Saint Simon Island, Georgia
Updated: Sep 19, 2021
St. Simon is just a little over 5 hours from North Atlanta. It is such a peaceful place where you can see much sea life at the beach. we would find hermit crabs every day!
On I-16 you can stop here for gas and they have a petting zoo. Click here to view some pictures. There are not many stops on I-16 so make sure you have used the bathroom, gotten gas and food.
If driving south on I95 you will pass the city of Darien. These are some good places to eat near there:
Click here to see the tide schedule
This is a great vrbo we stayed at. It has 3 bedrooms and a room with a separate room with a pull out couch. (1 king, 2 double, 4 bunk beds a pull out couch on the first floor!) It is located right next to the pool in the complex, and if you bring fishing poles you can fish in the pond by the front door!
Rushdelivery.co is like uber eats for the island. 912-242-1100
Places to Eat:
Click on the link next to it to see pics from our trip.
Click here to see some pictures of places to eat on St. Simon.
Barbara Jeans ( Southern Food/Seafood grab crabcakes)
Cafe Frederica ( Breakfast/Lunch)
Crab Trap ( Seafood)
Coastal Kitchen (View Seafood)
DeLaneys Bistro ( Seafood/steak/tapas)
Del Sur Artisan Eats (Gourmet Food)
Echo ( King and Prince Hotel Water View)
Georgia Sea Grill (Upscale feel but can be casual seafood)
Half Shell ( seafood)
Iguanas ( Seafood)
Mallery's Cafe ( Breakfast/Lunch we would grab sandwiches here for the beach) Click here to see pictures from out visit. We loved grabbing sandwiches to go from here to take to the beach each day!
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Click here to see pictures from our visit They have great outdoor seating.
Mullet Bay ( Family Style)
Palm Coast (Breakfast Lunch ) Has outdoor seating
Palmer's Village Cafe (Breakfast/Lunch) Click here to see pictures from our visit
St. Simon Treats ( Ice Cream/ candy they will deliver) We love to get treats from here. They make amazing ones for each holiday!
Things to do:
This historical church is on the way to Fort Fredrica. It is nice to walk around the grounds. Click below to flip through the slide show.
Fort Frederica (Basically next to Christ Church) This is a National Park so they give the kids a guide book. They usually let the kids dress in costume I here, but we went during covid times. It is a huge area. They have a hunt for the kids to go around and collect clues. They have a small museum here, public restrooms and lots of parking.
This is where Spanish and British troops fought in 1742. The British at Fort Frederica beat the Spanish troops ensuring Georgia was a British colony.
Mallery Park https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ohtheplacesyourfamilywillgo&set=a.2618081525108694
Pier Click here for pictures when we went. We loved going to the fish store right here to get bait and brought our own lines and fished here. There is a park right near it for kids to play on too.
**Here is the crab trap I bought on Amazon we use.
**This beach aquarium we bought when he was 1 and it is still his favorite beach item!!
Pinball Museum in Brunswick for a rainy day
Rent Kayaks/paddle boards
Shops near the Pier Click here to see pictures from when we went. There are lots of cute little shops to look around at downtown.
Tree spirits use this map to find them
Places to Stay:
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Click here to see a few pictures.
This is a great vrbo! It is located right next to the pool in the complex, and if you bring fishing poles you can fish in the pond by the front door!
Other Cities near by, click on the links for tips from our trips there:
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In this every changing world, this information is to the best of my knowledge accurate but things can change daily, so I suggest you always double check before you visit.
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