Pools are a perfect way to stay cool in the summer and are easy entertainment on family vacations. St. Simons Island has hundreds of vacation rentals, but if it’s a private oasis you seek, look no further. Here are the top rated Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rental pools.
4201 10th Street – Kick back and cut loose in this stunning oceanfront property featuring grand porches and a poolside tiki hut.
4205 9th Street Slide into paradise with this private outdoor oasis. Keep adults and kids entertained all day long without ever having to leave the house.
2309 Ocean Road This luxurious premier property is gorgeous both indoors and out, but the zero edge pool overlooking the marsh is what sets it apart.
Visitors from all over are heading to St. Simons Island for summer vacations. The coastal climate, southern hospitality, and variety of outdoor activities are just a few reasons travelers feel safe visiting our beach town. However, the need to get away can also result in above average crowds. No need to worry, there are still plenty of options for summer fun at socially acceptable distances. Here are our top 5 things to do in St. Simons to protect you and your family and still have fun while visiting the Golden Isles.
- Life at Low Tide: Simons Island beach has tides that range from 6-10 feet. While high tide provides an extra breeze and bigger waves, it often draws larger crowds and less space on the beach. Low tide is the perfect time for long walks and beachcombing. Coastal Georgia is home to sand dollars, conch shells, and a wide variety of crab and shellfish that you can easily find during low tide. And once you’re done collecting shells, pop up a tent and enjoy a beach day.
- Yoga: Many yoga studios such as Omcore Yoga and Balance Wellness are open and implementing safe practices. If you aren’t quite ready for the group environment, we suggest you head out for fresh air and scenic views. East Beach St. Simons is an active beach with plenty of parking and space to practice your downward dog. To avoid a sandy situation, check out Neptune Park at the St. Simons Island Pier, an expansive park with a covered atrium provide views and shade if necessary.
- Biking: Biking on SSI is one of the healthiest ways to enjoy the beauty of the island. With over 30 miles of bike trails you can visit historic sites, ride down the beach, or bike to shops and restaurants. All while keeping your distancing from others and getting in plenty of exercise. Check out our blog for more details.
- Grill Out. Several restaurants are closed due to CoVid19 or only offering takeout options, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the flavors of coastal GA. Neptune Park on St. Simons Island and Great Dunes on Jekyll Island provide grills and plenty of picnic tables perfect for grilling with the family and enjoying ocean views. Craving seafood, check out Simons Seafood or City Market in Downtown Brunswick and grab some fresh Georgia shrimp or local fish. Then pop by Golden Isles Olive Oil for all the toppings you need to make an excellent dinner at your St. Simons vacation rental.
- Book a private home – we think all Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals are fabulous, however, if you truly want to keep it in the family then booking a private home with a private pool is the perfect way to play and stay safe. Check out our Simons vacation rentals and book your family vacation today.
Whether you are looking for history, food, beach scenes, or shopping, biking is the perfect way to spend a day on St. Simons Island. With over 30 miles of biked pathways, the options are endless. To start your adventure, check out this user-friendly bike map.
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 home front museum, then relax on the beach while the kids frolic in the waves.
To explore the Pier Village, rent bikes from Two Brothers Bike Shop, located at Mallory Street or Island Bicycle, across the street from Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals on Ocean Blvd. 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.