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St. Simons Island Named Top Beach Destination

September 27, 2010

In an online article by AOL travel on August 24, 2010, St. Simons Island was named one of America’s 10 Best Islands. Other top destinations include: Shelter Island, New York, Santa Catalina Island, California, Orcas Island, Washington, and Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.

From the article on St. Simons Island.

“The largest of Georgia’s four Golden Isles, St. Simons has beckoned bluebloods and birders for a century with marshes, maritime forests, and Mediterranean Revival mansions. The island’s location made it a strategic maritime point: Explore Fort Frederica National Monument, where colonists won a major naval battle during the Revolutionary war and learn more at the WPA-built 1935 Old Coast Guard Station that houses the Maritime Center museum. Golfers can play hundreds of challenging holes between St. Simons and neighboring Sea and Jekyll Islands. Patrol the waters on a working shrimp boat, sail on a dolphin-watching tour, or just bask on pearly sands.

Fun Fact: The 104-foot St. Simons Lighthouse (a working navigational beacon operational since 1872) and its brick Victorian light-keeper’s residence were renovated in 2010.

To read the entire piece, please click here.


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