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Golden Isles Welcome Center

Golden Isles Welcome Center


529 Beachview Drive

St. Simons Island, GA 31522



When you’re looking to leave the stress, hustle, and bustle of a hectic life behind, even only for a short while, be sure to set your sights on St. Simons Island. Our beautiful island is a wonderful destination off the coast of Georgia which brings the best of salt marshes, sandy shorelines, amazing dining and boutique shopping year-round for visitors from near and far. With so many events to attend, activities to partake in and amazing landscapes to soak up, it can be hard to know where to start your St. Simons Island adventure. Maximize every moment of your trip by beginning your St. Simons Island journey at the Golden Isles Welcome Center.

Stop by for a visit as soon as you arrive for the most up to date information and insightful tips and tricks on making the most of your St. Simons Island experience. The Golden Isles Welcome Center is located at 529 Beachview Drive near the Pier Village and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The Golden Isles Welcome Center employs a friendly staff of visitor information agents that are on hand to provide expert advice on all things related to the Golden Isles. Whether your trip keeps you on St. Simons Island or comes with plans to travel to nearby locales, agents at the Golden Isles Welcome Center give suggestions on everything from the best dining and entertainment to local events that are happening across the area during your stay. If you happen to be planning an event and could use assistance with logistics, the Golden Isles Welcome Center team is happy to help with that too!

Useful Links for the Golden Isles Welcome Center

Golden Isles Olive Oil | Information Center | Beachwalk Cottage

Nearby Attractions and Activities to Enjoy

The Golden Isles Welcome Center is a wealth of island information and a place definitely worth stopping by and enjoying whether you’re looking for maps, advice, or local insight. However, an added benefit to a stop at this local hot spot is its proximity to a variety of other destinations worth seeing and exploring as well. The fun of a trip to St. Simons Island often lies in the versatility of activities that can be savored. For those that value a diverse itinerary, be sure to add the following stops to the top of your must-try list while you’re in town.

St. Simons Bait and Tackle

One of the highlights of a trip to St. Simons Island is the opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the shoreline view from the vantage point of the blue waves. As scenic as it is thrilling, the waters that surround St. Simons Island are also home to a variety of marine life, making this island a favorite amongst anglers looking to reel in something truly exciting. For those that find their itinerary packed with days spent on the water casting a line, a trip to St. Simons Bait and Tackle is a must. Located at 121 Mallery Street, St. Simons Bait and Tackle is a one-stop-shop for all things fishing and outdoor recreation. Anglers can find the best in rods, reels, and gear and the on-site staff are ready and waiting to answer all of your questions about the best spots to catch something incredible at any given time of the year.

Palmer’s Village Café

When you’re looking for a savory stop to energize for a day of fun on the water or on land, head over to Palmer’s Village Café at 223 Mallery Street. This laid-back, yet highly popular stop is known for its delightful breakfast options as well as savory lunch selections. Whether you’re in the mood for pancakes and omelets or can’t wait to indulge in garden salads and savory seafood options, Palmer’s Village Café promises to provide exactly what you’re looking for. Come with friends and don’t forget to pair your plate with just the right beverage as you plan out the rest of your fun-filled day.

11th Street Public Beach Access

For those that are looking for a tranquil place to dig their toes into the sand and soak up the sunshine, the 11th street Public Beach access point is where to go. This charming destination is less crowded than more well-known locations and the small parking lot keeps guests to a minimum. Take the boardwalk down to the sand and get ready to enjoy the view.

Book a Stay and Visit Golden Isles Welcome Center

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