Our lives are so busy. Rush to work only to sit in traffic. Get to work only to sit in meetings. Start the process in reverse to go home and get dinner ready. We get so busy that we become completely disconnected from the world around us. Wouldn’t it be nice to slow down (maybe even a turtle’s pace?), take a breath and reconnect with nature? It can absolutely happen for you on St Simons Island. Southern Living Magazine even called it “a coastal gem”. Once you visit, you won’t want to leave. That’s your cue to start looking for St Simons Island real estate!
Did you know that Georgia’s coast is a popular spot for sea turtles to nest? In fact, it is very likely that they will set a record for nests this year. St Simons Island is known, in part, for its loggerhead turtle nests. The females return to the same beach to lay their eggs every year. Loggerhead nesting season starts in mid-May and tapers off after mid-July through August. It is critical that these nests be protected because the loggerheads are considered ‘threatened’, according to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, which means “likely to become endangered”. As of June 5, there were 4 loggerhead nests on St Simons Island. After 60 days, the hatchlings will be alerted by falling temperatures after dusk that it is time to head to the water. Follow the progress with the sea turtle nest monitoring system here.
St Simon Island is home to so much natural beauty and the beaches are no exception. East Beach, with its unspoiled coastline, has also been known to have dolphins swimming just offshore. There are several public entry points that make it easy to access. At the far north end is Gould’s Inlet. This area is popular with wildlife enthusiasts, as it provides a perfect place to fish, photograph birds or just view the ocean.
This lifestyle can be yours. If you want to slow down and enjoy the magic of nature around you, contact us to find out how.