2020 Welcome And Pocket Guides

Aerial view of St Simons Island

Welcome!

Every place is unique, but the Golden Isles are uniquely wonderful! Welcome to our beautiful home. We invite you to discover all it has to offer—from scenic nature to historic sites to a wide array of shopping & dining options. Explore & enjoy!

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You are here. St. Simons Island. St. Simons Island is the largest of the barrier islands that make of the Golden Isles of Georgia. The island is 11.5 miles long and 3 miles across at its widest point and has a full-time population of 14,570. Read more

2020 Welcome And Pocket Guides

Fun at the Beach

Annaliese Kondo

A favorite summertime activity in the Golden Isles is spending a day at the beach, but there’s no bad season to walk along the shoreline, whether you’re getting exercise, listening to the waves, watching the sun rise, or chasing sunsets. Read more

2020 Welcome And Pocket Guides

Village Creek Landing aerial

Benjamin Galland, h20 creative group

“But why is the water brown? Is it always like that?” We’ve heard these questions asked about the waters off of St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island more than a few times. Here’s a little info about our sweet tea colored water. Read more

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Great Egret at Village Creek Landing

Julie Andrew

If you’re a bird lover, you’ve found paradise here. Literally hundreds of species of birds make their home in the Golden Isles. From shorebirds to waterfowl, owls, buntings, and birds of prey, you can see a wide variety virtually any time of year. Read more

2020 Welcome And Pocket Guides

From amateurs testing their skills before an audience on open mic nights to Grammy-award winning artists in our backyard, we have a rich local music scene if you just know where to look. Let us be your guide! Read more

2020 Welcome And Pocket Guides

The cultural scene here goes beyond live music, encompassing a large community of artists & artisan creators. In addition to painters, potters, sculptors, woodcrafters, and jewelry makers, we also have prolific writers and talented stage performers. Read more

2020 Welcome And Pocket Guides

We’re prepared a handy guide to some local lingo and lore to help you navigate the island and understand the natives. Read more

2020 Welcome And Pocket Guides

Elegant Island Living is the new owner of both the Welcome to the GOLDEN ISLES in-room hotel visitor book and GOLDEN ISLES Pocket Guide. Both publications target the tourist market in the Golden Isles and provide the perfect companion pieces to EIL. Read more

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Jekyll Island Treasure Hunt - Jan-Feb

Close up glass floats Jekyll Island treasures

Read about Jekyll Island’s annual hunt for Island Treasures—where lucky finders will take home handcrafted glass floats.

I’m With the Band Live Music Listings

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Looking for live music in the Golden Isles? We’ve got you covered!

SSI Resource Guide

SSI Resource list

We’ve compiled a list of resources and contact information you might need during your stay on St. Simons Island.

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