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The largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons is a picture-perfect escape where moss-draped oaks line the island’s winding streets. Stay with Inspirato at Salt Tide, a grand six-bedroom home just a short walk to the beach. Take in views of the Atlantic Ocean from the home’s seven charming porches, and enjoy a plethora of outdoor living space, complete with a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, outdoor shower, and space to dine alfresco with the sounds of the ocean.
Picturesque white-sand beaches, vast salt marshes, and awe-inspiring sunsets are just a few things St. Simons Island is known for—not to mention its many historical and cultural attractions like the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, a working lighthouse built in 1872, where visitors can see artifacts and exhibits. If you feel like getting your heart rate going, climb the 129 steps to the top to experience panoramic views of the coast and nearby islands. Enjoy leisurely bike rides along the island’s miles of trails, world-class golfing, horseback riding along the coastline, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, and much more in this scenic Golden Isle.
Get lost in the storied past of St. Simons Island during a 90-minute tour given by a local resident. Relax in style as you travel through the island visiting multiple points of interest.
Stroll down St. Simons Island Pier and continue along the paved pathway through Neptune Park and along the waterfront to St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, where you can climb the lighthouse tower and explore the keeper’s dwelling.
Take your bicycle for a spin along the coast on the more than 20 miles of paved bike paths on the island that provide easy and safe access to attractions, restaurants, and shops without the use of a car.
The island’s summers are hot and mostly cloudy, with cool and partly cloudy winters and precipitation year-round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 89°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 94°F.