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What’s in Your (Beach) Bag?

June 2022

Everyone loves a day at the beach, nothing is better than spending time with family and friends while having some fun in the sun. We’ve got our list of top beach day essentials for anyone coming to Saint Simons Island to visit the beach this summer.

Beach Chair & Umbrella

Make the most of the sea and sun, staying awhile to relax. Pick up a chair or umbrella from a local shop, or rent chairs and umbrellas from  Barry’s Beach Service, conveniently located in from of Hodnett Cooper’s Beach Club. Not near the Beach Club or the Saint Simons Grand? Not to worry, contact Shady Beaches Tent Rentals for delivery and set up!


Warm sun, light breezes, calming waves, and sweet salt water are a perfect prescription for leisure but preparing for a few extra hours in the sun will ensure you are able to enjoy the island to the fullest every day of your trip. Don’t worry, many hops in St. Simons Pier Village will have just what you need if you forget yours at home.


No beach trip is complete without lots of toys. From buckets to shell sifters all our local shops can help add to your treasure trove. Please remember to help Keep Georgia Beautiful by removing all toys, rubbish, chairs, and sunshades from the sand when you depart. Many guests assume others will use the items if left behind, but as the tide comes in these items are swept into the sea and are harmful to swimmers and wildlife.


Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals provides perfect, fluffy, white towels in your home for bathing. However, beach towel and toys vary by residence as these items are individually stocked by the owners. We cannot promise beach towels will be in your unit, so be sure to bring your own so you and the kiddies have a nice fresh towel to wrap up in after a long day of sun, swimming, and sand.


You didn’t think we were going to forget the most important part, did you? Between the warm sun creating some melting action, and the abundance of sand, you might choose your options wisely here. Most importantly, don’t forget the beverages! Looking for Grab and Go? Check Out Sammies in Redfern Village or Three Bird Little Birds in the Pier Village. Hoping for Fresh and Fast? Our favorite is Sea Salt Healthy Kitchen!

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