biggest draws of biking on St. Simons Island is the breathtaking scenery. The island is made up of beautiful lush marshlands, towering oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and water views. As you pedal through the island, you’ll find yourself immersed in nature, with opportunities to spot local wildlife like herons, egrets, and even dolphins in the ocean.

St. Simons Island Bike Rentals

For a quick family friendly bike ride, start by renting bikes from Ocean Motion.  Bike along marsh lined sidewalks to East Beach and view the coastal cottages along the way.  For a quick history lesson, stop at the WWII Homefront Museum, then relax on the beach while the kids frolic in the waves.

Bike down the pier and tempt your taste buds at one of the many restaurants.  After a quick bite, let the kids play on the playground and then test your endurance by climbing the historic St. Simons Island Lighthouse.  If you want to extend your ride, continue down Ocean Boulevard and ride under the oak lined pathways of Kings Way.

Dotted by neighborhoods, the shaded bike paths of Frederica Road lead to the north end of St. Simons.  You can rent bikes from Monkeywrench Bicycles off of Frederica Road and start your journey there.  On the way, you will find nature trails, parks, restaurants and shops.  For history lovers, make sure to stop for a tour at the historic Harrington School, then continue to Christ Church.  Nature lovers can explore the 600 acres of preserved green space at Cannon’s Point or rest at Frederica Park.

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