“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air,” Ralph Waldo Emerson said it and it describes the lifestyle on picturesque St. Simon’s Island, Georgia perfectly. If you’re ready to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city with your family, this quaint beach town is the ideal family getaway.
Locals simply call it ‘The Island” and it’s accessible by a series of bridges through Georgia’s gorgeous salt marsh wetlands. Once you arrive, the pace of life slows and it’s all about relaxation, living, and loving the day.
Miles of sandy beaches await exploration- from a dip in the tidal pools or collecting shells along the gently rolling shoreline to building sandcastles, discovering the sea life or simply soaking up the sunshine. Coast Guard Beach and Massengale Beach offer parking, clean public restrooms, and outdoor showers so you can leave the sand behind. With warm weather almost year round, a day at the beach is a way of life for the locals and an indulgence for our guests.
The coastal island boasts more than beaches. It’s a small town with most places being accessible by bicycle. (Rentals are available.) Bike paths wind throughout the island, beneath canopies of oaks and alongside serene marshlands. You’ll find a place to park your bike outside of most establishments. Head out to explore the many historic sites, nature trails, wildlife, and the island life in general.
Some people call St. Simon’s Island ‘home’; others call it ‘home away from home’. An old legend says, “Once you have the sand in your shoes, you’ll always come back to the island.” It’s true.
Are you thinking about relocating to St. Simon’s Island or purchasing a vacation home in the area? From quaint coastal cottages to luxury island homes, DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty can help with your St. Simons Island real estate opportunities.
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