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St. Simons Island Rainy Day Activities

January 4, 2024

Most days spent on St. Simons Island and the surrounding Golden Isles are sunny and warm, but every now and again storms pass through! For vacationers, a rainy day trapped inside with kids excited for a beach day can be a scary thought! We’ve put together a list of recommendations for you and your family to try next time your beach day gets canceled by the rain!

Rainy Day Activities in the Golden Isles

Georgia Sea Turtle Center 

turtle exhibit

With admission tickets between $9-$11, the Sea Turtle Center is a great family-friendly way to spend a rainy afternoon. The Center offers the public a chance to see rehabilitation in action with a variety of interactive exhibits and experiences. Learn all about the life of a sea turtle from conception to adulthood, and discover how we can change our daily habits to better protect them!

St Simons Island Movie Theatre 

The Island Cinemas is centrally located on St Simons and offers family-friendly and affordable fun. With morning, afternoon, and evening movie times they have got you covered at any time on a rainy day.

Lighthouse Museum 


With ticket prices ranging from $6-$12, the Lighthouse Museum is another budget-friendly activity to do with family and friends. Climb to the top of the lighthouse and take in breathtaking views overlooking the ocean. Or opt for the drier choice and meander through the Keeper’s Dwellings which houses the Museum exhibits!

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation 

Take a guided or self guided tour of this early 1800’s rice plantation. You will see heirlooms from the family as well as learn the history of plantation. Ghost Tours are also available at the plantation.

Sea Strike & Pub

Check out this innovative gastropub, cocktail bar, and bowling alley with a cozy and inviting atmosphere! Enjoy their tasty food menu and spend an afternoon bowling with friends and family. Sea Strike & Pub is also a great place to catch your local sports teams playing on TV! Take a seat at the bar, or relax on their comfortable couches for a fun and relaxing day.

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